What Do (Executive) Women (and Men) Want? Accenture Uncovers Priorities

Accenture’s online survey of 4,100 business executive women and men born between 1946 and 1994 from medium to large organizations across 33 countries sought to answer the updated version of Sigmund Freud’s question: “What do women want?” Conducted in November 2012, the survey’s margin of error is +/-2 percent, with at least 100 respondents from […]

Women’s Career Development Model – Individual Action in Negotiation, Networking-Mentoring-Sponsorship, Skillful Self-Promotion – Part 2 of 2

Part 1 of this post, Women’s Career Development Model – Individual Action in Career Planning and the Contest and Sponsorship Pathways to Advancement – Part 1 of 2,  highlighted Ines Wichart’s model of women’s career development with three levels and 11 components, based on her research as Kenexa High Performance Institute (KHPI), a subsidiary of […]

Women Hedge Fund Managers Outperform Male Counterparts

Meredith Jones of Rothstein Kass, reported  that female hedge fund managers significantly outperform their male counterparts in Women in Alternative Investments: Building Momentum in 2013 and Beyond . In the third quarter of 2012, women scored a net return of 8.95% compared to a 2.69% net return overall on the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. […]

Lean In: Sheryl Sandberg launches Book, Foundation to Advance Women in Organizational Leadership

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg distilled her calls-to-action from her much-viewed TED talk and 2011 Commencement address at Barnard College in her forthcoming book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, scheduled for release 11 March 2013. She reviews why women in the U.S. hold few of the top leadership roles in organizations and government, […]

“Birds of a Feather” brings together Silicon Valley women for Network Development

Women of Cisco, Citrix, EMC, Intel come together on Thursday  17 January 2013 at Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, for the first of three “unconferences” to build professional relationships across technology companies. Each firm has an Employee Resource Group (ERG) focusing on career development and advancement for women in technical and non-technical roles, and each […]

Startup Success Correlates with Women Executive Involvement

A Dow Jones Venture Source study of 167,500 executives and 2,200 venture-backed companies funded between 1997 and 2011 showed that women helped lead more start-ups to success. Women are less involved as founders and leaders of start-ups than men. Just 1.3 percent of start-ups have a female founder, 6.5 percent have a female CEO, and […]

Authoritative Non-Verbal Communication for Women in the Workplace

Carol Kinsey Goman has integrated research on the impact of non-verbal behavior on workplace outcomes for women in two books: The Silent Language of Leaders: How Body Language Can Help–or Hurt–How You Lead The Nonverbal Advantage: Secrets and Science of Body Language at Work She notes that all business leaders need to establish interpersonal warmth […]

Three Factors Affecting Women in Corporate Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership’s Sara King and Northwestern University professor Alice Eagly examine the obstacles, pressures and trade-offs women face at every stage of their careers to analyze the reason that only three percent of Fortune 500 leaders are women. King’s and Eagly’s research identified three factors affecting women in corporate leadership roles: •    […]

Work-Life Balance – “Getting to 50/50”

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals with demanding careers in addition to their responsibilities as wives and parents. Their book, Getting to 50/50: How Working Couples Can Have It All by Sharing It All, presents an action plan for couples to negotiate work-life balance (“have it all”), through equal participation so both partners “win.” […]

Range Offers vs Point Offers in Negotiation for Advantageous Settlements

Many people hesitate to present a negotiation offer as a range of values, assuming that co-negotiators will anchor on the lower value in the range as a “reservation price.”  This is based on the power of first offers as negotiation anchors, demonstrated in research by University of Chicago’s Nicholas Epley and Thomas Gilovich of Cornell. Contrary […]