Tag: Business Women

Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg Speaks About Women In The Workplace.

Since becoming the COO of Facebook, in 2008, Sheryl Sandberg has managed the social media giant’s complex business operations. More recently she has taken on a second, no less public role outside the company as an outspoken advocate for women aspiring to leadership positions. Her book, Lean In—which Sandberg describes as “sort of a feminist manifesto”—is a call for women to…

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The Two Faces That Mean Business, a Forbes Feature.

A complete irony that just as the words ‘women power’ are mentioned in the room, the power goes off. It’s a cold winter’s day in Johannesburg and the Greenside suburb that we are in for this interview is encountering unscheduled load-shedding. The word power was in describing Phuti Mahanyele’s and Stacey Brewer’s ascent to corporate celebrity. It was only when…

Lola Modernizes Feminine Tampons

Lola, the new direct-to-consumer tampon brand founded by two Dartmouth grads, Jordana Kier and Alexandra Friedman, is on a mission to revolutionize the feminine care category. The NYC-based startup aims to improve a professional woman’s feminine care across her reproductive cycle starting with its convenient and flexible online subscription service, tampon ingredient and design enhancements, transparent business model, and modern…

Rachel Shechtman – Ready To Revolutionize Macy’s

Macy’s just announced it has acquired the New York City-based Story store, a modest 2,000-square-foot store but one with a powerhouse leader and retail revolutionary in founder Rachel Shechtman. She threw the traditional retail model out the window and created something new based upon stories, not products. The concept of Story is simple and brilliant. Every six to eight weeks, Story creates a…

Five Myths About Women In Leadership

Women leaders are on the rise. Books are being written about women in leadership, media outlets are weighing in by hosting forums and producing special reports, and affinity groups in the workplace are engaging and leaning in. So, aside from repercussions of #MeToo, why is there so much discussion about women coming into their own and coming into positions of leadership? In Texas…

How Female Leaders Can Renew Their Mental Energy.

For female leaders, there is no shortage of advice for how to reach the top. By learning to lean in, speak out, negotiate, delegate, and a dozen other behaviors, women everywhere are launching themselves through the glass ceilings of their organizations, landing jobs at or near the C-suite level. But what happens after the promotion? While top-level jobs are tough on everyone,…

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