While more than 10 years old and challenged for relying on students to measure workplace attitudes, Harvard Business School’s much-discussed “Heidi/Howard” study, still rings fundamentally true—and it points toward an alternative way women in leadership can win. In that study, professors assigned students a true case study about entrepreneur Heidi Roizen’s career. Half the […]
In the first installment of our discussion on women in leadership, we discussed the reality of the workplace today. The path to a gender-balanced workplace is littered with pitfalls making it extremely difficult for women to get ahead. Today we discuss how to overcome these obstacles and achieve massive success. Click here to read part […]
Jessica had always been great with numbers. She made it into a top-tier business school, received her MBA, and was delighted to get a great job offer. Jessica was on her way to achieving her big goal of obtaining a leadership role as the CFO of a publicly traded company. Fast forward several years later […]
Women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions: Only 2 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs, and 8 percent of top leadership positions, are held by women. And yet, the emerging trend toward a more transformational leadership model is rewriting the book on what’s required to lead effectively. Women bring unique strengths that can propel […]
Anyone familiar with Harvard Business School’s “Heidi/Howard” study knows that women leaders are not going to be hired for a seat in the C-Suite without a strategy customized to their gender. “Playing it like a man” isn’t going to work. What will?
Studies show that organizations with more senior ranking women have a competitive edge. Recent research also indicates that women in business who seek out peer support groups are more successful and happier than those who do not. What’s the power of these groups and why haven’t they become more of a part of best practices […]
I was speaking with the founder of an entrepreneurial company about women in business. He said, “You know, my wife is the most incredible multi-tasker. She can integrate work, family and personal commitments with an ease and grace that I will never have.” His comment got me thinking about how women can build on their […]
Over the past 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to coach and consult with some outstanding leaders, many of which have been women. I’d like to talk with you about 3 keys to advancing your careers and enhancing your life.