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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Handling Emotions at the Office

Kreamer, AnneCrying or otherwise showing your disappointment, frustration, anger or stress at work can seem incredibly embarrassing. “You feel like a loser for losing control, but there’s nothing to be ashamed about the occasional display of feeling,” says Anne Kreamer, serial entrepreneur and author of It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace. “Emotions are not criminal elements.” Still, knowing how to comport yourself will help in the moment and minimize your regret. Prepare for any future floods with this 5-step guide. Read More

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Best Reads for Staying on Top of Every Industry

woman-juggling-laptop-phoneBeing in the know about news and trends is key to success in almost every field. In our first annual reading survey, 51% of respondents said that they read to stay up-to-date daily, while 33% said they read weekly, 11% said monthly and 5% said quarterly or infrequently. Here, in the spirit of collegial sharing, are the apps, blogs, newsfeeds, newsletters, periodicals, websites and writers recommended by survey respondents, and organized by industry:

Accommodation and Food Services
AllRecipes.com, Catalyst.org, DiversityBestPractices.com, DiversityInc.com, Epicurious.com, GetEverwise.com, Harvard Business Review, Josh Bersin’s blog/Deloitte, LinkedIn, New York Times, RBL.net, SmartBrief.com and WomensFoodServiceForum.com

AccountingToday.com, AICPA.org, BNA.com, CGMA magazine, CNN.com, DailyTaxReporter.com, International Fiscal Association publications, Journal of Accountancy and Wall Street Journal

Advertising/Public Relations/Marketing
AdAge, Adweek, AIGA.org, Borrell Associates reports and webinars, Buzzfeed, CableFax.com, CableSpots.net, ChiefMarketer.com, CMO.com, CNN.com, ConvinceAndConvert.com, Cynopsis.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Facebook (follow trendsetters), Flipboard.com, Forbes, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, HotelMarketing.com, HowDesign.com, Hubspot.com, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, Hypebeast.com, IABC.com, Inc. Magazine, LinkedIn, MarketingProfs.com Mashable.com, MuckRack.com, New York Times, PBJMarketing.com blog, People, Pinterest, PRDaily.com, PRNewsOnline.com, PRNewser blog, PR Week, PRSA .org, Ragan.com, Re/Code.net, Seth Godin, Sidekick blog, SmartBrief.com, Strategy-Business.com, TechCrunch, ThatWorkingGirl.com, The Futurist Magazine, TheSkimm.com, Twitter (follow trendsetters), Us Weekly, YesMagazine.org, YouTube, Wall Street Journal and Wired

Art/Graphics/UI Design
ART News, ArtForum.com, BrainPickings.org, CreativeBloq.com, DesignModo.com, GDUSA.com, Lynda.com, New York Times, SafariBooksOnline.com, TutsPlus.com, YouTube (Adobe Creative Suite and other design channels)

RiskAndInsurance.com, IRMI.com newsletters and The Kiplinger Letter

Business & Leadership Coaching/Training/Management
Anthony Robbins, BizJournals.com/bizwomen, BusinessToday-eg.com, CareerDirectors.com, Careerealism.com, Forbes, Gallup.com, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, IIBA.org, John Maxwell blog, [email protected] newsletter, LinkedIn, New York Times, SBA.gov, Seth Godin, SmartBriefs.com, TED.com, Time Magazine and Wall Street Journal

Business Process Outsourcing
Bill Kutik, HorsesForSources.com and LinkedIn

Computer Hardware/Software/IT
BusinessInsider.com, Businessweek, Consumer Reports, Consumption Economics (book), CXPA.org, DeveloperEconomics.com blog, The Economist, eMarketer.com daily emails, ExecutiveBoard.com blogs, Facebook, Fast Company, Forbes, Gartner.com, Google alerts, GovTech.com’s newsletters and Public CIO Magazine, Harvard Business Review, Hubspot.com, Inc. Magazine, ITPro.co.uk, Kaihan Krippendorff, LinkedIn, McKinsey Quarterly, New York Times, Reddit, SCMagazine.com, SmartBriefs.com, SocialMediaDelivered.com blog, TBRI.com, TechTarget.com, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, and ZDNet.com

