Author Archives: Megan Broussard

These 10 Careers Tend To Have The Most Psychopaths

These 10 Careers Tend To Have The Most Psychopaths

Business Insider just released the jobs that most psychopaths call home. As clarification on the term, author Eric Barker says, “psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths….Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial char, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.” More »

Execuitve Suite:BMO Managing Director Says Stereotypes Are What Hold Women Back From Finance

Execuitve Suite:BMO Managing Director Says Stereotypes Are What Hold Women Back From Finance

When Lovisa McCallum saw the trading room floor, it was love at first sight. It’s the energy of capitalism at its best that captivated her. And, 22 years later, McCallum is managing director of financial products at BMO Capital Markets where she rubs elbows with the men still making up the majority of the industry. Women account for 26% of people working in capital markets. But, McCallum is set to change all that. More »

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

PHOTOS: A Look At The Destruction Of Hurricane Sandy In New York City

Ever since Hurricane Sandy hit the streets of New York, we’ve been bundled up in our cubby-hole Manhattan apartments looking at photoshopped pictures of our beloved city being ravaged (with a drink in hand, no less, to nip the cold). But, despite the danger, a few folks braved the whirling wind and rain to capture these very real photos of the infamous Hurricane Sandy’s damage. Then, they posted them on Twitter. More »

Pro Female Surfers Tell Us About Swimming With The Boys And When Mother Nature Is Your Boss

Pro Female Surfers Tell Us About Swimming With The Boys And When Mother Nature Is Your Boss

Today the surfing film Chasing Mavericks opens. It is the true story of surfing phenom Jay Moriarty recounting the days leading up to the 15-year-old’s attempt to ride and survive the mythic Mavericks surf break with the help of local legend Frosty Hesson (Gerard Butler) who becomes less like a trainer and more like a brother.The film looks fun and exciting but it is missing one thing: female surfers. More »

Ex-Model And Shoptiques CEO Olga Vidisheva Tells Us Why She Doesn’t Believe in Networking

Ex-Model And Shoptiques CEO Olga Vidisheva Tells Us Why She Doesn't Believe in Networking

She came to the U.S. at the young age of 17 and supported herself by waitressing at a Japanese restaurant in Santa Fe, N.M., a place she fell in love with when she moved there after her musician mother was asked to transfer from Russia to play piano in New Mexico. She says that this was a pivotal moment in her life, saying that “America is truly the land of opportunities.”
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Daily Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew Says ‘I Stand Out In A Sea Of Male Entrepreneurs’

Daily Muse CEO Kathryn Minshew Says 'I Stand Out In A Sea Of Male Entrepreneurs'

It was from the unfortunate demise of a previous venture that led Kathryn Minshew into a position she now feels most fortunate to be in. As the co-founder and CEO of The Daily Muse, 27-year-old Minshew and her fellow co-founders Alex Cavoulacos and Melissa McCreery proved their biggest critics wrong by turning their big idea into awe-inspiring reality.
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3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Say Do What They Did: Drop Out of College

3 Successful Female Entrepreneurs Say Do What They Did: Drop Out of College

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg all did the same thing. They ditched college to start their own businesses that, you know, essentially changed communication as we know it. But, it’s not just a boys club of short cuts to success. Remember the 20 year old CEO Stacey Ferreira we introduced you to who left NYU to launch MySocialCloud with financial backing from Sir Richard Branson? Well, she’s not the only one. More »

Executive Suite: Semprae Laboratories President On Why Fifty Shades Of Grey Was The Best Business Gift

Executive Suite: Semprae Laboratories President On Why Fifty Shades Of Grey Was The Best Business Gift

Female executives are experiencing a “cement ceiling” in the pharmaceutical industry, but President Rachel Braun Scherl, along with her partner Mary Wallace Jaensch are rising to the challenge with a jackhammer. Because of this rock-hard ceiling, they opted to purchase the New York based Semprae Laboratories in 2008, mainly out of passion for the flagship product, Zestra, an all-natural, botanical, female arousal oil. Yep, they said it. More »

You Know It’s Bad When It’s On TV: 6 Shows On The Air With ‘Underemployed’ Characters

You Know It's Bad When It's On TV: 6 Shows On The Air With 'Underemployed' Characters

With the premiere of MTV’s Underemployed last night, we couldn’t help but feel like we were having déjà vu. Was it that it sparked our own memories of unpaid, post-grad internships and weekends spent making up for missed wages waiting tables? Or, was it that we had seen this storyline before in recent sitcoms…. Our conclusion: TV is telling us that a new trend is ahead. Could it be that the new normal for college graduates is underemployment? TV’s leading ladies ponder the same thing as their bright, hardworking characters work menial, and in some cases, minimum wage jobs. Watch as these college graduates dream of “making it” in the city, just got harder.
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