Inside the 2016 Issue:
JOCELYN ALLEN & CHANDRA LEWIS: THE ALLEN LEWIS AGENCY
Proving two heads are better than one, these former corporate PR executives have partnered to leverage their individual strengths to maximum effect—in their own firm. Ever wondered what makes a perfect partnership?
CAREER ADVICE FOR TODAY’S REALITIES
Today’s average worker keeps a job 4.4 years. This means most people will likely change employers as many as seven times over a 30-year period. Here’s how to navigate the sea of constant change.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE
Tasked with finding a new automobile for her family, one mom took to the internet in search of the car of her dreams. What she found instead was the opportunity of a lifetime, the seeds of which came to her, yes, in a dream.
FINDING GOLD IN THE GOLDEN YEARS
By 2060, the number of senior citizens in America is projected to more than double, with people 65 and over accounting for nearly one-fourth of the population. The senior market is growing fast and it’s going to be around for quite a while. This means business opportunities.
Inside the 2015 Issue:
ZIRTUAL CEO MAREN DONOVAN
Maren Donovan leveraged skills garnered while tending bar in Las Vegas into an Internet company employing some 400 people. With little more than a bright idea, determination, and yes, a little help from her friends, Donovan became a tech CEO. How did she do it?
IF YOU START ME UP
If you’re in the planning phase of your new business, or you’re looking to work for a startup, some places are definitely more conducive to your efforts than others. Our resident expert will help you figure out which places are best for what you have in mind.
IT REALLY IS LONELY AT THE TOP
With so few tech companies making a decided effort to create a welcoming environment for women, the list of the top tech companies for women is a rather short one. However, the few trying earnestly are among the biggest and the best known.
GENDER DIVERSITY INSURANCE
Women absolutely face different concerns when it comes to career planning. Companies with strategies to help women surmount them can benefit from a significantly broader pool of potential talent. Here’s how one Fortune 500 organization did it.
Inside the 2014 Issue:
CORNER OFFICE: MARY BARRA, CEO, GENERAL MOTORS
The first woman in history to serve as CEO of a mainstream auto manufacturer, Mary Barra’s running the largest car company in the world. A lifelong GM employee, Barra worked her way up from an internship at the Pontiac Division of General Motors into the company’s top job. How did she do it?
RECOGNIZING GENDER DISCRIMINATION
Ever walked away from a conversation in which something said just didn’t land right? Then you’re trying to determine if it was because of your gender, or if it was just a coincidence? Or conversely, you may well have been the perpetrator of a gender slight yourself— without realizing it. Here’s how to figure it out.
WOMEN’S VS MEN’S INVESTMENT STRATEGIES
It’s true; men and women often approach decisionmaking differently. Thing is, there’s a case to be made for both styles. Nelli Oster has spent a considerable amount of time studying the differences between the two as they pertain to investments. Turns out, her findings are applicable to other areas of business as well.
MAKING ENTERTAINMENT WORK
The next tine you’re enjoying yourself at a concert, give a silent nod of thanks to Rosiland Triche. Every successful show you’ve ever seen had somebody like her behind the scenes, pulling it all together and holding it all together until well after the last round of applause faded into memory.
Inside the 2013 Issue:
CORNER OFFICE: SUZANNE SHANK, SIEBERT BRANDFORD SHANK & CO., LLC
One of the nation’s largest municipal bond underwriters, as president and CEO of Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C., Suzanne Shank helps cities finance major infrastructure projects. Shank’s company has underwritten over $1 trillion in municipal transactions since it was founded in 1996. Routinely ranked among the country’s largest and most successful public finance firms, it is also the top womenand minority-owned municipal finance firm in the country.
AFTER MATERNITY LEAVE
One of the most significant challenges facing female professionals, and one not typically encountered by their male colleagues, is deciding whether or not to leave a job to care for a newborn child. While pausing to rear a child can appear to be career suicide to a lot of people, it doesn’t have to be.
DEFEATING SELF-IMPOSED OBSTACLES
When you focus on your goals, plan your steps forward, and have faith in yourself, you achieve success. However, before you can do any of that, you’ll need to do a self-evaluation. The first step toward achieving your goals is identifying and removing obstacles you’ve placed in your own path.
BEYOND COOKIES AND CRAFTS
In the 1990’s, if you asked most women business owners what their dreams were, they’d have said they just wanted to be able to support themselves and their families. Times have changed; many of today’s female entrepreneurs have their sights set on industries like finance, tech, mining, and construction.
Inside the 2012 Issue:
CORNER OFFICE: KELLY TAYLOR, METROPOLITAN WEST FOUNDER
A leading provider and installer of decorative glass films, interior graphics, and solar control window film, Southern California native, Kelly Taylor has carved out a design niche for herself in the construction market, building one of the largest woman-owned companies in the Los Angeles area.
