Tag Archive: Lean in

  1. Winning-the-War-for-Talent-in-Emerging-Markets
    by Jessica Schimm

    More Gender Equality? Author Sylvia Ann-Hewett Says Go to an Emerging Market

    In Hewlett’s new book, Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women are the Solution, she says the reason is that opportunities arise in periods of rapid economic transitions.

    By Rachel Lehmann-Haupt (Editor, Women 2.0)

    Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In has resurrected that sad fact that women hold only 14% of the top corporate jobs and that number hasn’t changed in a decade. We shouldn’t give up on making this change in the US, but it’s heartening to hear from economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett that in the so-called emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, and China, that women are climbing ahead of American women to the top of corporate leadership.

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    by Jessica Stillman

    10 Steps to Being a Happy CEO/Mom

    Philosophical discussions of the choices of CEO moms are fascinating, but how do executive women in the trenches actually make it work day to day? One founder offers her advice. 

    By Kakul Srivastava (CEO & Co-founder, TomFoolery)

    Though the debates raging about leaning in or installing a nursery in your office have been fascinating to read,­­ they miss the point of helping women (and all parents) figure how to really make it work. Thriving children, ambitious career, happy spouse, and sanity ­­ is it really possible to have it all?

    As a start­up CEO without enormous cash flow, an amazing (but also hard-working) husband, and two adorable (but young) kids, I’ve been juggling this conundrum for some time. My answer ­­ yes, absolutely.

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    by Angie Chang

    Is It Too Cold to "Lean In"? Women In STEM

    Etsy CTO Kellan Elliott-McCrea: “There’s a decent chance, based on their experience in industry, that your workplace is going to suck” for women, making it hard to recruit women and increase diversity.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network) & Katherine Ullman (Program Associate, Center for WorkLife Law)

    It’s been a rough couple of weeks for women in STEM.

    Most shockingly, Adria Richards, former developer evangelist at SendGrid, was fired after she publicly reported two men (one of whom was also fired) for making lewd jokes in earshot at a PyCon Conference. Richards has since received nasty messages for speaking out – including some that threatened her safety – in what is now referred to across the web as “Donglegate”

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    by Angie Chang

    How Mindfulness is Helping Me Lean In

    Observe the voice in your head that says, “You’re lucky to get your first job offer, you should accept it before they realize you’re a fraud,” detach from that self-doubt and instead tell yourself, “Only 3% of women negotiate for a better first offer, I’m going to be part of the 3.1%”.

    By Fiona O’Donnell-McCarthy (Strategy & Business Development Lead, ModCloth)

    Did any of the stories from Lean In resonate with you? While I view myself as a go-getter, a girl that can, “play by boys rules,” the psychological patterns and social biases that hold women back have certainly appeared in my career.

    Sheryl Sandberg gave voice to the struggles I’ve faced as a young professional:

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    by Jessica Stillman

    Are Many Female Execs Bad Role Models?

    Female execs in finance fear they haven’t done enough to make their industry more friendly to women, reports the New York Times. Could the same be said of tech?

    By Jessica Stillman (Editor, Women 2.0)

    It’s wonderful when women reach the top of traditionally male-dominated industries, but do they have a responsibility to make the climb easier for the women coming up after them?

    That’s the question posed in a recent New York Times DealBook piece

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    by Angie Chang

    Lean In – The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Edition

    Today, I am the co-founder of an enterprise software startup, SocialPandas, backed by a top-tier investor with an amazing support system of angels and advisors. This part of my story, which I rarely share, is about the distance I’ve traveled to get here.

    By Gretchen DeKnikker (Co-Founder & CMO, SocialPandas)

    At birth, my parents were still in high school. I lived in a trailer in a town with a current per capita income of $18,112, 6.8% of families living below the poverty line, and a crime rate 23% higher than the rest of the state. At my high school, 77% of the student body is economically disadvantaged and 81% are minorities with a graduation rate of only 55%. Seeing my “support” system, you can imagine the relentless determination, drive and sacrifice it took