Archive for womeninbusiness SmartBlogs

Having established that negotiating skills are paramount for women to attract venture capital in order to lead high growth companies, two questions remain – why do they need these skills, and what are the skills.

First the why. Carol Frohlinger, JD, managing director of Negotiating Women, explains that there is an uneven playing field for women because of second-generation gender bias.[…] Continue Reading »

Earlier this month, I had the privilege of facilitating a webcast for the Association of Talent Development, which is the world’s largest professional training organization, with 40,000 members. ATD provides important training, information, learning opportunities and services that significantly help their members.

During the webcast we discussed the critical need for more women in business leadership. This is truly the most effective way businesses are running companies right now.[…] Continue Reading »

CEO’s are normally quick to hop on ideas, products, services, etc., that can and do yield favorable economic results. Yet, despite encouraging statistics showing its beneficial bottom line impacts, there has been little movement in most organizations to include diversity and inclusion as a strategic business priority.

A Harvard Business Review analysis of top-performing CEOs found a mere 5% of CEO’s whose organizations excel at both year over year financial performance and social and environmental dimensions.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief is talking directly with small and medium-sized businesses to discover their journeys, challenges and lessons. Today’s post is a Q-and-A with Chelsea Berler, founder and CEO of Solamar, a boutique marketing agency with “over 20 design, marketing, copywriting, tech and administrative professionals from all over the United States ready to work on your projects.” Berler is also the author of “The Curious One.”

Are you a small-business owner and would like to share your story?[…] Continue Reading »

Even in retail, an industry that might more often be associated with women rather than men, women executives are hard to come by. But Kim Strong has navigated her way to the top, becoming Target’s first vice president with diversity inclusion in the title.

Strong stopped by SmartBrief’s offices this week to talk about her experiences as a woman in an executive leadership position.[…] Continue Reading »