Posts Tagged Women

On March 19, @WeKnowNext chatted with all the "bossy" folks on Twitter about the "Ban Bossy" Campaign

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat:


March 19, 2014

What does the word “bossy” mean to you?  

Sheryl Sandberg's new "Ban Bossy" campaign seeks to eliminate the use of the word “bossy” when describing successful and powerful women, and replace it with positive words that highlight character, resilience and leadership ability.  

March 17, 2014

In U.S. workplaces, men who speak at length are considered powerful.

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January 10, 2014

 Grace Hopper was one of the first computer scientists. Born in 1906, she developed the first compiler, the concept of machine independent programming language, was a US Navy Rear admiral, and left a legacy for women in STEM fields. In 1947, she found a moth in the tubes of a UNIVAC computer, and coined the term “bug.”

October 17, 2013

When I left corporate life, the glass in the ceiling suppressing the advancement of women to the C-suite was beginning to show cracks. That was two decades ago. Today, there’s a venerable list of female executives who have shattered that glass and gone on to illustrious careers as successful CEOs. One might think the likes of Melissa Mayer (Yahoo!), Laura Sen (BJ’s Wholesale Club), Ellen Kullman (DuPont), and Indra K. Nooyi (Pepsi) would inspire more and more women to seek greater responsibility in the corporate world.

October 10, 2013

Yesterday, I had the great opportunity to participate in the SHRM #NextChat focused on women in business. After answering the questions, I realized that there’s a theme to my answers — flexibility is key.

August 22, 2013

On August 21, @weknownext chatted with special guest Emily Jasper (@emilyjasper) about some of the most important issues that women are currently facing in the workplace and what they can do to get around them.

In case you missed it, here are all of the great tweets from the chat...


August 21, 2013
Number of female Fortune 500 CEOs: 21
Number of Fortune 500 that have zero female board members: 50
Percent that GDP would rise if women were paid equally to men: 5
Amount that women lose over the course of career due to not negotiating for raises: $1.5 million
August 19, 2013

As almost everyone now knows, Sheryl Sandberg is the COO of Facebook.  She is also the author of the ground-breaking book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead .

I have read the book twice.  Simply put, I think it is a brilliant manifesto for women and men alike.

Yet, the acclaim is not universal.  To the contrary, the book has been met with some hot criticism.

August 8, 2013
There is a notable gender difference in terms of how the stress of personal problems contributes to the rates of reported disciplinary action addressing productivity, absenteeism and work quality, with men more than twice as likely as women to be subject to formal disciplinary action due to these issues (9.8 percent vs. 4.4 percent).
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July 10, 2013
Sex discrimination allegations have begun to morph from strip clubs to boys' clubs.  Although less explicit than strip clubs, the boys' clubs can be just as exclusionary.
What is a boys' club?  It is an invisible affinity group of men, predominantly white, who effectively control their organizations and connections to which may be critical in terms of compensation and advancement.
July 10, 2013
Women are running away from science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in droves. According to STEMconnector, a web site that tracks statistics on STEM field training and jobs in the U.S., male students are much more likely than female students to pursue these jobs, and the gap is expanding at an alarming rate.
Female interest in the science category of STEM jobs, which had been rising for years, has apparently peaked. Interest in math-related careers is dropping sharply among young women. 
July 9, 2013
The recession cost men more jobs than it did women, and more women than men found new jobs during the recovery. Yet, working women remain more economically vulnerable than men and are nearly twice as likely to have high or overwhelming financial stress, concluded two organizations that study the workplace.
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July 3, 2013
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in United States v. Windsor, found unconstitutional Section 3 of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which had prohibited the federal government from acknowledging marriages between same-sex couples. Same-sex marriages were recognized as legal by 12 states and the District of Columbia at the time of the ruling.
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June 27, 2013

At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, senior partners regularly pair up with women of color who are managers or directors and begin grooming them for more responsibility. The partners act as mentors, provide coaching, introduce the women to a broader network of business associates, give them high-profile assignments and provide feedback on their job performance.

The mentoring was among the reasons Working Mother magazine this month chose the New York-based consulting firm as one of this year’s “Best Companies for Multicultural Women.”

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June 7, 2013

On May 8, @weknownext chatted with Crystal Miller (@TheOneCrystal) and Carrie Corbin (@TheAlphaFemme) about "Leaning In and Opting Out."

In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat...

May 15, 2013


Organizations working to build the business case for corporate social responsibility (CSR) around women’s rights globally said recently that scalability and sustainability are key to maximizing effectiveness.

Two programs designed to help foster women’s advancement were highlighted on March 8, 2013—International Women’s Day—during a webinar presented by Diversity Best Practices.

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May 15, 2013

Leadership is an important skill in today’s world. I once heard a supply chain executive from Elizabeth Arden tell me he used to always be encouraged when he would receive position applications from young candidates who could clearly articulate their experience and goals.

May 15, 2013

For the past 40+ years, Boomer and Gen X women have “leaned in” to balance work and family in order to have it all.  Many have done so with great success.  However, that success seems to drop off significantly somewhere between the levels of “management” and the “executive offices.”

May 10, 2013