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Men Who Get It: Bob Miller | Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

By Cathie Ericson For Bob Miller, family has helped drive the realization that leaders play a key role in championing diversity. He has heard stories from his wife, a Hispanic professional, about subtle challenges she has faced in the workplace in the past as a woman and as a minority. As a father to a… Read More

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Tips for Women on Negotiating Salary Now That Equal Pay Is Mandated

Guest contributed by Susan Brennan On April 9, a US appeals court ruled that a woman cannot be paid less than a man for the same job simply because they had a prior lower salary. While this is certainly progress in the right direction, it will be interesting to see how companies enforce and track… Read More

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Are You a Sexist Woman at Work? Part Two

Following on from last week’s column on how our brains assign positive and negative traits to men and women without asking us, we look at how we all hold bias ubiquitously. Or in plain English, women can be as sexist and upholding of the patriarchy as men. How does this play out in the workplace?… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Jennifer Hanes, Head of Investment Management and Operations, Buy Side Solutions at FIS Global

“When you make a commitment to focus on developing an area of domain expertise and own it, you’ll earn the credibility you desire,” says FIS’ Jennifer Hanes, offering words of advice for career novices. “Define success for yourself; no one can give you the road map, so decide the most important criteria for success as… Read More

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Recovering from a Mistake at Work

By Cindy Krischer Goodman Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada studied gender differences in apology behavior of men and women ages 18 to 44 and found women apologized more and felt they had caused offense more. To recover from a mistake, career experts advise walking the line between apologizing and expressing confidence… Read More

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Changing Jobs: What Financial Benefits Do You Need to Think About Besides Your Salary?

Guest contributed by Marisa Joseph The excitement of a new career path, or even taking on a different role within your current company, can be accompanied by new (and sometimes overwhelming) personal and professional considerations. And, for women who’ve spent more time establishing their careers, these considerations can vary significantly from those just starting out…. Read More

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Are you a sexist woman at work? Part One

Recent revelations about banks paying women less for the same job seemed to surprise everyone, yet nobody, given the recent wake up call that we aren’t as avant garde on equality as we once thought. Let’s assume good intentions for now and review the brain science behind managers and leaders’ decisions to promote and pay… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Paula Moreira, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

When Goldman Sachs’ Paula Moreira explains the framework that helps her succeed, she references a pyramid, with honesty and humility as key components of the base. The body and top of the pyramid are driven by effort and personal mission, respectively. Those traits, combined with her drive, have fueled Moreira’s career. A Career Spanning Regions… Read More

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The Growth Mindset as a Career Strategy

By Lisa Larkowski Life-long learning is more than a slogan. Apparently even the brightest amongst us are limited if we do not continue to grow and evolve. This is commonly talked about as mindsets. A fixed mindset is a belief that intelligence and ability are set and unchangeable, while a growth mindset believes that intelligence… Read More

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The Business Case for Gender Diversity: Necessary But Not Sufficient

Guest contributed by Lisa Levey The business case or economic justification for gender diversity is front and center in any discussion of the subject. Yet as a veteran diversity consultant, I don’t see the business case is getting the job done. It’s not that the business case is unimportant. Clearly, it’s critical but while the… Read More

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Getting visibility for career advancement

Visibility matters in your career. It is important for bosses, sponsors and even peers to know what you are capable of and see what projects you are working on. Externally it is good to be seen by people in other firms too as although you might choose to be a “lifer” in one firm, you… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Pamela M. Harper, Griesing Law, LLC

By Cathie Ericson Domain expertise is not sufficient for success, says Pamela Harper. “Being able to navigate the political landscape is just as important as being technically competent.” And, she adds, it’s distinct from knowing the unwritten rules, but includes the ability to understand the subtle nuances that comes with time and expertise. “What is… Read More

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Mover and Shaker: Heather Andrews, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, WEX Corporate Payments

Everyone finds success in different ways, says WEX’s Heather Andrews, but in her case, it has come in part from the drive to learn, no matter what career path you are on. That philosophy, along with her willingness to step through open doors – even the scary ones – has fueled her career trajectory. Capitalizing… Read More

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Let’s Move from a Gender War to a Gender Partnership

Guest contributed by Lisa Levey Gender equality is not about winning a war! The war metaphor distracts us with finger pointing, blaming, and endlessly seeking to justify who’s the perpetrator and who’s the victim. The war metaphor keeps us stuck. The reality is we all – both women and men – fall victim to highly… Read More

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Self-Awareness – What Can You Not Access Yourself and What to Do About That?

By Nicki Gilmour, Executive Coach and Organizational Psychologist Reading is the supreme life hack – medium.com recently declared gifting a list of psychology and philosophy books, a couple of which got added to my (long) reading list. Reading is an executive habit, with top executives reading at a much higher rate than others, with some… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Ilona Steffen, Global Head of Marketing and Insights, PwC

“Throughout my career I would consciously observe the style of other women as a model and notice how they set up their lives. They all worked differently, and I realized there were a variety of options for having success in both the workplace and family life, from having nannies to a husband who stayed home… Read More

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Women in Corporate America Continue to Feel Like a Square Peg in a Round Hole

Guest contributed by Lisa Levey Gender diversity is on the radar in corporate America after more than 10 years of research highlighting the economic benefits of women in leadership roles. Companies have invested in gender initiatives that aim to support women’s advancement and diversify the leadership pipeline. Some companies have been at it for multiple… Read More

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Behaviors of the Incumbent Leaders and Their Effects on the Rest of Us.

By Nicki Gilmour, Executive Coach and Organizational Psychologist The CEO Genome Project states that there are four behaviors that show up for senior leaders to set them apart. A Genome project on anything is fascinating to me as it of course only can replicate on what went before and I am interested in futurism in… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Kimberly Hendry, Director of Global Operations, Corporate Payments at WEX

By Cathie Ericson “I wish I had learned earlier in my career not to take things personally as it can create obstacles in your day-to-day interactions and detracts from your overall work experience,” says WEX’ Kimberly Hendry. “I have realized I wasted a lot of energy getting frustrated by things that weren’t being done to… Read More

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Workplaces that work for women: Experiences matter – the 2018 Catalyst Awards

By Nicki Gilmour, CEO of theglasshammer My takeaway from the 2018 Catalyst Awards and Dinner is that owning your experiences is the first step and the second step is to not let them negate other people’s experiences if you are truly going to be a man or a woman who is going to see progress… Read More

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