The Hunt for STEM Solutions

Training isn’t all that’s required for women to succeed in STEM fields. That was one of the observations offered at the STEM Solutions Conference organized by U.S. News & World Report. “You have to be a str...

Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

The persistent underrepresentation of women among Certified Financial Planners (about 23%) led the CFP Board to launch a Women’s Initiative (WIN) to study the problem. That research now has been released and it...

Leadership When You’re Not the Leader

Don’t disparage meetings. They’re “your greatest opportunity to be visible and show your organization what you bring to the table,” says Luann Pendy, VP-global quality at medical-device company Medtronic. She t...

Crossing the Confidence Gap

Is a lack of self-confidence what holds some women back? Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman pose the question in an intriguing article in The Atlantic titled, “The Confidence Gap.” “To our surprise, as w...

For the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (shown at left) heads the new Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, a collection of businesspeople committed to helping develop the ne...

Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

“I don't think I ever heard from a woman who worked for me ‘I want to make X.’ So recalls Sallie Krawcheck (at left), former president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America and now fou...

[Q&A] Judy Franks: Follow a Career You Love

Judy Franks is on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), teaching courses on media and consumer insights. She manages executive e...

Five Women’s Views From the Top

Adweek magazine interviewed five of the advertising/media world’s most powerful women for its Women’s Issue. The stated topic was “The triumphs and trials of smashing the ceiling.” Offering their opinions are N...