ASCE.org magazines, ENR.com, New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Consumer Electronics
Core77.com, Coroflot.com, Engadget.com, Harvard Business Review, io9.com, LinkedIn, Notcot.org and Wall Street Journal

eMarketer.com, Gartner.com and WindsorCircle.com blog

AACU.org news, AACC.NCHE.edu, ALA.org, BoardSource.org, Brene Brown, BusinessWeek, Buzzfeed, CASE.org, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, CollegeBoard.org, CUE.org, EducationDive.com, Educational Procurement Journal, Edutopia.org, EdWeek.org, FacultyFocus.com, Greatist.com, Ed.gov, Facebook, Fast Company, Gabrielle Bernstein, GLSEN.org reports, GMAC.com Quick Clips, Harvard Business Review, HechingerReport.org, ICTINEducation.org blog, IECAOnline.com newsletter, ILA-net.org journals, InsideHigherEd.com, Inside Supply Management Magazine, League.org, Libby Nelson, LinkedIn, LuninaFoundation.org newsletter, McKinsey Quarterly, MindfulSchools.org blog, MYACPA.org newsletter, NACADA Journal, NatCom.org newsletter, NBPTS.org newsletter, NCTE.org, Pinterest, NAASFA.org, NAICU.edu, New York Times, NPR.org, Politico, TED.com, The Atlanctic.com (education section), TheNonProfitTimes.com, Time Magazine, Twitter, YouTube and Wall Street Journal

Energy/Power & Utilities
ACEEE.org, AGA.org, EEI.org, EEnews.net, EIA.gov, EnergyCentral.com, EPRI.com, GreenTechMedia.com, IntelligentUtility.com, LinkedIn groups, POWERGRID International, SNL.com and UtilityDive.com

Finance/Financial Services
401kWire.com, AFPOnline.org AmericanBanker.com, Banc Investment Daily, BankerAndTradesman.com, BankersOnline.com, Barron’s, BBC.com news, BenefitsLink.com, Bloomberg.com, CIO.com, CNBC.com, CNN Money, The Economist, EmergingManagerMonthly.com, Fast Company, Financial-Planning.com, Financial Advisor Magazine, Financial Times, FINRA.org, Forbes, Fortune, Fortune’s Broadsheet, FundFire.com, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, IBAT.org, ICI.org, Inc. Magazine, InvestmentNews.com, ISACA.org, Journal of Accountancy, Journal of Financial Planning, Kiplinger, KMWorld.com, LinkedIn, Liz Ryan, MarketWatch.com, McKinsey Quarterly, Money Magazine, Money-Media.com Ignites news, NakedCapitalism.com, New York Times, NICSA.org blog, NPR.org, PlanSponsor.com Newsdash, OCC.gov alerts, PIOnline.com, Reuters, RMAHQ.org, SEC.gov, SmartBriefs.com, STAI.org, Team of Teams (book), TheIIA.org, ThinkAdvisor.com, Twitter, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Yahoo news

Brene Brown, BusinessInsider.com, CapHillStyle.com, CENews.com, Center for Creative Leadership publications, CityLab.com, Facebook, FHWA.dot.gov news, GASB.org announcements, Governing.com, GFOA.org announcements, MIT Technology Review, NICIC.gov news, PMI.org publications, ProjectManagement.com ThinkingCities.com, ThinkingHighways.com, SheNegotiates.com blog and Twitter

Health Care
AHIP.org daily updates, ASHE.org, BeckersHospitalReview.com, Benefitslin.com Health & Welfare Plans newsletter, Bloomberg, BuzzFeed, CapTodayOnline.com, CDC.gov, CNN.com, Diagnostic Testing & Emerging Technologies, Facebook, Fast Company, FDA.gov updates, Forbes, Fortune, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare.gov, HHNMag.com, HIMSS.org blog, HPNOnline.com, Jen Hatmaker, Journal of Hospital Medicine, LinkedIn, Mayo Clinic newsletter, Medscape, ModernHealthcare.com, New York Times, NBR.com, NPR.com, PremierInc.com, PressGaney.com blog, PubMed.gov, Robert Wachter, SHRM.org, SHSMD.org newsletter, StuderGroup.com, WebMD.com and USA Today

Human Resources
HRBartender.com blog, HREOnline.com, HRHero.com, Meghan Biro, SHRM.org magazine and newsletter, TheHRSpecialist.com, TrainingMag.com and Workforce.com

AdvisenLTD.com, BusinessInsurance.com, CNN Money, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, IFEBP.org, InsuranceJournal.com, ISCEBS.org, Kaiser Family Foundation publications, LIMRA.com, LinkedIn, NationalUnderwriter.com, PLRB.org, PWC.com insurance publications, RMMagazine.com, SmartBriefs.com, SNL.com alerts, Wall Street Journal and UBABenefits.com

ACCDocket.com, American Bar Association Journal, AmericanJail.org magazine, BenefitsLink.com, CorrectionsOne.com, Google alerts, Law360.com, Lexology.com and Wall Street Journal

Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation newsletter, BoardSource.org, Chronicle for Philanthropy, DisabilityScoop.com, EdFunders.org, Fast Company, Firelight.org, Forbes, GEOFunders.org, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, InsidePhilanthropy.com, LinkedIn, Lucy Bernholz, McKinsey Quarterly, NetworkForGood.org, PhilanthropyNewsDigest.org, Stanford Social Innovation Review, TheSkimm.com, Wall Street Journal

BioWorld.com, Compliance & Ethics Professional Magazine, DIA Daily, Facebook, FDA.gov, FiercePharma.com, FirstWordPharma.com, LinkedIn, Nature, PharmaTimes.com, PharmaVOICE.com, Pink Sheet Daily, PMI.org, Science, SCDM.org newsletter, ScripIntelligence.com, Twitter, Wall Street Journal and WSJ’s Pharmalot blog

Professional Services
ACMPGlobal,org, AMANET.org, Annie McKee, Businessweek, CFO Magzine, ConsultingMag.com, DDIWorld.com, DiversityInc.com magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Financial Times, FastFuture.com, Fortune, Google alerts, Harvard Business Review, HumanCapitalMedia.com, Inc. Magazine, John Kotter, Ken Blanchard, KMWorld.com, LinkedIn, Malcolm Gladwell, Mashable.com, Michael Hyatt, McKinsey Quarterly, NEHRA.com, New York Times, Prosci.com, Reddit.com, Scoop.it, ShapingTomorrow.com, SHRM.org, SmartBriefs.com, SMPS.org, Stephen Covey, Stitcher (app), Strategy-Business.com, TalentMgt.com blogs, Time Magazine, TrainingMag.com, Trendwatching.com, Trove.com, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Workforce.com and YouTube

Real Estate
EY.com tax alerts, Forbes, NAREIT blogs, PereNews.com, PWC.com tax alerts, Realert.com, SmartBriefs.com, Wall Street Journal and Yahoo

B2ttraining.com blog, BATimes.com, DesignLoveFest.com, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Forbes, Giftbeat.com, GiftsAndDec.com magazine, Giftshopmag.com, Harvard Business Review, HCI.org, HubSpot.com, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, InstoreMag.com, LinkedIn, McKinsey Quarterly, NRF.com, OhSoBeautifulPaper.com blog, ProduceNews.com, RISNews.edgl.com, StationeryTrendsMag.com, SupermarketNews.com, TheRobinReport.com and Wall Street Journal

Adweek’s SocialTimes feed, AnandTech.com, BusinessInsider.com, CBInsights.com,
CNN.com, Computer.org, Conference-Board.org, DigitalTransactions.net, Entrepreneur Magazine, eSource.com, The Facebook Blog, Fast Company, Feedly.com, Flipboard.com, Forbes, Forrester Research articles, Fortnightly.com, Gallup.com, Google alerts, GovTech.com’s newsletters and Public CIO Magazine, Harvard Business Review, HubSpot.com marketing blog, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, LinkedIn, MarketingLand.com, Mashable.com, MattCutts.com blog, Mattermark.com blog,
McKinsey Quarterly, Melcrum.com, MIT Technology Review, New York Times, NPR.com, Nuzzel.com, Official Google Blog, OpenView Labs, PCMag.com news, PMI.org, Priceonomics.com, ProjectManagement.com, Quartz Daily Brief, Ragan.com, Re/code.com, SearchEngineLand.com, SmartBriefs.com, TBRI.com, Tech.co, TechCrunch.com, TechMeme.com, TechTarget.com, Time Magazine, TSIA.com, Twitter, The Twitter Blog, UserTesting.com VentureBeat.com, VentureFizz weekly email, Wall Street Journal, Wired, Yahoo News and Yahoo Tech

AASHTOJournal.org, DunhillTravelDeals.com blog, GoGoWorldwidevacations.com, Metro-Magazine.com, Ski.com blog, Transportation Research Board newsletter, TravelAgentCentral.com and TravelWeekly.com


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Inspiration to Launch Your Life (or Just Start Your Day)


Photo courtesy of Harvard Public Affairs & Communications. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

It’s graduation season! Time for elected officials, former elected officials and Natalie Portman (at Harvard, her alma mater) to step up to the podium and inspire young people as they embark on the next chapter of their lives. But you don’t have to be a co-ed, or parent of one, to be so motivated this year. We asked our speakers, past and confirmed for this year, what they would say—but in 100 words or less. Let the inspiration fly!

