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Communications pro Mary Civiello selects a team of dream communicators! http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/08/01/mary-civiello-dream-team/...
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A wonderful and insightful article. Congrats Ursula! http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-08-08/xeroxs-ursula-burns-on-her-career-path-and-changing-company-strategy...
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  Congrats to 2012 Mentee Soraya Darabi and her partner Maxine Bédat! Their new company called Zady       [ www.zady.com ] launches on August 27th. They've created a pre-launch page detailing what their company is all about, and would love for you to check it out. A surprise message + rewards are revealed once you enter your email address. If you like the mission behind the company, please share details of their launch with your friends across Facebook and Twitter.  And here is the link to the Wall Street Journal Article. Congrats again...what amazing press! http://on.wsj.com/18AMw0M...
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  2013-08-13 04:01:00.4 GMT By Carol Hymowitz and Cécile Daurat      Aug. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Even the few women who’ve managed to advance to the C-suite don’t get equal pay.      Last year, of the five best-paid executives at each of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index companies, 198 were women, or 8 percent of the total. Those high-achievers on average earned $5.3 million, 18 percent less than men, data compiled by Bloomberg show.      Four decades after substantial numbers of women began entering management ranks, only a handful have reached the echelons that earn the biggest compensation. Even after graduating from the same business schools, women tend to start out at lower salaries than men and many don’t catch up later in their careers. Female executives say they can be less demanding than men when it comes to pay, partly out of fear of being labeled as overly aggressive and self-centered.      “I was always focused on negotiating for my team but never as good at negotiating for myself,” said Dawn Lepore, the former chief executive officer at Drugstore.com and former vice chairman of Charles Schwab Corp. who’s now a director at AOL Inc. and TJX Cos. “When I think about the way I negotiated my package when I went to Drugstore.com, I thought ‘this is a great opportunity and rather than demand a lot upfront, I’m going to do a great job and then I’ll get rewarded.’ I didn’t want to be greedy, or viewed as out for myself. Maybe women are more collaborative.”      Topping the compensation ranking of female executives, compiled from the five highest-paid executives listed in the proxies of each S&P 500 company for the year 2012 or its fiscal equivalent, were Oracle Corp. Chief Financial Officer Safra Catz with $51.7 million and Yahoo! Inc.’s Marissa Mayer with $36.6 million. While both got higher compensation than some peers, their examples are more the exception than the rule.                               Paid Less        Facebook Inc.’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, who advises women in her best-selling book “Lean In” not to squelch their ambitions, notes that women’s lack of sponsors in their workplaces keeps them from asking for both stretch assignments and raises.      Women are such a rarity in top jobs –- about 20 S&P 500 CEOs -- that they may not want to stand out more by being tough on pay, according to Pat Cook, president of boutique executive search firm Cook & Co.      “Women tend to start out their careers getting paid less, and that gap often never gets made up, even at the most senior levels,” said Cook, whose firm is based in Bronxville, New York. “Plus women settle more frequently than men for what they’re offered.”                             CEO Scarcity        The scarcity of female CEOs explains in part the S&P 500 gender gap. The small pool brings the average compensation down among women in the C-suite because chief executives tend to command the highest pay, said Ilene Lang, president of Catalyst, a New York-based research and advocacy group for women executives.      Chief executives are lagging behind their male counterparts in certain industries. Take Denise Morrison, CEO of Camden, New Jersey-based Campbell Soup Co.: She got total compensation of $8.76 million last year, 24 percent less than the average earned by CEOs at food, beverage and tobacco companies, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Mylan Inc.’s Heather Bresch was paid $9.96 million, 33 percent less than the average chief of a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences company.                              ‘Large Gap’        “It is unfortunate that in many instances there is still a large pay gap between men and women in corporate executive positions,” said Maggie Wilderotter, 58, CEO of Frontier Communications Corp. since 2004 and a director at Procter & Gamble Co. and Xerox Corp. “I am hopeful that the use of outside compensation consultants by the compensation committees of public boards will make the gaps more evident and get inequalities addressed.”      Many factors contribute to pay levels, including performance, age and experience. Both Morrison, 59, and Bresch, 44, are relatively new in their CEO jobs, since August 2011 and January 2012, respectively.      There were 50 female chief financial officers ranked among the five highest-paid executives in S&P 500 companies last year. The lowest-paid was Karen Burns, Nvidia Corp.’s interim CFO since 2011; she received $841,517.      Kinder Morgan Inc. CFO Kimberly Dang, 43, has been in the job since 2005. Last year she got compensation of $1.72 million. Her Houston-based energy company had sales of $10 billion last year. By comparison, the average compensation of CFOs at five similar companies with sales ranging from $5 billion to $17 billion was $2.3 million.                         Average Compensation        Mary Winston, 51, became chief financial officer at Family Dollar Stores Inc. in April last year after four years as CFO of Giant Eagle Inc., a closely held grocery chain with about $9 billion in sales. She got $1.1 million in compensation for the...
