The Real Reason Male CEOs Commit To Diversity

Like many of my colleagues in the women’s leadership space, I believed that the business case for having more women in leadership roles was a defining moment. With this data, I was encouraged that male CEOs would finally wake up and get that diversity is not a “nice to have” initiative, but one that will… Read More.

Carla Harris On Her Ambition And Drive

Carla Harris didn’t get to be Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley by luck. It took talent and hard work as well as grit and determination to succeed. I recently spoke with Carla, a keynote speaker at the upcoming Simmons Leadership Conference, to better understand her ambition and… Read More.

The Top 5 Challenges Women Entrepreneurs Face Today

Women entrepreneurs in New York are launching new businesses at an astonishing rate. In fact, New York has far more women- owned businesses than other major cities in the United States. A new study, “Breaking Through: Harnessing the Economic Potential of Women Entrepreneurs” by The Center for an Urban Future, examines the impact of women-led… Read More.

Do We Automatically Assume We Can’t Have Work-Life Balance?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic in 2012 presented a strong argument why women can’t have it all. Her article resonated with many professional women who were frustrated and exhausted from trying to “balance” a full time career with family demands; women who bought into the myth of work-life balance and were killing themselves trying… Read More.