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Go Home! 4 New Ways To Improve Execution At Work
“I’m struggling to stay on top of my job. There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done, and I fear it might cost me a promotion. I am not sure I can juggle a family and my career.” This was the lament I heard from a young executive worried about her future. I know many have had the same fears and struggles with execution. But there is hope. Research my colleague Joe Folkman and I shared on Harvard Business Review shows that you can significantly improve your ability to execute without working longer hours.
Tiffany Yu, REVOLT Media & TV and Diversability
In episode 4 of Two Inboxes, I interviewed Tiffany Yu, who at the time was the Director of Business Development at REVOLT Media & TV and the founder of Diversability, a social good company working to rebrand disability through the power of community.
The Case For Interdisciplinary Education
When I started my MBA at Harvard Business School they had us complete some information for our “class cards” – the equivalent of an internal Facebook with key details on each student like previous employers and what we studied in undergrad. Fellow students used it for networking while faculty members pulled it up when crafting their game plan for whom they’d call on in which class. It’s less robust than a LinkedIn profile and usually completed pretty quickly.
Weighing The Pros And Cons Of Office Romance
At some point in your career it will inevitably happen. You’ll meet someone who makes your eyes widen and your heartbeat quicken at a mere glance in your direction. I confess, it’s happened to me and the last time I fell fast and hard. I was having lunch with my friend Chelsea* when two colleagues from another department joined us at the communal lunch table. Sebastian initiated the conversation, but once Gabriel looked up from his plate and into my eyes I was mesmerized.
Kathryn Finney On Changing The Face Of Tech
The founder of Digital Undivided discusses how to foster economic growth by promoting and investing in women of color in tech, at the Forbes Women’s Summit.
Ashley Graham Doesn’t Take “No” For an Answer
Sports Illustrated cover model Ashley Graham speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit on disrupting the fashion industry as a full-figured model and earning her place on 11 magazine covers in two years.
Michelle DePass On The Power Of Public Policy
The New School Dean speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit about the importance of collaboration and how she was inspired to work in public policy after observing living conditions in Mali.
Genocide Survivor Clemantine Wamariya On Resiliency
Human rights advocate Clemantine Wamariya shares her powerful story of hope and resilience after surviving the Rwandan genocide and life as a refugee, speaking at the Forbes Women’s Summit.
What Type Of Corporate Culture Do Women Really Want?
What type of corporate culture do women really want and is it that different from what men want, too? I wondered. We decided to find out. We started by conducting research using the cultural diagnostic tool, the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI), to see how women and men would prefer their organizational culture to operate in the future as opposed to how it operates today.
Female Angel Investors And Founders Temporarily Retreat
Women entrepreneurs didn?t find as many angels in 2015 but the future looks good
Why Aren’t Women Starting Their Own Ad Agencies?
Nowhere is the contrast between men and women in advertising more clear than when it comes to starting their own agencies. Incredibly, there are no major general market agencies that have been started by women.
Youngest Self-Made Women 2016
Lilly Ledbetter’s Quest for Equal Pay
The equal pay champion shares her fearless fight to close the gender pay gap and the efforts that inspired the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, speaking at the Forbes Women?s Summit.
Show Me the Money
Show Me the Money
5 Self-Made Women Give Advice To Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Being an entrepreneur can be frustrating. Some of the richest self-made women share their advice for when the going gets tough.
Fruit Drinks, Pizza, And Global IT: Self-Made Women You Need To Know
You know the brands, but do you know the self-made billionaire women behind them?
Energy Bars, Iconic Bags And Fashion For All: Self-Made Women You Need To Know
You know the brands, but do you know the billionaire women behind them?
Self-Made Women Newcomers
Youngest Self-Made Women 2016
Self-Made Women Newcomers
From Sheryl Sandberg To Beyonce: The 60 Richest, Most Successful Self-Made Women In America
Forbes’ second annual definitive tally of America’s wealthiest, most successful self-made women includes 60 trailblazers – 10 more than last year – who have crashed ceilings through invention and innovation. These women, who are worth a combined $53 billion, have created some of the nation’s best known brands, such as Gap, Spanx, Proactiv and Vera Bradley. A number of them have also helped build some of the most successful companies in tech, including Facebook, eBay and Google, while still others got rich entertaining millions through their music, books or TV shows.
Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba, Celine Dion And More: 13 Newcomers Named Richest Self-Made Women in U.S.
