WWLI News Archives

Like Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, WWLI.org Recognizes the Opportunity to Train Women for Board Seats

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and Marc Andreessen, are assembling a “boot camp” experience for women navigating the path to a seat on a board of directors. WWLI.org, too, has long seen this need to train women for board seats and is taking action.

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The Back Page

Pictures from the February event with Arianna Huffington

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STOP the Cycle of Networking That is NOT Working

“The best networking events I’ve attended or hosted are those that are more informal. In fact, I don’t like meeting people “to increase my network.” I like meeting people, well, just to meet people...

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Gender Bias Disrupts the Learning Cycle of Leadership

“Many CEOs who make gender diversity a priority—by setting aspirational goals for the proportion of women in leadership roles, insisting on diverse slates of candidates for senior positions, and developing mentoring and training programs—are frustrated...

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Arianna Huffington: “Sleep your way to the top…”

Arianna Huffington, the guest speaker at Tuesday’s Washington Women’s Leadership Initiative luncheon, talks in aphorisms: “If somebody works 24/7, there is a problem,” she tells the audience of about 150 (overworked) women (and a smattering of men)...

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Having women in leadership compels stronger critical thinking

WENDY KAUFMAN of NPR writes that Katherine Phillips, a professor of leadership and ethics at Columbia University’s Business School, says women bring a perspective that men might not have. She says that diversity of perspective and opinion...

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GM names new Mary T. Barra new CEO

After spending 33 years with G.M., Mary T. Barra has been named as the next chief executive of G.M. — and the first woman to ascend to the top job at a major auto company. She was unanimously chosen from a select group of internal candidates to...

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Twitter appoints first woman, Marjorie Scardino, to board of directors

While its hard to capture the significance of this decision in 140 characters, Marjorie Scardino’s selection to Twitter’s BOD is a big one. Public outcry from professional women brought this issue to the forefront and Twitter responded with...

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US trails UK by more than half with women leaders at NGO’s

According to this article on the Guardian by Ama Marston, women only head 12-14% of the NGOs (pdf) with the largest budgets in the US. The UK more than doubles that with women leading 27% of NGOs with the greatest assets in the UK...

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Guardian launches Women in Leadership

Harriet Minter of Guardian News and Media announces new section on Guardian website discussing gender diversity in the workplace and how we get more women to the top...

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