Posts Tagged Women
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.
In U.S. workplaces, men who speak at length are considered powerful.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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...
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.
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.”