Career Center: Feature Article Archive
Building a Better Boardroom: The 20/20 Initiative
In building the case for women in business, we often focus on the percentage of Fortune 500 senior management positions held by women, and on business school as a pipeline to senior leadership. But corporations are governed by boards of directors who yield great influence on business strategy and development, making the persistent underrepresentation of women at that level a notable barrier to equality of influence in the business world.
A Personal Perspective: Joyce Roché reflects on overcoming imposter syndrome and making a mark as a board member
After a rich career in corporate and non-profit organizations, including stints as President and CEO at Girls Inc., President and COO of Carson Products Company, and a senior marketing position at Avon, Joyce Roché sits on several Fortune 500 boards, including AT&T, Macys and Tupperware.
Advancing Change: Men and Women Working Together to Break Barriers
Improve men’s lives at work? That may seem a counterintuitive approach to achieving gender parity, especially given the persistent statistics around barriers to women’s advancement. Yet a number of new studies suggest that only when the internal, psychological barriers and external, systemic biases that characterize the “old boy’s network” give way, freeing men as well as women from the gender stereotypes that influence career advancement, will the workplace truly evolve in the direction of equality.
Global Sabbaticals Give Professionals New Lease on Careers
Now, more than ever, appreciation for the world’s diversity and the
ability to be effective in diverse environments and to learn from
various cultural perspectives is what defines a good manager. What’s
more, the opportunity to use hard skills and bring professional
discipline to help others in developing countries stand on their own two
feet is something that professionals in the U.S. find incredibly
rewarding and eye-opening.
Goldman Sachs Takes Corporate Philanthropy Global
In less than four years, there will be 10,000 more women in the world
with a business education. And according to Goldman, Sachs & Co.,
the benefits of that education will accrue to far more people than
those directly receiving it. Indeed, Goldman hopes for widespread
Investments in Women Garner Exponential Returns
Give Like You Mean It
Joanna Krotz wants women to stop throwing like girls—giving away money and time without being strategic and goal-oriented. Now that women have more power, money and influence, she says, it’s time for them to step up to the plate and be real philanthropists rather than charitable givers, because it is only true philanthropy that brings about social change.
Strategy, Not a Big Heart, Will Bring About the Change You Want
Goldman Sachs’ Edie Hunt Leaves a Legacy
We are all shaped by our experiences, and Edie Hunt is no exception. Now Chief Operating Officer of the Human Capital Management division of Goldman, Sachs & Co, Hunt was one of only 10 women in the University of Chicago’s MBA class of 1974.
as She Steps Away from Chair
In the ongoing debate over the disparity in the salaries earned by men and women, Camille Kelly has discovered a new twist. Kelly is a vice president with Universum, a global employer branding firm that conducts market research in order to understand the value propositions that corporations offer to their employees. A recent Universum study found that female MBA students’ expectations for their first-year salaries fall more than $7,000 short of their male counterparts’ expectations. And five years out, females’ expectations are more than $25,000 short.
Have Vision. Will Prevail.
Vision, Vision, Vision. This must be the new mantra of today’s job seekers, says Tim Butler, co-founder of CareerLeader, LLP and director of MBA career development programs at Harvard Business School.
Bringing Discipline to the Dream
There is no doubt that we are facing very difficult times in the economy, and that this will bring a serious challenge to the job search. At CareerLeader we feel strongly that the current situation demands that students take a hard look at their attitudes and expectations, but not in a way that is driven by reaction, fear, or a spurious (and elusive) “flight to safety.” We believe this economy calls for students’ and other job seekers’ taking the time to renew their efforts to develop their career vision.
Diversity—The Next Generation
Healthcare companies, arguably more readily than companies in other industries, have evolved at a fast pace when it comes to workplace diversity. As diseases afflict different populations in conspicuously different ways, the more knowledge a healthcare company has of various demographic groups, the better and more safely it is able to meet customer needs.
Workplace Concept of Diversity Matures
As Other Limitations on Women Drop Away, So Do Beauty Ideals Forté School Alumni Discuss Their Vision for Changing The Beauty Industry Landscape
Open up a typical women’s magazine and you probably expect to see glossy, sultry lips and long-lashed eyes staring back at you. Indeed, the pages are filled with glamorous, seductive models marketing beauty products of all kinds. They’ve been doing the job for decades. But keep flipping, and you’ll notice a subtle change—some brands are straying from the tried and true sales formula.
Passion Play: MBA Grads use Degree as Stepping Stone to Imaginative Careers
Think a career in business and one in the arts or sports are mutually exclusive? Not so. Just because you spend two years in an MBA program steeped in numbers doesn’t mean you can’t get a job in an industry that deals more with the heart than the head. Even a concentration as quantitative as finance can be applied in fields as engaging and emotive as music, film, sports, and art.
Marketing for Both Fun and Profit
In this first article in a series on careers in business, learn why “marketing is where the fun is.”
Born to Be an Entrepreneur
Why do some entrepreneurs succeed where others fail? And do you have what it takes?
Non-Profits Borrow from Business to Enhance ROI
Are you interested in putting your business degree into a different kind of service? Leading a non-profit has always required a big heart and dedication to a cause, but now it helps to have an MBA too.
Building Career Capital — From the First Deposit to the Big Pay-Off
It’s never too early to begin investing in your personal professional development, or building career capital.
Life After the MBA: Executive Education Takes Your Career to the Next Level
You’ve earned your MBA, started your career, and pulled yourself up a few rungs on the ladder. Now you’re ready to refresh and update your skills to get in line for that next promotion. Find the executive education program that fits your particular needs and career stage.