The Challenges Of Sponsorship In A Remote/Hybrid Work Environment
When Jaimee Eddington, regional leader at Heidrick & Struggles’ America Region, first joined the firm, she had a strong sponsor who not only helped her learn the art of executive search, but helped to elevate her work across the organization. He was intentional...
What were you doing on 9/11?
On September 11th 2001, I got up really early to drive to LaGuardia Airport and catch an 8 am flight to Raleigh, North Carolina. I had just joined a healthcare tech firm as VP of Sales and the headquarters was in Raleigh. My involvement in this new start up was...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Since the pandemic has forced all of us into Zoom meetings every day, a new heightened focus on self-image has emerged. And according to recent research, we hate the way we look on Zoom. And that’s true for everyone. (I’m so glad to hear I’m not alone with this sentiment.) And it’s not necessarily age-related. Women as young as 18 are seeking cosmetic surgery, Botox and fillers in record numbers because of this dissatisfaction. Personally, it’s been fruitless trying to adjust the lighting and position of my laptop camera. None of my efforts help me look better. I hate the way I look on Zoom. We all hate the way we look on zoom. It has a new term: Zoom Dysmorphia.
Is There A Right Age For Professional Women?
Emma Forster, a 32-year-old marketer, makes a poignant observation about her career. “I feel like as a woman it’s always either that you’re too young or too old. Maybe there’s one day in my life where I’ll be just the right age for something.” Unfortunately, the stark...
Hanging With Your Girlfriends Helps You Live Longer And Happier
Hanging with our girlfriends supports our physical health and longevity.
Cross-Generational Networking Is A Win-Win For Employees And Their Organization. So Why Don’t We Do It?
Understanding the benefit of cross generational networking will inspire more interaction at all levels and remove unnecessary bias from the workplace.
Do Professional Women Over 50 Have An Expiration Date? How Gendered Ageism Sabotages Women’s Careers
The expiration date for women may be unconscious and unintentional, but it is a reality that professional women face as they age in the workforce.
Companies Need To Radically Rethink Diversity And Inclusion
There’s little push back today on the importance of diversity and inclusion for business. The benefits include improving financial performance, leveraging talents, reflecting the marketplace, and increasing innovation and group performance.
Ignoring Office Politics Could Easily Be The Downfall Of Ambitious Women
There are many workplace obstacles for women and valid reasons to explain why women aren’t getting ahead.
But here’s the reality: We still haven’t accepted the fact that it takes more than our hard work and great performance to get promoted. It also takes political savvy.