Tag: women

12 Ways to Increase Gender Equality

In 1873, the Supreme Court ruled that women couldn’t be lawyers, notes attorney Jonathan Segal. Gender equality has improved, but still, women are CEOs of only 4.5 percent of the Fortune 1000. In virtually every profession, women are underrepresented in top management, Segal adds.

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How Professional Women Can Command the Room

HRDA is reporting from the SHRM conference in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Lee, of JB Training Solutions says that learning how to command the room might come natural to some professional women, but for others, it takes a little bit of work. In today’s Advisor, we’ll hear from Lee with tips for how women executives can […]

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More Tips on Executive Presence

Today’s article represents an expansion of content from two HRDA articles. In those articles, we heard from Jennifer Lee, an expert on executive presence for women. You can check out those articles here and here.

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Women in business—we have seen progress, but challenges remain

by Dan Oswald March is Women’s History Month. Let’s face it, the business world has been dominated by men for too long. Episodes of Mad Men come to mind, where just 50 years ago the majority of women served as assistants or secretaries. Sure, we’ve made progress, but has it been fast enough? There are […]

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Did I say that?

Satya Nadella’s job was tough enough from the start. He followed Microsoft lifer Steve Ballmer and founder Bill Gates into the CEO role at a time when the company is looking to keep its businesses rolling in the face of a changing industry, slower PC sales, and serious pressure on its bread-and-butter Windows and Office […]

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Veronica Mars: Return to Neptune

Thanks in large part to a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign, legions of “Marshmallows” and I recently got to enjoy new adventures of Veronica Mars on the big screen. Although Veronica left the small screen back in 2007, that did not stop my favorite private detective from diving right back into action (and danger) in the film version. The premise of the film […]

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Women Closing Retirement Balance Gap but Still Need Long-term Strategy

Data from late 2012 show women in the United States closing the gap in defined contribution plan balances and savings rates compared with their male counterparts, but gaps remain in women’s retirement funding strategies that plan sponsors can help address. Although female plan participants long have been known to save less than men for retirement, […]

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No woman, no cry

Litigation Value: Dwight’s sexual and sexist comments regarding women = additional fodder for a hostile work environment claim (not to mention Clark’s potential claims); Jim taking calls about starting a different company on Dunder Mifflin time = a potential breach of the duty of loyalty; taking another trip to crazy town with Jan = priceless. With David […]

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Census Bureau: Most First-Time Working Mothers Receive Paid Leave

Employers are increasingly likely to provide paid leave to working mothers, new Census data suggests. The U.S. Census Bureau report,  released in early November, doesn’t look directly at employer policies. Rather, it analyzes trends in women’s work experience before their first child, identifies their maternity leave arrangements before and after the birth and examines how rapidly […]

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