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.

  2. happy mom
    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”