Archives by Tag 'challenges'

Women Matter

By - Last updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014

  Since 2007, McKinsey & Company has published Women Matter, a series which analyzes the state of diversity in the top management of corporations. In January 2014, they released Women Matter 2013 "Gender diversity in top management: Moving corporate culture, moving boundaries."   For me, the highlights of the survey results are:   Female executives are ambitious and sure of their own abilities to become top managers, though they are less confident that their companies' cultures can support their rise. Cultural factors at work are more than twice as likely as individual factors to link to women's confidence that they can reach top management. Culture has a critical role to play in either supporting or hindering efforts to advance diversity. At the individual level, female respondents report ...

My New Bio

By - Last updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I have added a brief version of my new one page bio in the Ask a Babe section. Please check it out!!   I have included the lengthier version of my bio below, so you can check me out in all my glory!! You see I want you and the rest of the world to know my qualifications, so you can help me achieve one of my objectives.  At this time, I have the capacity for another corporate directorship and believe I am well qualified to sit on the board of a large and complex organization and feel my timing might be perfect given the “pressures” in the marketplace today!!  I know you are all out and about in the world and ...

The Female Brain – An Asset or Barrier to Success in Business?

By - Last updated: Monday, January 20, 2014

This was the title of an article in the January 2014 issue of the newsletter of Caliber Leadership Systems which is co-owned by Heather Hilliard and Anne Dranitsaris. I found myself referencing the content several times in conversation in the days after I read it, although I am certain I didn't articulate the points as well as the authors of the article did.   In my view, it is well worth reading and includes some thought-provoking content....in a good way!!   Here's the link:   http://www.caliberleadership.com/pdf/Caliber%20Practical%20Insight%20-%20The%20Female%20Brain.pdf   I would love to hear your thoughts on the article!! Please share them in the Comments sections below.   Enjoy!!

What would I do if I weren’t afraid?

By - Last updated: Thursday, January 9, 2014

I stole the above question from Sheryl Sandberg's 2011 commencement address to the graduating class of Barnard College which she talks about in the first chapter of her fabulous book "Lean In."   Sandberg ended her address to the class with the following:   "So please ask yourself: What would I do if I weren't afraid? And then go do it."   Sandberg ends the first chapter of her book with the following words:   "Writing this book is not just me encouraging others to lean in. This is me leaning in. Writing this book is what I would do if I weren't afraid."   Bravo Sheryl!!   So please ask yourself as we being the new year: "What would I do if I weren't afraid? And then go do it."   I dare ...