With sold out arenas, billion-dollar companies and best-selling books under their belts, 13 newcomers joined the ranks of America’s Richest Self-Made Women in 2016. Meet them all here.
The Youngest of America’s Richest Self-Made Women: Four Under 40 Including Taylor Swift, Beyonce
Meet the 10 youngest on Forbes second annual self-made women list.
How Two Dermatologists Built A Billion Dollar Brand In Their Spare Time
Practicing dermatologists Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields have built a remarkable $1.1 billion fortune with two hugely successful skin care brands–and a whole lot of cringe-worthy marketing methods.
How To Get On A Board By 30
Do you want to be on a board? Here are 5 steps you can take to increase your chances of receiving a board invitation.
Jewelry Designer Pamela Love Reflects On Her Past With A New Book And Shares Plans For The Future
Jewelry designer Pamela Love is known for her unique pieces inspired by urban mysticism and the occult. Love launched her company in 2007 when she was 25, inspired by her life-long passion for jewelry making. Nine years later, the CFDA award winner reflects on her brand’s history with a new book published by Rizzoli, and her brand’s future as she expands her fine jewelry collection and partners with Shinola on a forthcoming jewelry collection.
A Fitness-Obsessed Mom Quit Her Pricey Gym Classes To Save Money. Here’s What Happened Next
Here’s what happened when one money-saving, exercise-loving mom went cold turkey on her biggest splurge.
She Wasn’t Planning To Be A CEO, But Life Took Her That Way
Running a business was an opportunity Alice Houston felt she had to take.
Blazing Her Own Trail: How One Woman Started And Sold A Company By Age 34
The timing was right for Rachel Wixson. Ten years into a career with a large corporation, she was at a crossroads. Her company was tapping her to lead an expansion into the Middle East, but at the same time she wanted to spend more time with her husband and create the ability to have more control over her schedule.
You Can Teach Yourself To Be An Entrepreneur: One Woman’s Path To Business Success
Patricia Stout has been overcoming odds since childhood. Born in Mexico in the mid-1940s, she first bucked the trend that she saw around her of women becoming homemakers. She had to fight for what she believed in, even as a child. When Stout showed an aptitude for math, the reaction was not encouraging.
Forging Her Own Path: How A Young Mother Embraces Simplicity And Builds A Powerhouse
There were two major turning points in Emily Ley’s career. The first came in 2008 when she decided to launch a graphic design business out of her home after feeling unfulfilled in more traditional office jobs.
Six Ways To Discover Your Life Purpose
Building a career aligned with your values leads to greater longterm productivity and health. Yet tapping into your life purpose can be tricky. Here are six strategies to get you started.
Playing Safe Can Actually Hurt You: 5 Ways To Take Risks That Will Pay Off
Do you feel like you’re playing it safe in business and life? If so, you’re keeping yourself from getting ahead. Read on to learn 5 powerful ways to start taking risks that uplevel you.
If We’re Truly Revolutionizing James Bond, Why Not Make Her A Woman Of Color?
If we’re truly talking about remaking a character who has been on the silver screen for 54 years, let’s go all out – let’s make her a Bond actor of color. Let’s create a Bond that truly reflects what a strong leader, one that millions can aspire to, looks like today. And then let’s ensure she’s paid the same as what James Bond would be.
Gender Wars: High Schools Say Boys and Girls Should Wear Matching Graduation Gowns
The Obama administration’s unexpected directive this month ordering school districts to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms related to their gender identity and not what’s on their birth certificate has raised hackles across the country. Representatives of 11 states* are suing the administration to prevent the changes.
Luxury of PR Survival: Lessons from Allison Speer
How to open doors in a velvet rope industry.
The Youngest Power Women Of 2015
Celebrity Substance: Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry, the two-time consecutive NBA MVP led his team, the Golden State Warriors, to the NBA finals last night after coming back to win a 3-1 series deficit against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Golden State is the first team to have a 3-1 series come back since the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1981 Eastern Conference Finals- 35 years ago. The Warriors are now one series away from back-to-back league championships.
Vinaya’s Kate Unsworth Launches Zenta: The World’s First Biometric Band For Your Emotional Wellbeing
London-based technology design firm Vinaya announced their latest creation: Zenta, the world’s first biometric band for emotional wellbeing. Spearheaded by Kate Unsworth, Vinaya’s Millennial Founder and CEO, Zenta is the world’s first designer biometric wearable that interprets your emotions, helps you understand your own behavioral patterns, and allows you to share how you feel visually, in the form of art. User data will create what Vinaya calls “Biometric-Art” and pieces made from the technology will be featured at Art Basel later this year.