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Congrats Christiane!   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Wayfair.com Acquires DwellStudio   Expands Brand Portfolio; Adds Expertise in Product Design and Development with Plans to Launch New Lines and Brands in 2013     BOSTON, MA– August 2, 2013 – Wayfair.com, the largest online retailer of home furnishings and décor, today announced it has acquired DwellStudio, a lifestyle retailer known for groundbreaking design and impeccable quality in modern home furnishings with expertise in upholstery, case goods, furniture and textiles for baby, kids and home. The acquisition further strengthens Wayfair.com’s leadership position in home retail by adding a popular lifestyle brand with...
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We couldn't be happier to welcome our two newest mentors into the W.O.M.E.N. family...Jane Chwick, an Advisory Director at Goldman Sachs and Christiane Lemieux, Founder and Creative Director of DwellStudio. Both are incredibly talented and successful businesswomen who share our passion for advancing the careers of young women. They will no doubt be wonderful additions. Please check out their bios and feel free to drop them a welcome note!  ...
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  http://edition.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/business/2013/08/06/spc-leading-women-denise-morrison.cnn.html...
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We are THRILLED to welcome our newest mentor Janet Rollé to W.O.M.E.N. In America. Please check out her bio and join us in welcoming her...she is going to be an amazing addition.  Also, our first news tidbit from Janet below!   THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES REGIONAL HEADQUARTERS, MONA, JAMAICA Issued: June 07, 2013 For Release: Immediately Subject: 18 to receive honorary doctorates from UWI UWI Regional Headquarters, Jamaica – The 2013 graduation ceremonies at The University of the West Indies (UWI) will see the conferral of 18 honorary degrees: five at both the Mona and the Cave Hill Campuses,...
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Great article featuring Mentor Maggie Wilderotter in ChiefExecutive.net! http://chiefexecutive.net/where-are-the-women-2   July 18, 2013 By John Kador KEY TAKEAWAYS   ·         Programs designed to promote women benefit all employees, both women and men ·         CEOs must add recruiter-in-chief and chief development officer titles to their CVs ·         Retention, not recruiting, is the main challenge to gender Balance at the top ·         Work-life balance initiatives don’t stand a chance against the up-and-out culture that defines success at most for-profit organizations   Businesses in the U.S. are doing a much better job of recruiting women, identifying high performance individuals and grooming upcoming stars for...
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Congrats to Sunny Webb, whose work with 3D Printing Technology was published Automation World! http://www.automationworld.com/industry-business/rethinking-industrial-manufacturing-through-3d-printing        ...
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Author Pamela Ryckman included W.O.M.E.N. In America in her great new book "Stiletto Network"! Get the book and check us out on pages 171-173   ...
