[Q&A] Pastry Chef Gale Gand: Choose Love Over Money

Chef Gale Gand is a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality, teacher, entrepreneur, and mother. The James Beard Foundation recognized her as 2001 Outstanding Past...

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...

Why Women Quit the Corporate Ladder

One reason women are under-represented at the top is that many women choose to leave the corporate ladder rather than pursue advancement. Bob Sherwin, COO of leadership researcher Zenger Folkman, seeks to expla...

Kitty Pilgrim: You’re Only Limited by Your Attitude

Kitty Pilgrim worked as a CNN correspondent and news anchor for 24 years before leaving the network in 2010. As a New York City-based reporter her normal beat included politics and economics but her assignments...

Nancy Gerrie: Showing Initiative is Crucial

Nancy Gerrie is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where she started her practice as a summer associate in 1987. She advises companies and individuals on employ...

Should a ‘Good Enough’ Life Be Good Enough?

The current discussion of women’s lives focuses too much on work life, too little on the rewards of family life, argues writer Elsa Walsh. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Walsh says she finds the ar...

10Q w/ Lauren Edelman

1. Name: Lauren Edelman 2. Current job, past jobs: Currently Account Coordinator at XA, The Experiential Agency; previously Senior Publicist at VanNice PR; Events & Marketing Intern at Michigan Avenue Maga...

10Q w/ Sara Hall Master

1. Name: Sara Hall Master 2. Current job: Senior Account Manager, MarketSense, Burr Ridge, Ill. – My role is to create and guide the execution of marketing strategy for our business-to-business accounts. Previ...

The 9% Solution: Flexibility Without Shame

Need to energize the U.S. economy? Fully engaging women could increase GDP by as much as 9%, writes Sallie Krawcheck, a past president of Bank of America Wealth Management. To do that, companies must finally ac...

Mary Ann Childers on Life in the Media World

Mary Ann Childers is a media consultant specializing in strategic communications, crisis consulting, video and web content production, and honing on-camera and presentation skills for Chicago’s top business exe...