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In 1997, Julie Mahloch started GiftPoints, an e-commerce site that enabled shoppers to buy gift certificates at a time when they were only available for purchase in-store. The site – which turned into GiftCertificates.com – had revenues of about $100m five years after its founding. (more…)
“We are good at looking at what potential looks like – this man, this woman has got the right stuff. We are also good at identifying traits and behaviours that make good leaders. But we are less good at identifying the experiences, the key job assignments that a career needs to have.”
It is the International Year of Chemistry, as I expect you know, and 100 years since Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize. (more…)
Heather Rarick knew from an early age that space was in her future. As a young girl growing up in Mt. Lebanon, PA, she watched television footage of rocketships blasting to the moon and was hooked. (more…)
It is not the first time that the diversity debate has moved from the executive to the owners of the UK’s largest companies, but this week’s launch of an investor action group adds muscle to that discussion. (more…)
Irene Rosenfeld rises to head the Financial Times’ list of the top 50 women in world business in a year defined by her decision to split Kraft Foods into two separate entities. (more…)