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How One Business Plan Competition Helps Break The Glass Ceiling

[... Having role models is the basis for educating, motivating and inspiring more women to become entrepreneurs. Now a business plan competition is offering women the opportunity to become role models. Why focus on women? Want jobs? Economic stimulus? Then nurture women ... read more

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

[... For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means "work-family balance." But while that is a major obstacle to getting more ... read more

Worrying Hurts Women’s Career Chances: Study

[... Most female executives apparently retreat to analyze their options while their male counterparts charge right ahead and take the bull by the horns, so to speak. The approach that women leaders take is detrimental to their career. "Worriers impede progress, ... read more

Gender diversity on boards

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Gender balance in the workplace is without a doubt one of the most outstanding topics in the area of Diversity & Inclusion. Companies are increasingly realizing that the incorporation of a greater number of women into their business is not ... read more

Can women ‘leaning in’ break the glass ceiling?

[... Debate over the existence of a glass ceiling for women aiming for top leadership positions has been renewed by the publication of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, and some ... read more

ECB to introduce gender quotas after Mersch row

[... The European Central Bank (ECB) is to introduce gender quota targets in a bid to double the number of women in management posts. MEPs and ministers are also currently considering a bill aimed at forcing publicly-listed firms in the EU ... read more

Why Are LinkedIn’s ‘Influencers’ Mostly Men?

[... Turns out, all but one of the LinkedIn influencers recommended to her were men. And her one influencer that is a woman -- Martha Stewart -- built her career around excelling in traditionally female realms, such as cooking and ... read more

3 tips to surpass traditional gender clichés

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Career advancement is a passionate challenge for most professionals. For women, however, it can also mean defiance. Gender discrimination in the workplace is related to deeply rooted social mores. While traditional feminine attributes include caring or affection, masculine behaviors have ... read more