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What Price–Opting Out

August 7th, 2013 by admin in Careers, employment, jobs skills, Uncategorized, Volunteering, women

This weekend in  The New York Times Magazine   Judith Warner, known for her book Perfect Madness Motherhood in an Age of Anxiety  writes about a generation of women who want back into the workforce after leaving it a decade ago. Read the rest of this entry »

The End of Men, The Rise of Women, Not So Clear Cut

When Hanna Rosin first raised the issue of “The End of Men” in  The Atlantic  in the summer of 2010,  it certainly seemed that way. The Great Recession of 2008, was also being called the “Mancession” because of the loss of typically male jobs from construction work to finance. Read the rest of this entry »

Do Quotas Work on Corporate Boards?

Into the debate about women on corporate boards  Boris Groysberg has introduced a new dimension. He has found wide differences in opinion about  quotas for women on corporate boards of directors. Read the rest of this entry »

The Status of Women at the Top (of Fortune 500 Companies)

December 12th, 2012 by admin in Careers, corporate culture, management, women

Despite high-profile news about pay parity, education for women and an increasingly higher profile for some female executives, for the vast majority of women aspiring to top leadership positions in corporate America the outlook is less rosy  according to the 2012 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors and 2012 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Executive Officers and Top Earners. Read the rest of this entry »

Hiring Vets

August 23rd, 2012 by admin in Careers, compensation, employment, Uncategorized, women

It’s been widely reported  that Michelle Obama traveled to Florida this weeky to announce that more than 2000 businesses have participated in the Joining Forces Initiative  and have hired or trained 125,000 veterans and militiary spouses in the last year. Read the rest of this entry »

An Office with No Boss

August 1st, 2012 by admin in colleagues, corporate culture, management, Uncategorized, women

For anyone who has every considered the possiblity of a boss less office, there is an interesting explanation this week from Knowledge at Wharton. Knowledge at Wharton. Read the rest of this entry »

Having It All–A Generational Saga

July 18th, 2012 by admin in Careers, employment, Uncategorized, women

With the death of screenwriter Nora Ephron  at 71 and the appointment of Marissa Mayer  the CEO of Yahoo at 37  the conversation about Having It All by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a 53 year old Princeton University professor and former State Department official took an interesting twist.

Eighteen years separated Ephron’s graduation from Wellesley College in 1962 from Slaughter’s graduation from Princeton University in 1980. Ephron headed first to the Kennedy White House and then to New York City to the Newsweek mailroom. (Newsweek didn’t hire women writers then. The Ivy League didn’t accept female student either.) While Slaughter headed to Oxford University after graduation for further study and then a degree at Harvard Law School, Mayer graduated with honors from Stanford University and then took an M.S. in Computer Science. She became the 20th employee at Google.

To what extent is each woman a product of her times? And is it possible the question of having “Having It All” is defined and interpreted anew each generation?

Motherhood and Inequality

Eduardo Porter at The New York Times makes a case this morning that of. Motherhood Still a Cause of Pay Inequality.

This follows another recent Times story about men being attracted to pink collar jobs  by his colleagues Shaila Dewan and Robert Gebeloff. Read the rest of this entry »

Bouncing Back From Fiscal Adversity

January 4th, 2012 by admin in jobs skills, management, women

This week’s Newsday carries the story of Kathleen King, founder of  Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton, New York.  Eager to expand early in the last decade she entered into a partnership that soured. Reaching a court settlement she lost the use of her name on the business, mortgaged the store that housed the bakery and put her home up for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Women in Leadership? Maybe Next Year

The news from Catalyst a New York based non-profit that focuses on women in management, delivered gloomy news today. There is still little room for women at the top. There were no significant gains made over the last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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