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June 26, 2013
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  • Why aren't more women seeking MBAs?
    Women remain underrepresented in MBA programs despite the fact that graduate business education may lead to higher pay and new opportunities, writes Elissa Ellis Sangster, executive director of the Forté Foundation. "[L]et's encourage more women to choose an education path that will positively impact their advancement in business," she writes. The Huffington Post/The Blog (6/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership at Work 
  • Xerox CEO says a "tidal wave" of female leaders is coming
    Relatively few of the CEOs of the nation's largest companies are women, but Xerox CEO Ursula Burns said a "tidal wave" of businesswomen is on the way. Speaking at a recent event, Burns advised aspiring female leaders to find jobs they're passionate about, work hard and excel. The most successful companies will be those that welcome women and minorities into their ranks, she said. The Huffington Post (6/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 7 characteristics powerful women have in common
    Some of the most powerful women in the business world share a sense of confidence, a commitment to hard work and the knowledge necessary to be successful, writes Ekaterina Walter of Branderati. As the next generation of women leaders emerge, access to mentors and supportive networks will be crucial, she writes. "Hard work is the foundation of success, but the people and attitudes you surround yourself with, and the message you pass on to others, all contribute to a culture of female achievement that will take us into the future," she writes. Fast Company online (6/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Women often decline to take credit when working with men
    A series of studies suggests that women are often hesitant to take credit for their work when they work on projects with male colleagues. "Women gave more credit to their male teammates and took less credit themselves unless their role in bringing about the performance outcome was irrefutably clear or they were given explicit information about their likely task competence," the researchers found. But women were willing to take credit for their accomplishments when partnered with other women, they found. The Atlantic online (6/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Forté Foundation News 
  • 2013 Forté MBA forums for women
    Thinking about getting an MBA? Attend a Forté Forum for free in one of 10 cities in North America and Europe to:
    • Connect with admissions staff from leading business schools in North America and Europe
    • Learn ways you can finance your MBA
    • Find the school that's right for you
    • Hear advice and stories from MBA women across industries and career stages
    • Learn how an MBA can help you succeed in virtually any career or industry
    The cost to attend a Forté Forum is free for pre-registrants. Onsite registration is $5. Review the schedule of dates and locations. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  From College to Career 
  • What new grads should know before a job interview
    College graduates on the job market should be able to translate their educational experience into job-related skills during interviews, suggests Andy Chan, Wake Forest University vice president for personal and career development. Candidates should show how they can bring value to the organization and be prepared to ask in-depth questions about the job and the company, Chan writes in this blog post. The Huffington Post/The Blog (6/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Develop a personal brand to land a post-college job
    Recent college graduates must work on their personal brands to land a job, author and social entrepreneur Christie Garton writes in this blog post. Personal branding means listing strengths and weaknesses and seeking opportunities that match skills, Garton writes. Social media platforms, such as LinkedIn, Facebook and a personal website, also can build branding, she notes. B2C Marketing Insider (6/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  MBA Outlook 
  • Amazon ranks fifth in MBA hiring
    As banks and financial services companies slow their hiring, Amazon has been adding hundreds of MBAs each year. According to data from Bloomberg Businessweek, the company is the fifth-largest employer of graduating MBAs. "When Amazon executives come to campus, students show up and they listen," said Regina Resnick, associate dean and managing director of the Career Management Center at Columbia Business School. Bloomberg Businessweek/Getting In blog (6/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More students consider European MBA programs
    European MBA programs are increasingly appealing to students who are seeking affordable programs and an international experience. GMAT test takers sent more than 90,000 score reports to graduate management programs in Europe during the 2012 testing year; that figure represents a 45% increase over 2008. "I don't really see geographical location as a huge determinant for what I'll do once I graduate," said Junayd Mahmood, who is from New York but is studying at a German business school. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (5/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Women of the World 
  • Women are main breadwinners in 40% of households with children
    Women are the primary wage earners in 40% of U.S. households that include children -- a record tally, according to data from the Pew Research Center. "This change is just another milestone in the dramatic transformation we have seen in family structure and family dynamics over the past 50 years or so," said Pew's Kim Parker. The change appears to be the result of short- and long-term trends such as declining marriage rates, economic turbulence and heightened educational attainment among women. CBS MoneyWatch/The Associated Press (5/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research: Women show higher levels of workplace engagement
    Research from Gallup indicates that women are more likely to be "actively engaged" in their work than men. Gallup's data doesn't provide a conclusive reason for the disparity, but it may have something to do with the availability of flextime, which can improve the well-being of employees, writes Nanette Fondas. "Since women -- particularly caregivers -- value and use flextime when it is offered, they may get a well-being boost to propel them to higher-level functioning at work," she writes. The Atlantic online (6/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SmartQuote 
We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be."
--Jane Austen,
British author


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