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Mover and Shaker: Michelle Pokrzywinski, Vice President of IT, WEX

 By Cathie Ericson Mentors and sponsors are the glue that holds a career together, says WEX’s Michelle Pokrzywinski. “Throughout my career, my needs have been different and I find role models and mentors all over – within my team, in the company and outside in the general professional world,” she says. “Whatever qualities or skills… Read More

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Why Women Are Crucial in Design and Tech

Guest contributed by Sara Wachter-Boettcher I was chatting with a woman at a tech conference a while back about sexism in the industry. She rolled her eyes: “Oh, have I got a story for you.” A couple years ago, she was working at a large company’s Silicon Valley innovation center. She was excited. Her company… Read More

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5 Things that Make Becoming a Financial Advisor a Smart Choice for Women

By Nicki Gilmour, CEO theglasshammer.com Financial Advisory and the retail side of the financial services industry is not something that we have covered from a career perspective here at theglasshammer.com. So, we thought it was time to have a look at this career and discuss its viability as it pertains to ambitious women looking to… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Sheridan Ash, Technology and Investments Director, PwC UK; Women in Technology Leader for PwC UK

By Cathie Ericson It can be intimidating to be faced with a male-dominated culture, notes PwC’s Sheridan Ash. While she has learned to be resilient, she stresses she didn’t always feel that way, struggling with worry that was disproportionate. While she has since become proactive about managing her career, she believes she could have reached… Read More

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Storytelling: The Art of Connection

By Aimee Hansen Forbes has called it “the new strategic imperative of business.” Oral storytelling may have started around the fire, but today it’s trending hot on the list of sought-after leadership competencies at the boardroom table and in the C-Suite. While storytelling may be innate, it doesn’t mean we’re all equally skilled in wielding… Read More

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Perfection Might Be Our Biggest Enemy

By Molly Connell The call for a gender equal workplace is getting louder, but women are still significantly under-represented in certain fields. When it comes to STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering and Math), there is still a stereotype present that working within these fields is rather for men. As an example, currently, only 13% of practicing… Read More

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Maintaining Balance As A Female Caregiver With A Career

By Kimberley Brown Like many women who enjoy being engaged in their careers and in the workplace, they also enjoy spending time with friends and taking time to care for their families and children. But what happens when a “working mom” who’s finally reached the pinnacle of her career now has to take the time… Read More

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Voice of Experience: Elizabeth Byrnes, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Engineering

By Cathie Ericson Elizabeth Byrnes knows that you have to find your voice to be successful in your career. “You can have a great idea but unless you share it by confidently speaking up in the workplace, you won’t be able to effectively influence people and shape outcomes. Engineering is an interactive process — every… Read More

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Intrepid Woman: Nikki Barua, CEO, BeyondCurious

Fear is imaginary, says entrepreneur Nikki Barua. “The more you focus on it, the more it grows, and the only way to overcome fear is to replace it with faith. I have always had faith in myself, my team and my purpose and that’s what fuels my confidence.” She finds that most people go through… Read More

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Tech Sector’s Lack of Diversity is About More Than the Lack of Numbers

Guest Contributed by Bill Proudman It is no secret that the tech sector, for all its innovation and well-intentioned plans to work the problem, suffers from a serious diversity problem. One that will not be solved if they only focus on numbers –as in representation of marginalized groups. The numbers only reflect underlying cultural problems… Read More

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