Wednesday News Review

January 30, 2013
Center for Women in Business

Happy Wednesday! Here’s what’s making news this week:

  • Annmarie Neal, the former Chief Talent Officer of Cisco Systems, offers up three indispensable tips for leaders under 30. Our favorite is her tidbit about not letting your goals limit you. "Don't give yourself goals you arrive at." Instead, have a larger purpose you're striving toward.
  • The Glasshammer—an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business—reports on the solutions-focused work ethic of women in business and their role as leaders in board diversity.
  • Christine Borgoltz, Corporate Communication and Public relations Director at Cartier International, writes about celebrating female entrepreneurship at the Seventh Annual Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. The competition encourages and promotes female entrepreneurs in the start-up phase of business.
  • Once again, the World Economic Forum held a plenary session on women in the workforce. This year’s session focused on women in high-level economic decision-making in both the private and public sectors. Sheryl Sandburg suggests that women are being held back by gender stereotypes that are formed in childhood.
  • Business Insider has an article on how women-owned investment firms are blowing away the competition. A female’s intuition? Whatever it is, female hedge fund managers netted an average 8.95% return in the third quarter of 2012 compared to a national 2.69% average.

What’s making news for you this week? Let us know in the comments.