[Q&A] Melanie Fletcher: Stay Upbeat, Honest and Funny

Melanie Fletcher is one of the world’s most respected and busiest live-event producers. A partner in London-based Done + Dusted, she and her colleagues have produced such highly watched programming as the 2012 ...

Why Women Aren’t Staying in Tech Careers

While programs emerge to encourage young women to pursue tech-field careers, many women in those fields are leaving “in droves,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Garann Means, for example, worked as a programmer...

[Q&A] Jazz Singer & Fitness Instructor Anne Burnell

Anne Pringle Burnell is an acclaimed jazz singer and a certified instructor international presenter, author and education provider, who has been teaching exercise for 20 years. She developed the Peyow Aqua Pila...

Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

What are the real differences between high-achieving men and women? In honor of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Business School (HBS), Robin Ely, Pamela Stone and Colleen Ammerman soug...

How Women at the Top Really Got There

Writing recently for Fast Company, Sally Blount, dean of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, argued that “we have a responsibility to encourage and support young women to be deliberate in d...

[Q&A] Irene Turner: Learn to Embrace Change

Irene Turner is the principal of IT Real Estate Sonoma Style, an innovative new brand that combines real estate and interior design capabilities for those seeking to live in Northern California’s Sonoma County....

[Q&A] Mountaineer Alison Levine: Don’t Fear Failure

Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and has also climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to...

What Blocks the Path to the Top?

You can argue that promotions should be based on merit, but who defines merit? “Merit is defined as the way leadership looks today and leadership today looks male,” business psychologist Rachel Short tells Hest...