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February 27, 2013
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  • Career advice from Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg
    Women can advance in the business world by "taking risks, choosing growth, challenging ourselves and asking for promotions," according to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, whose book on the topic is set for release in March. Women should gather supporters as they progress through their careers, but they shouldn't ask someone to be their mentor, Sandberg writes in the book. "If someone has to ask the question, the answer is probably no." Business Insider (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership at Work 
  • How Mashable's COO made her way to the top
    During her time at Mashable, Sharon Feder has gone from editorial assistant to chief operating officer, with a number of stops along the way. "A lot of my advancement within Mashable has been tied to my ability to identify creative solutions for growth throughout the company and to execute on them at each level," she explained. Women who want to follow in her footsteps should look for opportunities to take on additional responsibilities, she said. Forbes (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Claim leadership for yourself, Lululemon CEO says
    You have to be ready to step up and take charge if you want to lead in the business world, according to Christine Day, CEO of Lululemon Athletica. "[W]e sometimes wait to be anointed, and we also wait until somebody says we've earned it or we've proven it, instead of just really claiming it for ourselves," she said. Yahoo/CNBC/Off the Cuff blog (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Forté College Career Launch for Women -– April 6 in Washington D.C.
    Are you an exceptional college leader interested in building your skills and enhancing your résumé? Have you considered a career in business?

    Attend the Forté College Leadership Launch for Women to explore opportunities you never knew existed. Designed for sophomores and juniors, this one-day interactive conference will give college women from diverse academic backgrounds the chance to explore the different functions in business while gaining valuable leadership experience. Meet with representatives from top companies, network with your peers from other colleges and universities, and gain valuable insight into the career options available to you. There is no cost to apply and participate in Forte's College Leadership Launch. Financial support in the form of a travel stipend will be provided to help cover travel costs to the event. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  From College to Career 
  • Companies add internships with an eye on later hires
    Many employers are looking for interns in hopes of hiring some of them as full-time employees after college graduation, experts say. The majority of interns in 2012 became full-time employees, and nearly 90% of interns who were offered a full-time position accepted it, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MBA Outlook 
  • A closer look at the MBA admissions process
    Admissions officers like Niki da Silva of the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management play a key role in deciding whether MBA applicants are accepted or rejected. This article details the process used by da Silva and her staff as they consider applicants' GMAT scores, experience and recommendations to make admissions decisions. CNNMoney/Fortune (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Act now to improve your MBA resume
    If you're thinking about applying to an MBA program next year, now is the time to start addressing the weak spots in your resume, writes Stacy Blackman. For example, if you lack a background in mathematics, you might want to take a calculus or statistics class, she writes. Meanwhile, you can make up for a lack of extracurricular activities by finding an activity that interests you. U.S. News & World Report/MBA Admissions: Strictly Business blog (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Women of the World 
  • World leaders discuss the causes of gender inequality
    Gender inequality in the world economy was a topic of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Women account for a large percentage of college graduates but are underrepresented among the highest levels of company leadership. "It makes economic sense to improve the situation of women," said Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund. "There are huge upsides." CBS MoneyWatch (1/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Legislation targets gender-based pay gap
    Research has found that a pay gap still exists between men and women, and some lawmakers are hoping to change that with a bill called the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation would increase the compensation that women can seek in discrimination lawsuits, allowing punitive damages in addition to back pay. Among other changes, the bill also would prohibit employer retaliation when employees share salary information with their coworkers. AdvisorOne (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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