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Congrats to Soraya Darabi! The company her and her team have been working on for the past 12 months has launched. Check it out: www.zady.com And please see a couple news tidbits below.  We are so proud!!      Fast Company: http://www.fastcoexist.com/1682522/curating-a-collection-of-slow-fashion      Tech Crunch: http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/09/foodspotting-co-founder-soraya-darabi-debuts-new-ecommerce-and-retail-startup-zady/   ...
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Check out this wonderful article on Mentor Donna Orender! http://www.golfbusiness.com/flash/digital/2013June/default.html#28...
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http://www.heritagepublishinginc.com/family/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Generation-of-Women.pdf   A Generation of Women Generation W stands for generation women, and is a movement bringing together women who care about the world in which they live, who are seeking knowledge and who desire self improvement.These motivated women are working to make a difference locally, nationally and all over the world. The First Coast held the second annual Generation W conference at the University of North Florida on Friday April 5. The event focused on educating, inspiring and connecting women. Women (and a few brave men) gathered from around the country to bring their experiences and expertise to the First Coast. Speakers covered topics of local to universal importance including career, family, education,networking, health...
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http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20130623/NEWS/623009999/16     No. 35 Linda Addison Global head of dispute resolution and litigationNorton Rose Fulbright When Fulbright & Jaworski combined with Norton Rose in early June to form the third-largest legal practice in the world, Norton Rose Fulbright, Linda Addison, formerly partner-in-charge of Fulbright’s 115-lawyer New York City office, took on a new role: global head of dispute resolution and litigation. Her group accounts for one-third of the $2 billion global practice, which has 3,800 lawyers in 54 offices worldwide. Ms. Addison also serves on the firm’s global executive committee.  ...
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http://www.hbscny.org/article.html?aid=845&nl=1150 Author John Gerzema surveyed 64,000 people in thirteen nations and found that global business leaders think men should be more like women in the 21st century. This marks a trend away from the winner-takes-all, masculine approach to getting things done. Click here to make a reservation The HBS Club of New York & HBS Women's Association of New York are pleased to co-present this event. Meet author and consultant John Gerzema whose newest findings and interviews with global businessleaders are detailed in his new New York Times best-selling book, The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the...
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This story appears in the June 10, 2013 issue of Forbes. Audrey MacLean may be the only Silicon Valley investor who was never floored by Mark Zuckerberg. “I’m just not entirely sure how to gauge the faddiness of the Internet,” says MacLean, who, at 61, is one of the nation’s most seasoned, well-connected and successful angel investors. That’s consistent with the view she’s held for at least 15 years, since FORBES put her on the cover. “My motto was, You don’t need six fluffy dot-coms when it was questionable whether you even needed one.” MacLean is no Luddite. As a limited partner in the Valley’s biggest...
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CHICAGO, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  The American Marketing Association (AMA), a global professional association with more than 30,000 members, announces the appointment of Mary Garrett to its International Board of Directors. Ms. Garrett is currently the vice president of marketing and communications for IBM Global Sales and Distribution, an organization that operates and extends IBM's presence in 170 markets worldwide. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111102/DC96044LOGO)  Mary Garrett also leads the development and execution of unique marketing and communication strategies encompassing the Smarter Planet agenda, Big Data, cloud computing, social business and other growth plays in support of IBM clients across both mature and emerging markets. In addition, she is...
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  The Economist: Medical technology   Expanding care April 28th by A.A.K. Mumbai ON OBSERVING that most injured soldiers die before receiving medical attention, Dominique-Jean Larrey, a young French military surgeon in Napoleon’s army, proposed installing surgical teams near the frontlines. Horse-drawn carriages would whisk the wounded from the battlefield to the closest field hospital, dramatically reducing casualties. Today the whisking is done by helicopter or ambulance and the treatment on arrival is incomparably better. But whereas clever bandages help deal with external injuries, little progress has been made in helping soldiers with innards ravaged by bullets or shrapnel survive the...
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Thanks to Sarah Elliott for passing this on! http://www.businessinsider.com/50-women-who-are-changing-the-world-2013-4#50-cameron-russell-1...
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