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How She Got There: Gloria Cordes Larson’s Path to Becoming the President of Bentley University

Gloria Cordes LarsonWhen Gloria Cordes Larson talks about her career, the word “serendipity” comes up a lot. A self-described “half-glass-full Southern cheerleader type,” she means being in the right place at the right time, and the opportunities she seized lend an unpredictable, if not unplanned, quality to her trajectory—each job doesn’t typically lead to the next.  “Someone looking at my resume could easily think I either can’t hold down a permanent job or that I have a huge amount of curiosity,” says Larson, laughing. Read More

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

executive-order-2016Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

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Women in STEM: ‘Google Doesn’t Own the Monopoly on Innovation’

Cathy ScerboBy Cathy Scerbo, Vice President and Manager of IT Business Operations, Liberty Mutual Insurance

My mother is part of that generation of women who embraced Gloria Steinem and fought long and hard for freedoms that we today take for granted. And, wow, does that make her mad. Women today should be grateful, she says, for everything her generation did to move the needle on our place in society. By taking for granted all that she and her peers accomplished—think about something as basic as having a credit card in our own name without our husband’s approval—we diminish their struggle. I may be a successful career woman and parent, but my reaction to this argument remains ever that of growing up in a different generation.   Read More

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Preview the Opening Night Program!

Hot off the presses, the program for our first annual Opening Night event is now available for your viewing pleasure.

Take a look at all we’ve got in store, and if you don’t already have your $25 ticket, buy one now!

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2015 Conference Day Suggestions: Best Session Picks for Different Job Paths

Help me plan my day! It’s a request we get more and more as we add new offerings to the Conference. “Of course, you can’t go wrong with any mix of sessions, but we do the programming with several different career tracks in mind,” says Director Laurie Dalton White. Here, our recommendations for a few different career tracks. Read More

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Download the 2015 Conference App

MA app screenshotDownload the official Massachusetts Conference for Women app to browse program offerings and create your own personal agenda.

Access a complete schedule, full exhibitor listings, maps, speaker bios and local attractions. It’s the only way to get up-to-the-minute schedule change notifications on Conference Day.

You can easily connect with fellow attendees using the handy networking feature. Share as much (or as little) information about yourself as you like and instantly communicate and connect with your new contacts with just a few taps!

The app is available for iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows phones. To find it, just search “MA Conference for Women” or download below.

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