In business, women often bring a different set of leadership traits to the table than their male counterparts. These are considered more feminine traits such as collaboration, empathy, patience, and humility. Not all women leaders possess these traits and some women actually possess more masculine traits such as aggressiveness and competitiveness. But in a current work … [Read more...]
What are we afraid of?
Small business owners this is a hard truth to admit, but in order to grow we have to be uncomfortable. So I will do it, I will incur the wrath of my small business brethren and ask ‘what are we scared of?’ I admit to being in a much different environment, federal contracting is a whole different beast but the fundamental principles are the same. Why are we scared to … [Read more...]
The worth of an entrepreneurs is in their ability to bring create solutions and to build relationships. What hinders small business is that we either don’t use our networks enough or we only use our networks. What small business is most guilty of is not networking because they could be doing something else. The thing is that having coffee or lunch with a contact is something … [Read more...]
No Change for Women in Top Leadership at Fortune 500 Companies
According to the 2012 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Women Board Directors and 2012 Catalyst Census: Fortune 500 Executive Officers and Top Earners, little changed for women in top leadership positions at Fortune 500 companies this year. Each year, Catalyst tracks data to learn about the advancements women are making (or not making) in leadership. Specifically, the study … [Read more...]
Bonnie Brooks of the Bay: Women in Power
The Hudson’s Bay Company of Canada is one of the oldest companies in North America and was started before the country was even formed. In recent years they have had trouble with many things including their branding. However with the start of Bonnie Brooks in the role of CEO for the company things are looking up. So how did she do it? Bonnie has taken a step into the … [Read more...]