CLEAR WRITING: IT’S ALL ABOUT THE READER
Many professionals feel there’s little economic value in honing a basic skill like writing. However, American Society for Engineering Education researchers recently ranked technical writing number two in a list of 38 necessary skills for engineers. Whether you’re requesting funds for a research project, a loan for a business venture, or writing a cover letter, resume, or abstract, you’ll want to write with confidence and conviction.
NEW BUSINESS VENTURE TIPS
Entrepreneurship can be a rewarding career path – you set your own hours, do something you love and answer only to yourself – but it also comes with many challenges. Deciding what kind of business to begin is the first obstacle. Here’s how to overcome it.
THE 12 BIGGEST JOB HUNTING MISTAKES
If you’ve been consistently employed for a while and circumstances have you suddenly looking for a new job, you’re going to find you’re entering a difficult and overcrowded job market. This means you will need every edge you can get. Here are 12 common mistakes many job hunters make that can really stall a job search.
Inside the 2011 Issue:
CORNER OFFICE: LINDA GINAC, TALENTGUARD FOUNDER
Linda Ginac recognized an alarming pattern of despair among corporate employees with whom she came into contact. Realizing it stemmed from a growing corporate focus on risk reduction at the expense of employee development and satisfaction, Ginac launched TalentGuard to fundamentally change the way companies develop and retain their employees.
DREAM CAREERS: INTERNET TV NEWS ANCHOR
At a very early age, Anqoinette Crosby fell in love with newspapers and knew she’d eventually work in news. However today, newspapers don’t work the way they did when she was a girl. Part of a cutting edge innovation in news delivery, Crosby is doing her dream job, while simultaneously advancing the state of the art in media.
ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVORS: IT’S ALL IN THE RIGHT START
Deborah Sweeney knows firsthand the many unique challenges confronting female entrepreneurs. One of the greatest women face is access to capital, credit and equity. Here, Sweeney outlines the best methods to put a business on solid footing from the start. The right plan helps garner fair consideration and ensures the potential for success.
ENTREPRENEURIAL ENDEAVORS: NON-TRADITIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIST
Brandi Colton tried all of the conventional methods to market her new spa. Advertising both failed her and left her in debt. Partnering with charitable organizations felt good, but did little to bring new customers through her door. So she got creative. Using the Web in an innovative way, Colton increased her business tremendously. Here’s what she did.
Inside the 2010 Issue:
DR. STEPHANIE A. BURNS, CHAIR, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF DOW CORNING
One of The Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women In The World, Dr. Burns has evolved Dow Corning into a thoroughly modern company, dedicated to fostering a positive climate of collaboration, creativity and commitment. All while generating record profits.
MAKE MINE A MILLION $ BUSINESS
According to The Center For Business Research, only three percent of all woman-owned firms have revenues of one million dollars or more. What would happen if one million women business owners each generated one million dollars in revenue? An ambitious program is on its way to finding out.
SILVER MOON DESSERTS
Key to success as an entrepreneur is cultivating relationships with those “who’ve been there”. Following her dream, Sheri Tate successfully transitioned from hard-charging Silicon Valley technology executive to hard-charging founder of an award-winning artisan ice cream and sorbet company––Silver Moon Desserts.
In business, inclusion tools are important for both upper management and front line workers. Creating an environment where everyone feels appreciated and understands how their role contributes to the overall success of the organization promotes engaged, productive employees who work well together.
Inside the 2009 Issue:
Gigi Stetler is no stranger to adversity. She’s overcome obstacles, survived a near-fatal knife attack and took on the “old boys” establishment in a decidedly male-dominated business. Now, a tight and often unethical finance market threatens to wash out the road to success that Gigi’s paved for herself and her business. But don’t bet against this thoroughbred… bounding over barriers is just another day in the saddle for this equestrian loving, business-building dynamo with rock-solid determination.
OFF THE SHELF
As a small business owner in the murky waters of a bad economy, you may be scrambling for solutions on how to keep your company afloat. But author Robin Fisher Roffer says that letting the fear take over, and not being true to yourself and your company’s mission, can be a recipe for recession-related disaster.
Women business owners understand the importance of clean energy and are committed to getting the country running on clean energy sources such as solar, wind, and nuclear, according to the national Women’s Survey on Energy & the Environment.
FEMALE EXECUTIVE NEWS
Women are appointed director and executive positions at Verizon, Enterprise Car Rentals, the International Franchise Association, and others.
Inside the 2008 Issue:
DISCOVERING YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL
Rosemary Haefner, VP of Human Resources for CareerBuilder.com, shares her experiences, viewpoints and beliefs about the ever-changing business landscape and how you can better position yourself for career success.
