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Why the world needs women entrepreneurs

November 21, 2013 | | 13,876 Comments

(By Tory Burch for The Economist) Women’s empowerment will be front and center in 2014 as more companies, communities and countries invest in women’s entrepreneurship. Increasingly, they recognize what organizations from the World Bank to Coca-Cola already know: that women … Read More

Is It Time to Move On?

October 14, 2013 | | 13,439 Comments

Determining when to move on can be a challenge, and it’s often not clear-cut or formulaic. It is an individual decision influenced by both career and personal aspirations. For some, the trajectory of their peer group has an influence on … Read More

When Women Mentor Too Much

October 11, 2013 | | 13,710 Comments

(Wall Street Journal) Some top managers risk slowing their upward climb because they mentor downward too much.

It’s an especially common conundrum for women. They’re in high demand as mentors, mainly due to their thin ranks in upper level management. … Read More

The Four Kinds Of Mentors Every Businesswoman Should Have

October 3, 2013 | | 13,798 Comments

(Forbes Woman) Finding a mentor or personal advisor can be intimidating to female founders. Women often have a Superman complex — we rarely seek advice because we believe we should be able to do everything, know everything, and be everything to everyone. … Read More

How Women Drive Innovation and Growth

September 16, 2013 | | 13,863 Comments

(Harvard Business Review Blog) Women represent a growth market more than twice as big as China and India combined. They control $20 trillion in global consumer spending, own or operate between 25-33% of all private businesses, and earn an estimated … Read More

Why So Few Women And Minorities At The Top? Here’s The Real Reason

September 16, 2013 | | 13,806 Comments

(Forbes) Only 1% of the nation’s Fortune 500 CEOs are black. Only 4% are women. And not a single one is openly gay. After decades of diversity initiatives and inclusion programs, what’s the problem? That was the question Christie Smith … Read More

Why You Need A Sponsor — Not A Mentor — To Fast-Track Your Career

September 10, 2013 | | 13,641 Comments

(BusinessWeek) If you thought finding and cultivating a mentor with clout would be your key to career success, you were dead wrong.

Mentors may offer an open door and helpful guidance, but little more. To win, you need a sponsor, … Read More

Fueling the Light Within

September 9, 2013 | | 13,831 Comments

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.”- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Not too long ago my internal … Read More

Job Security is Not Guaranteed but Your Skills Are

September 3, 2013 | | 13,800 Comments

Last week I served as a panelist for a Forte Foundation event, a non-profit organization that promotes and supports women who wish to pursue a Masters in Business Administration degree. There were many young women in attendance, most a few … Read More

The Giant Pivot

August 26, 2013 | | 13,843 Comments

I started a children’s play and activity center in Nigeria a couple of years ago and it’s been an exciting adventure for me as an entrepreneur. The adventure has been fascinating given that my professional background is in investment banking.

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