Deb Pine

Want to Advance? Set up Your Own Personal Board of Directors

By Deb Pine, Executive Director, Gloria Cordes Larson Center for Women and Business & Bentley University Executive Education As experienced and trusted advisors, mentors can have a significant impact on your career trajectory. Research has shown that people who have mentors are more likely to get promotions and are more satisfied in their jobs. When Indra Nooyi became the CEO at PepsiCo, she credited the mentoring she received for helping … [ more ]

4 Steps Toward Inclusive Leadership

By Deb Pine, Executive Director, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University My first job out of college was working for a consulting firm. My boss there was demanding, but she approached her teams with empathy and authenticity. From her I learned an important lesson about leadership: you can only become a successful leader when people want to work for you. At that first job, I was a part … [ more ]

Bringing Men into the Conversation

By Deb Pine, Executive Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University Though the experiences that have catalyzed the #MeToo movement are deeply disturbing, I’m encouraged by the heightened awareness of sexual harassment in the workplace and inspired by the brave women who are speaking out. While the movement has put the spotlight on inappropriate power dynamics, it’s important to recognize the underlying issue: gender inequality in the workplace. Women … [ more ]

2017 Session | Managing Up: A Strategic Approach to Success in the Workplace

Did you know that employees spend an average of nearly 20 hours a week worrying about what their boss says or does? That equates to almost half of one’s work week. Imagine how much more productive (and happier) we would be if we were able to spend our time focused on hitting business goals rather than stressing about the relationship with our boss. And even if you have the best … [ more ]

For Accelerating Your Career, Mentorship Is Great—But Sponsorship Is Better

By Deb Pine, Executive Director, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University Despite our strong mentor networks, women remain underrepresented in senior leadership and board roles. The 2016 McKinsey/LeanIn study “Women in the Workplace” found that women hold 46 percent of professional, entry-level positions but only 19 percent of C-suite roles. Does this mean that our mentors are failing us? No. Mentors are critical to guiding women on how … [ more ]

Why Millennials and Gen Zs Hold the Power to Change the Workplace

By Deb Pine, Executive Director, Center for Women and Business at Bentley University By now most of us are familiar with the numbers—some promising, some less so—around workplace diversity and women’s advancement. On the one hand, we’re making progress: women are graduating from college in higher numbers than their male peers, and PEW research shows that millennial women’s hourly earnings are now 93 percent that of men’s as compared to … [ more ]