The Importance Of Having Balance In Our Lives
There is something that happens when you can step away from the craziness and just listen to the silence. You gain a perspective that can help you to make better decisions, you gain a sense of calm, and you have the ability to see the big picture again.
How Successful People Spend Their Weekends
A Good Team Makes For A Good Startup
The most valuable asset any startup is the team. Here’s how my team manages distance, varying opinions and our friendships with each other while building our company.
Tech Women Triumph: Winning The Risk Game, Getting Mentored, And Why Mistakes Are Good
We look at some of the most phenomenal news and advice for women in tech this month.
Melissa Austria Is Building The Retail Store Of The Future
This feisty Toronto menswear retailer is mixing and matching old-school service and digital technologies in a bid to survive — and thrive — in an increasingly tough industry.
5 Success Tips From The Woman Who’s Rocking The $15 Billion Feminine Hygiene Market
Miki Agrawal shares the meanings of “Puffy-Chesty-Outy” and “Coptuitiveness.” Find out which one will lead you to “Do Cool Sh*t.”
2016 30 Under 30: Social Entrepreneurs
Ask the Financial Expert: What Will Drive The Markets In The Second Half Of 2016?
Each month, we book time with some of our company’s top financial brain power to answer questions about investing and your finances. This month we’re talking about what to expect in the economy during the second half of the year.
Three Ways Millennial Women Can Successfully Negotiate A Global Assignment
Global assignments are coveted by ambitious employees of both genders, in any organization. Women who are vying for these positions are rarely given these opportunities; only one in five international assignments are given to women. But there are three ways millennial women can successfully negotiate these opportunities early in their careers.
Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
With revenues of $13.5 billion and approximately 12,000 employees across the globe, C.H. Robinson is one of the world’s largest third party logistics providers. Offering a supportive work environment, opportunities for career advancement, and providing incentives that reward success, C. H. Robinson has received over twelve Best Places to Work awards by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Kimberly Palmer: ‘Motherhood Affects Our Financial Goals, Spending Habits And Ability To Earn’
When former U.S. News & World Report senior editor of money Kimberly Palmer told me about her new book, Smart Mom, Rich Mom: How to Build Wealth While Raising a Family (out this week), I was a little dumbfounded. After all, we know that statistically women make most consumer purchase decisions in two-parent families, and that with 57 percent of millennial moms being unmarried (according to Johns Hopkins), single-motherhood is on a steep rise — which means there are more families than ever where mothers are the sole breadwinners and financial decision-makers. With all the pixels and ink devoted to women and money, women and work-life balance, and families and saving and debt, that no one bothered to focus on moms and money?
Why SuperLatina’s Gaby Natale Wants Latinas To Know That Their Voices Matter
The most comforting thought on an early morning is for someone to tell you that you’re not that different from some of the celebrities you follow on Twitter. You have the same hours in a day as say, Beyonce or Shakira. This is how Gaby Natale, Creator and Producer of SuperLatina Show, anchored our conversation for Creating Espacios.
The Best Time To Ask For A Raise
Asking for a raise can be awkward, money situations usually are. However if you work hard and are underpaid you should definitely book an appointment and talk to your manager about increasing your salary.
How To Make More Money: 44 Strategies
How These 3 People Make 6 Figures A Year On Fiverr
On gig site Fiverr, people offer to do discrete projects for $5 apiece and up. But that hasn’t stopped several from raking in as much as $50,000 a month — after Fiverr’s 20% cut. Here’s how.
Meet The Incredible Woman Helping New York Female Entrepreneurs Find Top Mentors
If you want money, ask for advice.
Mistakes Are Essential In Career Progression, Say These Successful Software Engineers
Two successful women explain how they got ahead in a male-dominated arena, and why mistakes are OK.
Celebrity Substance: Emma Watson
Emma Watson, the actress and activist who won the Hollywood lottery by landing the role of Hermoine in the “Harry Potter” films at age 10, has an interesting and unusual career trajectory.
Coral Carebook’s Disruption Of India’s Prescription Medication Industry
In India?s fairly under-developed healthcare process sector, New Delhi based entrepreneur Gauri Angrish decided to set out to disrupt an already existing prescription medication industry in India. So, she went in and started by doing something unexpected: she opened a physical storefront pharmacy.
