Female execs highlight judgment, hard work | GE's Comstock seeks a "figure-it-out skill set" | Report: Female CEOs scrutinized more harshly
November 9, 2016
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Female execs highlight judgment, hard work
Asking questions, working hard and developing your judgment can help you get ahead, according to Boston-area female business leaders. It's difficult for companies "to outsource judgment, so if you focus on developing wisdom and critical thinking, you'll have a set of real strengths," said Elyse Cherry, president and CEO of Boston Community Capital.
The Boston Globe (tiered subscription model) (10/28) 
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Women and Leadership
GE's Comstock seeks a "figure-it-out skill set"
The ever-changing nature of business has led Beth Comstock, vice chair of General Electric, to look for job candidates with a "figure-it-out skill set." In this interview, she discusses how to succeed as an introverted leader, how to fuel innovation and why you need to keep asking for constructive feedback as you climb the corporate ladder.
Forbes (10/20) 
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Report: Female CEOs scrutinized more harshly
Media groups are more likely to blame female CEOs when companies are struggling than they are to blame male CEOs, according to research from the Rockefeller Foundation.
The Huffington Post (10/26) 
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Gender pay gap costs US economy $1.2 trillion
The gap in pay between men and women in the US costs the economy $1.2 trillion per year, according to a World Economic Forum report. The WEF says the US has lost ground in comparison to other nations when it comes to the gender pay gap, as it now ranks 45th out of 144 countries.
CNNMoney (10/25) 
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MBA applies business skills to education role
Nithya Rajan left a successful career in consulting to work in education. Her MBA background taught her about networking, influence and soft skills that were critical in her role as vice president of strategic planning for Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles.
Forte Foundation (11/3) 
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MBA Outlook
Data: MBA graduates happier, earning more
Students graduating with MBAs from the top 50 US schools say they are 58% happier in their first jobs after graduation than they were before entering a program, according to new data. The graduates also reported that their salaries, on average, grew 44% in their first job after earning an MBA.
Poets & Quants (10/21) 
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UK business schools concerned over Brexit
Leaders at top business schools in the UK say the vote to exit the EU and a crackdown on immigration could make it harder for them to recruit international students from countries such as China or India. School administrators also worry that Brexit could affect faculty recruitment and research funding.
Bloomberg (10/31) 
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From College to Career
Ideas for following up after an interview
Job seekers should follow up on the status of an application by sending an email offering a link to an interesting article or providing information not shared during an interview, career adviser Avery Blank suggests. Applicants also can use the email to tout a new accomplishment that can help them stand out among other candidates, she notes.
Forbes (11/3) 
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Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Rosa Parks,
civil rights activist
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