[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...

The World’s Most Powerful Women

Forbes’ 2014 list of the 100 most powerful women includes nine heads of state whose countries have an aggregate GDP of $11.1 trillion and have 641 million citizens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (shown) holds...

Advice for Women Leading Women

“Lead in a way that makes you comfortable.” That’s one piece of advice Joyce E. Russell says she picked up during the third annual “Women Leading Women” event at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith Schoo...

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...

‘The Great Unfinished Business of the 21st Century’

As part of the United Nations’ observance of International Women’s Day on March 9, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered brief remarks calling gender equality “the great unfinished busine...

‘Unconscious Bias’ Slows Young Women’s Careers

Women’s career development is slowed by companies’ underestimation of their readiness to assume leadership roles, a Conference Board of Canada (CBC) study concludes. As a result, women lower their career expect...

Mary Barra is General Motors’ First Female CEO

General Motors Corp. has named Mary Barra its CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2014. Barra, 51, who had been the firm’s executive vice president for global product development, will be the first woman to serve as CEO of...

Gallup Poll: More Women Say They Prefer Male Bosses

A new Gallup poll finds 41% of Americans don’t prefer one gender over the other when asked who they’d prefer to work for. Adults preferring a male boss accounted for 35% of the sample while 23% said they would ...