EMBODYING THE AMERICAN DREAM
Ford Motor Company has taken a stand and proven their belief in the importance of Diversity & Inclusion by including the automotive design skills of women. Meet the “Designing Women” of the all new Lincoln MKT.
Meet five women whose age ranges from the 30’s to well into the 60’s. Their pursuit of Doctoral Degrees is a shining example of what can be acheived with perseverance, determination and a group support.
WOMEN CEOS IN 2008
A quick peek at the current list of women CEOS in Fortune 1000 companies – some new faces appear while some old ones bid farewell.
Inside the 2007 Issue:
Natalie Manor is one of today’s most dynamic and successful executive coaches. Natalie shares some of her tips for women starting their own small businesses.
THE WOMEN WHO RAISED ME
Actress and activist Victoria Rowell’s new book tells the tale of how many different women, as well as the Fostar Care program she went through, helped her achieve success in life and career.
GM & WOMEN
General Motors continues to make strides in elevating women to key positions in design, manufacturing and sales of new cars and trucks.
SMARTER, FASTER, BETTER
Sloan’s mantra of SMARTER, FASTER, BETTER is sound advice for women who want to prove ‘em all wrong by becoming great leaders. In her leadership workshops and her book, Sloan uses real-life business scenarios to demonstrate how the paradox of actually slowing down, taking time to reflect and focusing on the greater good can create a leader who is smarter, faster and better.
Inside the 2006 Issue:
HARVESTING THE FRUITS OF LABOR
Behind the headlines lies the real immigration story. A story where the positive impact of the immigrant and minority community leads to economic gain and personal growth.
HIDING THE GLASS CEILING
A decade after the federal Glass Ceiling Commission recommended voluntary disclosure of equal opportunity data by publicly traded companies, almost half of responding Standard & Poor’s 100 companies admit that they fail to publicly release such information.
At the National Association of Workforce Board’s Forum 2006, Microsoft launches Digital Literacy curriculum to prepare U.S. workers to compete in the knowledge economy.
Despite all the barriers professional women have conquered over the years, it is no secret that obstacles still exist for those looking to advance their careers. One of the most significant obstacles facing women in the workplace today is the opportunity to move up into senior-level executive positions.
Inside the 2005 Issue:
FROM STRUGGLE TO SUCCESS: HOW I MADE IT HAPPEN
Ola R. Jackson recounts her struggle to corporate success, all the way from her humble beginnings with her family to the present with her full-blown Onyx Woman Network (OWN).
WOMEN AS ENTREPRENEURS
More than 30 Million Women Worldwide Are Entrepreneurs. Meanwhile studies from the first Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) indicate that mentoring and support networks are vital to their success
IS DIVERSITY THE KEY?
Global HR executive Bernadette Kenny, of the global career services firm Lee Hecht Harrison, has found that according to the latest studies over two-thirds of organizations nationwide view diverse workforces as intregral to their company’s success. Could diversity be what everyone’s looking for?
WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES CONTINUE TO GROW
Women-owned businesses increasingly are driving the economic health of the top 50 metropolitan areas through job creation and generating revenues. A report released by the Center for Women’s Business Research shows that the number of women-owned businesses in the top 50 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) continues to grow faster than the economy in general.
Inside the 2004 Issue:
Barbara Stanny, motivational speaker and author of Secrets of Six Figure Women, offers a revolutionary way for women to view money. Deftly guiding women toward economic independence, Stanny dispels the financial myths and other influences that have kept women from embracing monetary issues.
ROLE MODELS OF SUCCESS
Seven exemplary women business leaders receive the “Businesswomen of the Year” award at Office Depot’s Success Strategies for Businesswomen: The Power of Vision and Values conference.
WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES THRIVING
Center for Women’s Business Research releases findings of new study that shows women-owned businesses are increasing at almost double the rate of other businesses.
TACKLING THE TRANSITION
Caterina Rando, MA, MCC, success speaker, coach, and author of Power Thinking, helps people invigorate their professional and personal lives and create the results they want.
Inside the 2002 Issue:
BIOTECH’S BEST WOMAN
Dr. Gail Naughton is a brilliant scientist, creative genuis, business entrepreneur and now the new Dean of San Diego State University’s College of Business. She has skillfully merged business with science, taking a subject as complex as bioengineering easy to understand and therefore able to flourish as a profitable business venture.
Naughton has discovered how to bioengineer a temporary human-based skin substitute, which can repair the damaged tissues of a burn victim, or save a diabetic from the common threat of skin ulcers, and amputation. Her products, TransCyte™ and Dermagraft® are currently on the market with an FDA approval, and success stories result every day because of her inventions.