November 2015 Newsletter

How to Conquer Your Anxiety about Retirement

By Teresa Hassara, Executive Vice President and President, Institutional Retirement, TIAA-CREF Imagination is a wonderful thing. It inspires our dreams, but it can also create anxiety that can make those dreams seem out of reach. When it comes to our visions of retirement, how can we feel more certain about our financial futures?    

Facing the Gender Gap Today—for Success Tomorrow

By Pat Milligan, Senior Partner and Regional President-North America, and Brian Levine, Partner, Mercer Tomorrow’s workforce is taking shape today. But business leaders should ask themselves if they have adequately addressed the issue of gender equality and are on a path to building greater workforce diversity.

‘Walk Your Talk’ and Other Inspiring Advice from Nobelist Leymah Gbowee

Since being internationally recognized for co-leading a women’s movement that ended the most recent civil war in Liberia, Leymah Gbowee has hardly rested on her (Nobel) laurels. She continues to work for women, peace and security issues, founding The Gbowee Peace Foundation to provide education to women and underprivileged youth as well as serving as a global ambassador for Oxfam International and as a member of the UNHCR High Level … [ more ]

Lessons from Off the Beaten (Career) Path

Borrowing clothes to put on models for photo shoots—in this behind-the-scenes-reality-TV-show world, we all know that’s what a stylist does. But back when Kemal Harris was quitting her day job to become a stylist in her small Canadian town, it was a far-fetched idea rather than an actual job description. “My parents didn’t understand it. They asked, ‘Are you making the clothes?’” recalls Harris, laughing. “They thought I was crazy.”

Q&A: Rachael Ray on Her First Job, Being the Boss and Eating Healthy at Work

Even though she has 22 cookbooks, four TV shows, a lifestyle magazine and a line of dog and cat food, don’t call Rachael Ray a one-woman-cottage-industry. “I don’t like those terms,” she says. “It sounds like I created an ‘evil empire’ or something.” Her success wasn’t plotted out: “I just enjoy working, I enjoy people and I enjoy food. So, I do what I love; the TV just sort of … [ more ]

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