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Making Connections: How to Build and Manage Relationships

By - Last updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

I had the distinct pleasure of speaking to a group of young women at a lunch sponsored by Women in Capital Markets yesterday. The subject was Making Connections: How to Build and Manage Relationships.  In preparation for the occasion, I reviewed the Babes stories I have told here and came up with a list of Basic Principles  in connection with this subject which I elaborated on during the luncheon. My ten Basic Principles were:   Basic Principles   Be authentic. Establish a network of support. Ensure the relationships in your personal lives are “in order”. Develop your relationships with woman. Find a mentor and a role model. Don’t burn any  bridges…no matter what. Support those you can, in particular, support other women whenever you can. Don’t look for a leadership position; ...

Dish!

By - Last updated: Thursday, June 23, 2011

The subtitle of Dish which was written by Barbara Moses is Midlife Women Tell the Truth about Work, Relationships and the Rest of Life.   Moses says the book is populated by many voices. Over the years immediately prior to her writing the book, she received close to a thousand stories from women, including those who responded to an email survey she did, in connection with an article she wrote about why women should fight to express their authentic selves at work. She married these thousand voices to those of thirty women, in their late-thirties to mid-fifties, whom she calls life mentors, insightful, thoughtful, interesting women who she personally selected to be part of the group. And she changed all of their ...

What would you do if you weren’t afraid?

By - Last updated: Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This question came from the commencement address given by Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook to the 2011 Barnard graduating class.  I think it's a great question!! It is one you can ask yourself the next time you find yourself stepping back from a project, idea, concept, person, promotion, opportunity etc which you know in your heart you care deeply about.  You can find her entire address at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdvXCKFNqTY   I have listened to a number of commencement addresses this year for the first time. Michelle Savoy, one of the Babes who responds to your questions periodically via the  "ask a babe" feature encouraged me to listen to them. She tells me she does it every year and finds great inspiration ...

An Act of Leadership

By - Last updated: Monday, May 30, 2011

Helena Morrissey is CEO of Newton Investment Management, a UK based money manager owned by Bank of New York Mellon Corp.  She was appointed to the position when she was 35 years old with five children, the youngest of them ages 1, 2 and 3.  Today, she is 45 years old and has nine children ranging in age from 2 to 19, seven of whom still live at home.  At work, she oversees 47.2 billion pounds ( a number which has doubled under her management) and almost 400 employees.   In 2009, she attended a Goldman Sachs luncheon about diversity in London and it gave her an idea. She says she was tired of hearing about diversity and never seeing any progress, ...