“Don’t follow your dreams, lead them. And dream big, but be sure to act even bigger. As necessary and wonderful as dreams are, the meaning in life is ultimately in what we do.”—Gloria Feldt, cofounder and president of Take The Lead and author of No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power

“Take a breath and close your eyes. Think about what you really love doing. Not what you’re supposed to love, but what makes you truly happy. Now visualize yourself doing that professionally. Imagine all the details you can—what do you see, smell, feel? Open your eyes and write it all down. Now begin thinking more tactically—what steps do you need to take to make that visualization happen? Read your reflection each day…that’s critically important. And then commit. Commit to yourself to do whatever you need to do to go get it!”—Lisa Kueng, executive director at Invesco Consulting and co-author of Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality

“Too few people ever actually achieve their dreams in life. But, having them is important. Dreams inspire us…they are what we ponder as we look out onto the horizon. But that’s all they’ll ever be—a way to pass the time—until you turn them into actionable goals. Take those lofty dreams (the ones you’re afraid to tell anyone because they sound so far out of reach), break them down into phases, break those phases into pies, those pies into slices, and those slices into bites. Then sit down and take care of business—one bite at a time.”—MJ Hegar, former pilot in the Air National Guard who served in Afghanistan and whose suit against the Secretary of Defense led to the repeal of the military’s policy of excluding women from combat

“Your world is in your mind and you are more powerful than you think! Although you cannot control how life may unfold, you do have the power to choose how you respond. You experience your world through the lens of your mental models, which are deep-rooted ideas about the way things ought to be; what you fundamentally believe shapes your experience. And most importantly, your power comes from being who you are. By leveraging all of who you are—your core gifts and skills, your circumstances and experiences—you have the power to create amazing possibilities for your life.”—Elizabeth Thornton, professor of management practice at Babson Executive Education and author of The Objective Leader: How to Leverage the Power of Seeing Things As They Are

“Here are three of the most important steps you can take to build a prosperous life for yourself: First, spend less than you earn and save the difference on a regular basis. Next, give generously to people and causes that are most important to you—you should establish a regular giving plan by setting aside a percentage of your income to give. And finally, remember to picture your prosperity! You have an incredible ability to create the life you imagine for yourself. Use the power of your mind to focus on what is most important to you.”—Ellen Rogin, a certified public accountant and financial planner professional and co-author of Picture Your Prosperity: Smart Money Moves to Turn Your Vision into Reality

“There is no destination. While we can and should strive for growth, new ventures and goals, it is our relationship with ourselves on a daily basis and how we engage with the world that makes up our life. There is no great arrival point. Our greatest milestones pass in sheer moments, but the process is the in-between taking up the majority of our life. This is what requires our full attention. Many times we think once we get ‘there’ we will devote ourselves to priorities that whisper to us from the inside, but there is no ‘there’— only ‘here.’”—Azita Ardakani, founder of Lovesocial

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Podcast: Stand Out As a Natural Leader with Joanna Barsh

Barsh, JoannaWhat enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short?

No matter what stage you are currently at in your career, or what level of leadership you aspire to, this 30-minute talk will equip you with the tools to unlock your own “Centered Leader” and achieve more positive impact at work and outside it. Listen to the teleclass recording or read the complete transcript below.

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Free Teleclass with Joanna Barsh: Stand Out As a Natural Leader

Barsh, JoannaStand Out As a Natural Leader
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
1:00-1:30 pm EDT


What enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short? In 2007, Joanna Barsh led a team at McKinsey & Company to answer that very question. In the process, they uncovered what distinguishes leaders who are successful from those who achieve true greatness, developing an approach called Centered Leadership. Read More

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Boss Talk: The Art of Holding a Meeting

Bruno, AmandaIf you think 95 percent of running a meeting is showing up, you probably don’t accomplish much in them. Like most things in life, a well-run meeting takes forethought and planning, says Amanda Bruno, an attorney and director of special projects at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. Take these tips from women executives—and never let your meetings waste time or reflect poorly on your leadership skills again. Read More

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Podcast: Mentoring Millennials with Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey PollakLindsey Pollak, often called a “translator” among the generations, shares her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s 20-somethings in this 30-minute recording of her recent teleclass.

Listen below (or read the transcript) to pick up some actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers.

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It’s Time to Close the Workplace Gender Gap

Gloria Larsonsmby Gloria Larson, president of Bentley University

It’s hard to believe that a gender bias still exists in the workplace, more than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act­. While women in the workplace have been “leaning in,” in the words of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, to the challenge of climbing the corporate ladder, a female executive can still be ousted for being “pushy.” In 2014, professional hurdles for women still remain and they are hard to ignore.
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Mentoring Millennials—Free Teleclass with Lindsey Pollak September 16

Lindsey PollakMentoring Millennials
Tuesday, September 16th
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm EDT


How much do you know about your Millennial employees (those born approximately between 1982 and 2000, also known as Generation Y)? What motivates them? Why do they spend so many hours texting? What are ways you can mentor them towards success?

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