Memorial Day and Women in the Armed Forces
On Memorial Day, we’re remembering the sacrifices of our military men and women, that women play a large role in the armed services, and that the Pentagon is making working in the armed services more inclusive and fair.
The Best Questions To Ask At Networking Events
Next time you’re invited to a networking event, you’ll be equipped to start conversations that will forge genuine relationships.
Accenture’s US Chief On ‘Smart Risk-Taking’ And Big Success
Accenture’s North American CEO tells us where her priorities lie.
Why Female Tech Inventors Must ‘Make The Big Leap Today’
Don’t wait for the ‘perfect time’.
Five Critical Retirement Moves All Women Should Make Now
It seems like nearly every month, there’s more bad news about the finances of women. A host of new research shows just how behind men we are when it comes to money.
3 Social Security Spousal Benefit Myths
With Baby Boomers retiring by the thousands each day—and living longer in retirement than previous generations—there’s been a lot of press lately about the importance of maximizing Social Security benefits.
How To Search For (And Find) The Perfect Job
Are you tired of your job? Do you want to do something else? If you answered yes to either of those questions then that’s the first step in taking the next step towards advancing your career. The second step is finding the perfect job.
7 Reasons To Go Into Business For Yourself
Successful businesses don’t happen overnight. So often we only see the finished product or hear the story of a successful entrepreneur, we don’t hear about the blood, sweat and tears it took to get them were they are today. It takes a lot of planning to get an idea off the ground and actually turn it into a profitable business, but it can be done and it can be very rewarding.
For Women In Business, It’s Always Personal: A Top 10 List
‘What I Learned From My Appearances On Regis And Oprah’
Nancy Friedman achieved what few entrepreneurs have in getting herself booked on an assortment of the nation’s top broadcast shows. Business traction varied widely, however, for the visibility results she received.
Will Power: Prince Lacked It, Do You?
When the dust settles, there will probably be much we can learn from Prince’s untimely death. For me, the lack of a will is an important lesson for us, given that a majority of Americans are without one.
5 Ways To Know It’s Time To Quit Your Job
If the sound of your alarm clock sets you into snooze mode…and you really don’t care that it’s after 9 am and you’re still in bed take a minute and ask yourself why. Maybe it’s because you’re not a morning person, maybe it’s because everyone can use an extra 15 minutes of sleep or maybe it’s because you want to quit your job.
Women In Leadership: Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Kajsa Ollongren
Where many political leaders in Europe see the refugee crisis as a liability, Kajsa Ollongren saw it as an opportunity to boost diversity, innovation and business. Meet Amsterdam’s Deputy Mayor.
Breitling Watches Demonstrates Trump-like View Of Women
First a response to Kirsty Russell, of Fawkham in the United Kingdom. I’m not surprised you’ve heard nothing from officials with Breitling, after you complained about the inappropriate sex-toy-like display at a Breitling shop in your neighborhood.
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Why Women Budget Better Than Men – And What They Can Learn From Us
It’s a tale as old as time, men are from Mars and women are from Venus. Both are planets, but as beings we’re completely opposite. The saying not only applies to personalities and living habits, it also applies to money management. It’s no secret that women budget better than men – or maybe it’s a well kept secret from men.
Meet The Badass Women Behind The Indianapolis 500
When President Barack Obama congratulated the United States women’s national soccer team on its 2015 World Cup victory, he said that the team taught America’s children that “playing like a girl means you are a badass.” I immediately thought, “Did the President just say ‘badass’ in the White House?!?” Oh yeah, he did. Since then, I have adopted badass to describe tough, uncompromising women in sports. Thank you, Mr. President. Now, please allow me to take a page out of your playbook and tell Americans about another group of badass women – those who are behind the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500. It is the pinnacle race in sports history, a race where women were largely excluded. Although, barrier-breakers such as Janet Guthrie and Lyn St. James climbed in the driver’s seat and paved the way for the next generation of women in motorsports.
Is Your Aging Parent An Out Of Control Spender?
Reckless spending by an aging parent can create financial consequences for the adult children, who may end up supporting them. Adult children appointed as agents on a power of attorney should not wait or hesitate to use their authority. Scammers abound and they love aging victims with memory loss. Get legal authority if you can. And consider a limited access debit card so you can track and control a parent’s spending.
‘So…What Do You Do?’ Navigating Labels When You Have An Un-Career Path
In a culture obsessed with industry and job function labels, how do those who don’t fit any mold explain who and what they are?
