As women, we face unique challenges as leaders, whether we work in the corporate world or as business owners. There seems to be a large chasm between female leaders who too easily sacrifice authority, and iron-fisted women who never budge once their minds are made up.
Unfortunately, neither approach is effective in a long-term leadership position. More
Roger Ebert gave this story two thumbs down. In a recent article in the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert featured a disgusting, yet true account, of a Buffalo film critic named Michael Calleri who was asked by former pig of an editor at the Niagara Falls Reporter, to stop reviewing movies with strong leading ladies, specifically Snow White and the Huntsman. More
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned 65 today. We can spend a few hundred words talking about her accomplishments as a lawyer, politician and mother, including her degree from Harvard Law School, the fact that she was the first female partner in her Arkansas law firm, or the fact that she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2005, but that’s been done. Instead, we are giving you ten of the most unusual facts we found about her. Happy Birthday, Hillary! More
Powerful women have a tough balancing act to maintain: They must be feminine yet powerful, competent yet human, etc. etc. Err too much in one direction and you’re a bitch or a wimp or a robot or a crybaby. That’s why I love this post from Forbes‘ Jenna Goudreau, in which she talks to a variety of women about their least-favorite stereotype about powerful women. They came up with a list of 10. Let’s take a look at them — and kiss them goodbye. More
Today is a huge day for women in journalism. Jill Abramson officially starts her job as the executive editor of the New York Times, the first woman to assume the top spot in the paper’s 160-year history.
A major new report from Canada finds that the pace of women achieving senior-level management positions has flatlined. As the president and CEO of the organization that published the report, Anne Golden, put it: “It will take about 150 years before women and men are equally likely to reach middle management. And a century and a half is an eyeblink compared with the eternity it would take to achieve this benchmark in senior management.” More