Coke CEO Muhtar Kent: ‘If We Can Empower Women There Will Be A Huge Increase In Productivity’ [VIDEO]
3:00 pm, March 10th | by Amy Tennery
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca-Cola, knew that women liked his products. But after
raiding the pantry of every sorority in America conducting some intense market research in 2007, he learned that a whopping 65 to 70 percent of his shoppers were women. And that profoundly shaped how he ran his company from there on out.
5:48 pm, March 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
With her restaurants like The Spotted Pig, The John Dory, and The Breslin (called just today “Wall Street’s favorite restaurant”), April Bloomfield has made a name for herself as New York’s lord of the gastropub. (Have you tried this woman’s burger? Do it.)
Only a lady that cool could throw a whole dead pig over her shoulders and call it “feminine.”
6:21 pm, February 23rd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Agapi Stassinopoulos, the writer sometimes known as Arianna Huffington’s sister, writes in her new book, Unbinding the Heart, about what “wealth” really means. Her meaning of “wealth,” she says, came from something her mother told her.
7:20 pm, February 22nd | by Hillary Reinsberg
“If you had asked me what the big topic of the presidential race was going to be, I’d certainly have said jobs, jobs, jobs. But lately, we seem to be talking about women, women, women,” New York Times columnist Gail Collins writes today on the Opinionator blog.
3:00 pm, February 19th | by Amy Tennery
We all know that the STEM field — that is, science, technology, engineering and mathematics — has a bit of a tricky time attracting women students. But Michele McGough, CEO of Solutions4Networks, explained in an op-ed today why it’s more crucial than ever to attract women to STEM careers.
4:02 pm, February 18th | by Amy Tennery
How do you build a “business with feeling?” That’s exactly the question one former Nickelodeon exec tackled in a recent essay for the Harvard Business Review. She took the example of Elizabeth Scharpf, a researcher who took on the issue of absenteeism address “emotion in the workplace.”
5:45 pm, February 17th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Susan Sokol has what you might call an enviable life. These days, she’s the President and COO of J. Mendel, unarguably the world’s foremost fur designer. Before that, she was the President of Vera Wang, unarguably the world’s foremost wedding dress designer. She also counts Calvin Klein as her mentor, and so on and so forth. When she’s not talking shop about mink and sable, she manages to spill out some pretty good insights on the working women of her generation.
8:31 am, February 15th | by Amy Tennery
We all know that “disagreeable” female leaders aren’t always looked upon so favorably. But what about agreeable female CEOs? In a recent Harvard Business Review piece, Professor Art Markman weighed in on how women leaders can use stereotypes to their advantage.
6:32 pm, February 13th | by Hillary Reinsberg
Is it okay to work all the time as a new mother? It’s an issue no one really wants to tackle, but researchers are finally exploring it. A UC Irvine researcher says she doesn’t see it as being negative.
Why Some Women Don’t Go After Top Jobs: “The Challenge Is To Shift The Way We Think About Ourselves”
2:54 pm, February 11th | by Amy Tennery
Author Courtney Martin and Katie Orenstein, the founder of The Op-Ed Project weighed in on why there aren’t “more Sheryl Sandbergs” in the business world, in an op-ed today for CNN: “The notion that women lack confidence implies a negative judgment. It’s viewed as a weakness, coded as feminine. But some recent social science research reveals a more likely and complex explanation: People do things because people who look and talk like them or share the same background do those things… The challenge is to shift the way we think about ourselves. We must see our peers and ourselves as leaders who have a right and a responsibility to weigh in on the matters of our day.”