Laverne Cox: Breaking Boundaries & Shattering Stereotypes
After surviving a childhood rife with bullying and stigma around her gender-nonconformity, Emmy-winning actress and producer Laverne Cox shares what it means to be transgender in America today at the Forbes Women’s Summit.
This Millennial Wants To Take The Dread Out Of Bathing Suit Shopping With Her Company Bikyni
Jude Al-Khalil launched Bikyni, an online direct-to-consumer swimsuit business one year ago and already counts Jessica Alba as a fan. The former COO of cult-fashion brand Reformation, Al-Khalil was inspired to revamp the swimsuit shopping experience after realizing women dread shopping for bathing suits more than any other item of clothing.
Founders & Funders: Forbes Women’s Summit
The dynamics of entrepreneurship are rapidly evolving. What are the challenges and opportunities female entrepreneurs face in launching and scaling a business, and where are these leaders finding the greatest inroads to success?
Kate Hudson: The Hard Work of Happiness
To Kate Hudson, happiness is a “discipline” that must be persistently pursued. With her Fabletics activewear brand, Hudson speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit on how she’s building a business on disciplined commitment to a lifestyle she believes in.
Samantha Power: Diplomacy in a Dangerous World
America’s ambassador to the U.N., Samantha Power has a front-row seat to the seemingly grim theater of world politics. A human rights champion and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Power shares her unique vantage point on America’s role in the world.
Significance as the New Success: Forbes Women’s Summit
Leaders today are realizing that lasting success comes when you align passion and power with a higher purpose. How do organizations infuse their work with greater meaning and how can leaders combine their talents with a sense of personal mission?
The Role of Culture in Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders: Forbes Women’s Summit
Will your actions open doors for the next generation of women? What are the galvanizing influences beyond the classroom that can inspire future generations of female leaders to seize opportunities and identify ways to be impactful in their own lives?
Ivanka Trump on Being the Other Trump
Life in the spotlight. Entrepreneurship as birthright. Ivanka Trump speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit on her drive to support women who, like her, want to “have it all,” and how her father’s political aspirations influence her own ambitions.
Adena Friedman: Market Maker
Adena Friedman, President & COO of NASDAQ speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit on why so few women have real power on Wall Street and whether the finance world sells women short.
Redefining the World of Work: Forbes Women’s Summit
As generations collide and new technologies emerge, what are the forces that have the potential to reshape the professional landscape in the years ahead? From parental leave to equal pay, how do we create a more equitable future?
Sarah Jessica Parker: Influencing the National Character
Actor and producer, fashion and beauty entrepreneur, ambassador and advocate for the arts, and political activist, Sarah Jessica Parker speaks at the Forbes Women’s Summit.
Why Are So Few People Engaging In The 5 Basic Healthy Habits?
We know what habits keep us healthy. But few people are actually engaging in all of them at once.
This Leader’s Global Assignment In Her 20s Catapulted Her Into Roles Usually Reserved For Men
A global leader reflects on how international assignments propelled her into roles originally reserved for men and how companies can ensure women don’t face “the glass border.”
How To Use Strong Language For Your Startup
If you’re asking for investment or another type of support, keep your pitch specific and strong. In the beginning we were often felt guilty for asking for support. But if you’re going to make your idea into a reality, you need to be confident.
What To Notice Around The Office When You Go For A Job Interview
5 Things A Hiring Manager’s Probably Thinking During Your Interview (And What To Do About It)
If you can start understanding what hiring managers are thinking when they sit across from you in an interview, you’ll have a better chance of responding well.
15 Surprising Things Productive People Do Differently
The To-Do List Strategy You Need If You’re Always Busy, Yet Somehow Unproductive
If you have the tendency to hop from project to project, “batching” your to-do list can help you increase your productivity. Here’s how.
11 Things Smart People Won’t Say At Work
3 Things You’ll Be Tempted To Say To Compensate For A Lack Of Experience (That You Shouldn’t)
Hiring managers will see right through the excuses you make for your lack of experience during a job interview, so instead you’ll want to do this.
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Coyuchi Gives Luxury Linens The ‘Farm-To-Label’ Treatment
Coyuchi makes natural organic bedding luxurious enough for the finest resorts.
Toxic People At Work? Watch This.
Research shows that 4 out of 5 of us have dealt with toxic people in the workplace. Here’s why it’s such a problem, and what you can do about it.