Susan Foster

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Why Your Clients Dictate Which Social Media Platforms Work Best For You

Your client profile is not complete until you know which social media platforms your clients like use to communicate and how often they use those …

Marketing

New Study Reveals The Best And Worst States For Gender Equality

The United States has a problem with gender equality. In the World Economic Forum’s list of the most gender-equal countries, the nation doesn't even crack the top 20; in fact, it's No. 23, behind Burundi, Lesotho, Nicaragua and the Philippines.<p>But some states are better than others.<p>To quantify the …

How To Be A Better Business Leader – 5 Top Tips

Failure and financial disasters are operational hazards as far as company directors are concerned and it is only those of us who can overcome …

Small Business

How to Overcome Biases that Work Against Business Women

Many business women feel they get confusing messages from their organizations about how to become leaders. Recently, a woman client came to me for …

Social Media Marketing

Women in Business Q&A: Jamie Lynn, COO of CrowdFranchise

<b>How has your life experience made you the leader you are today?</b><p>I believe my life experiences have taught me to be a well-rounded leader. My job as a leader is not only to create and strive to reach goals, but it's also to guide, coach, mold, motivate, and strengthen while allowing my team to grow …

Michelle Obama

Women in Business Q&A: Sara Baer-Sinnott, President of Oldways

<i>Sara Baer-Sinnott is president of Oldways, a Boston-based nonprofit inspiring good health through cultural food traditions and lifestyles. Sara has been an instrumental figure at Oldways since its early days, joining the staff in 1992 to work on one of the first overseas Symposiums (Food, Culture</i> …

Sheryl Sandberg

Sheri Atwood: A Female Founder’s Experience in Chasing Startup Funding

Sheri Atwood, founder and CEO of SupportPay: Walk into any Silicon Valley tech startup event, and you’ll see right away that I’m not your typical tech founder. I’m an over-30 single mom without an Ivy League degree. When it came to funding, I found myself competing with mostly 20-something males …

Essential Habits of Successful Women

<b>Sponsored by Jobtonic:</b><p>Everyone knows the saying, “Fake it until you make it,” but to become a successful business woman who is able to combine your …

Self Control

Empowering and Inspiring Women in the Corporate World

Every time I miss a phone call, it can be stupefying when thoughts of guilt and apprehension hit me. It could be a client call I never knew of, or it …

Time I

Hiring Practices Hold Back Women as Leaders | Inc.com

Your company can contribute to the scale-tipping through a deep review of operations, argues Deborah Kolb, professor emerita at Simmons College School of Management. Longstanding, often unexamined practices that she labels "second-generation gender bias" have an insidious impact on how business …

Gender

What Women Entrepreneurs Fear Most | Inc.com

The greatest challenge for women entrepreneurs is overcoming fear, a fear that is one of the reasons they have trouble scaling their businesses. This was the key message at a panel discussion about social entrepreneurship on Friday at the third annual S.H.E. Summit at the 92nd Street Y in New York …

Women Entrepreneurs

The Changing Landscape of Women in Business | Inc.com

Women may be a minority in the business world, but we've definitely arrived.<p>Early last week, I spent three days among some of the most powerful people in business, media, and innovation at Dell's 5th annual Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network, or DWEN, conference in Austin.<p>Yet even before touching …

Women Entrepreneurs

Women in Business Q&A: Jane Park, CEO of Julep Beauty

<i>Jane Park CEO of fast growing beauty brand Julep Beauty. the world's fastest growing omni-channel beauty brand. Prior to starting Julep, Jane was an executive at Starbucks and also worked with the preeminent global strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group. Jane was born in Seoul, Korea</i> …

Princeton University

Two Stanford Professors Have A Fascinating Theory Of Why Businesses Succeed

The construction and home improvement giant had just announced it would shutter seven big-box outlets in China — the last of the 12 stores it had acquired six years earlier. The company would take an after-tax charge of $160 million and 850 people would lose their jobs.<p>Yet as Home Depot was closing …

This One Simple Management Change Saved Bank Of America $15 Million

That's probably not surprising if you think about the day-to-day of the job. Already irritated people call in, suffer through long hold periods, become even more annoyed, and then take that frustration out on the employee that eventually ends up on the call's receiving end. At times, turnover rates …

Bank of America

VC: Here's Why We Are Funding More Women Startup Founders

While about half the small businesses in the U.S. are founded by women, in the tech industry women founders represent less than 7% of startups that get VC funding, according to research from MIT.<p>Business Insider recently looked at 26 of the top venture capital funds in Silicon Valley and found that …

Startups

You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful. If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most …