The most effective way for companies to ensure their most talented women do not go unnoticed for promotions and plum assignments is through sponsorship, according to a new report by Catalyst, the US non-profit diversity group.
Executive coaching companies are keen publishers of their insights, and my bookshelf of titles on women at the top includes a good few. Usually I do not blog about them, and believe me, you should be grateful.
But last week I came across a book that should be read by any aspiring career woman (or man). Break Your Own Rules: How to Change the Patterns of Thinking that Block Women’s Paths to Power, by Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath and Mary Davis Holt, distils the experience of the authors’ decades of coaching experience and their careers at senior levels of large companies.
Most days this blog is about women at the top of their careers − chief executives, other C-suiters and the challenges they faced as they climbed up the corporate ladder. Today, however, I would like to focus on an extraordinary organisation that helps women at the bottom of the ladder.
In an effort to retain more of their women employees, many companies implement work/life balance policies such as flexible working hours, childcare facilities at the office, and options for telecommuting.
Growing up in Trenton, New Jersey, in the 1960s, Nell Merlino often accompanied her dad, Joe Merlino, a lawyer and powerful figure in state politics, to the office.
The FTSE 100 Cross-Company Mentoring Programme has had six years of pairing chairmen and chief executives of the UK’s largest companies with nominated senior women executives from other companies.
What are the “hot” jobs of the future? The answer is debatable, but it is clear what is not hot.
When JK Rowling, the bestselling author of the Harry Potter series, was invited to give the Harvard University Commencement address a few years ago, she chose the benefits of failure as her subject. Not an obvious choice for the audience of Harvard graduates, their proud parents and professors, but an inspired one.
Catalyst, the US-based diversity think-tank, has published a new report in its Advancing Women in India series that benchmarks 56 companies with headquarters in India or that are subsidiaries of global businesses with head offices in Europe or the US.
Few people now argue against board diversity – not in public anyway. With motherhood and apple pie, what’s not to like?