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Knowing that diversity is a desirable objective, if you have two candidates for a board role and the white male is the “better” candidate, which one should you choose?”
For as long as many of us can remember, the concept of women advancing in business has felt like an individual sport.
Many of us, when asked, might also say that we like to think of ourselves as leaders. We are each testing our own ideas of ethical leadership.
Women CEOs are in the spotlight lately. When the 2017 Fortune 500 list came out, it had a record number of female CEOs, at 32. Cue fireworks. Except that it’s been pretty much all downhill since.
I’ve had to make some tough decisions in my career. For example, should we institute a big lay-off in 2010, or double-down by hiring more trainees? (...
As my team and I work to launch our start-up, Ellevest (a digital investment platform for women, to be launched this year), I've given a lot of though...
Myth 1: Women are not “as good at math” — and math-like things — as men. Not true. Females’ math grades are every bit as good as males’. (And we make better grades overall. Yup, science too.) Myth 2: Women need more financial education before they can i...
Career risk. When we think of this, we typically think of professionals leaving their jobs for a start-up. Or raising their hand for a promotion that they might not be ready for.
I hope it always goes without saying: if you have to choose your ethics or your job, pick ethics every time. Every time.
I sort of hate the question always asked of professional women of “How do you manage it all?” My short answer is typically, “Barely. And sometimes only barely.”
Some tried-and-true advice in business: ask for feedback. Particularly ask for feedback if you’re working in a job or on a skill that’s newer for you. And more particularly, ask for feedback if you’re
When I was offered my first leadership opportunity, I recoiled from it. I was a Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein, and I was asked if I would consider becoming Director of Research.