When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

A bad boss.If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.
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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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2015 Author Signings Announced

Author book signings will be held near the bookstore, in the Education Pavilion inside Exhibit Hall A.

9:30 a.m.
Sophia Amoruso
Candy Chang
Adam Grant
Tim Gunn

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Juliette Holland
Shermin Kruse
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
Aliza Licht
Kelly McGonigal
Oneeka Williams

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Sophia Amoruso
Gloria Mayfield Banks
Jeanne Demers
Sara DiVello
Adam Grant
Lisa Kueng
Nicole Lapin
Loretta Laroche
Betsy Myers
Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Carson Tate

2:45 p.m.
Bert Jacobs
Shonda Rhimes

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jessica Jackley
Todd Kashdan
Josh Levs
Oneeka Williams

4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Kate Beeders
Nicole Blades
Jeanne Demers
Randy Kamen, Ed.D.
Juliette Mayers

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Budget Buddies: Empowerment through Financial Literacy

A volunteer coach and participant work together at recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

A volunteer coach and participant work together at a recent program for teen mothers in Lowell.

By Denise Boyd, Senior Marketing Program Manager, Tyco Security Products

Recently, I committed to becoming a coach for Budget Buddies, a non-profit based in Chelmsford that offers financial help for low-income women. I’m no financial genius, but I was fortunate to have good role models many women just don’t have. And I hope to pay that forward. Read More

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Rubin, Gretchen Even if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. In researching her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin found 21 strategies that are effective—or not, depending on your personality type. Here, her suggestions for shaking five seemingly ingrained habits. Read More

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12 Reasons More Women Should Be at the Wheel

Of course, we’re not exactly unbiased on the topic of female power and primacy. We’re also not trying to instigate some global insurgency or battle of the sexes. But we do believe we’ve identified a new gender gap: women are better at running things like, say, the world. To back up our theory, we turned to upcoming speakers. Here’s how they completed the sentence: “When a woman is in charge….” Read More

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