Forget the Glass Ceiling, Women Stumble on the “Broken Rung”
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by Aimee
4d ago
A study was just released by McKinsey & Co, in collaboration with Lean In, the nonprofit founded by former Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg, and it turns the idea that women only need to shatter the glass ceiling in order to find equity at the top on its head. It found that women face their most formidable challenge not at the top, but when attempting to transition into managerial roles. For every hundred men who are promoted from entry-level to managerial positions, only ninety-one white women make the first step. This powerful disparity is even more pronounced for women of color, with only eight ..read more
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Tara Stafford: Project Manager, PGIM Operations & Innovation
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by Aimee
1w ago
“Don’t be afraid to be authentically you,” says Tara Stafford, Project Manager, Operations & Innovation at PGIM. “If you can do that, you’ll be surprised how your contributions can positively impact the business, those around you – and beyond.” Making a Positive Impact – Both Personally and Professionally Being “authentically you” at work wasn’t easy for Stafford early in her career. After graduating from Montclair State University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing, Stafford landed at the investment and wealth management firm, Merrill Lynch, as the only Black woman on her ..read more
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Vanessa McMichael: Head of Corporate & Public Entity (CPE) Strategy, Wells Fargo
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by Aimee
3w ago
“I have a lot of passion for what I’m doing,” relates Vanessa McMichael, Head of Corporate & Public Entity (CPE) Strategy at Wells Fargo. “I want to make the most of each day that is in front of me.” McMichael shares her insights on finding her niche in the financial industry, using her voice to elevate and empower others, and being a single mother while working towards her career goals. Putting in the Work Speaking to what she has learned so far in her career, McMichael maintains, “you have to put in the work. There’s no substitute for it. Any leader that you speak with has put in the wor ..read more
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Natalie Gill, Head of DEI Strategy & Industry Engagement, PGIM
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by Aimee
1M ago
Natalie Gill is responsible for helping drive the continued evolution of PGIM’s DEI strategy and deepening and broadening diversity partnerships both externally and internally, with a focus on the EMEA region. In addition, she focuses on developing global research and thought leadership to create positive change in the asset management industry. “I’ve had a varied career, but now, as a DEI executive, my role is about celebrating diversity and amplifying the voices of those who feel unheard or unable to contribute to their full potential, due to cultural or systemic barriers,” says Natalie Gill ..read more
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How to Learn from Tough Feedback When it Feels like Criticism
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by Aimee
1M ago
It’s fair to say that being subject to criticism is not an enjoyable experience even when it is given as feedback and in the spirit of professional development. The fears of embarrassment, shame, and rejection are real, and those emotions are also natural – it is the coping mechanism of defensiveness that is worth preventing – how? By recognizing it! Experiencing criticism at work can be especially difficult, as fear of losing your position amplifies an often angry or defensive reaction. However, you can control your responses to workplace criticism and reframe the experience to your advantage ..read more
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2023: Words of Wisdom from Women In Leadership (Part 2)
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by Aimee
2M ago
This week, we continue with more words of wisdom from women leaders we’ve interviewed throughout 2023. Through the months, we’ve spoken to women who are impacting change, shaking up leadership and transforming perspectives. We’ve talked to women in top leadership positions and founders introducing their own new visions into the world. Please make sure to check out Part 1 of this year round-up! Below we share more words of wisdom and inspiration. Thank you each for the gift of your energy, time and insight! “I feel strongly about focusing on doing right by others. Ambition goes awry if you don ..read more
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2023: Words of Wisdom from Women In Leadership (Part 1)
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by Aimee
2M ago
This year, we’ve interviewed impact leaders, change makers and women who are shaking up senior leadership and creating new roles. Once again, it’s our honor to amplify the voices of the women who are becoming the change they want to see – whether that’s recalibrating leadership approaches to shift the paradigm, birthing their own vision tangibly into the world, or elevating the voices that remain underrepresented. Looking across our leader profiles in 2023, we share words of wisdom and inspiration from each woman we’ve talked to this year (look out for Part 2 next week). Thank you for the gift ..read more
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Lindsey Roy: Hallmark Cards, SVP Strategy & Brand & Motivational Speaker
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by Aimee
3M ago
“A couple of things are true for everyone. One, every person will experience hardship. It’s the human condition. Two, no one invites or wants or desires hardship. But three, the art of living is to find the space in between those two things.” We talked to Lindsey Roy, SVP Strategy & Brand at Hallmark Cards. At 31, she was named vice-president at Hallmark, one of the youngest VPs in the 100+ year history of the company. Five years later, at 36 years old and with two young children, she was nearly killed in a boating accident and left with an amputated leg and severe limb injuries. In 2017 ..read more
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Can Personal Setbacks Enhance Your Leadership? Turning Challenges Into Growth
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by Aimee
3M ago
When you’re going through a hard time in your personal life, you’re probably not thinking about how it might impact your career. It’s often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when you’re dealing with a personal setback. But, going through such things can uniquely position you to excel in leadership roles – especially as a woman. There’s no question that women in leadership roles often have to deal with unique, specific challenges. Being able to overcome those hurdles can help you foster enhanced leadership skills and empathy. With that in mind, knowing how to connect personal setba ..read more
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Helen Chang: Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific ex Japan, Client Advisory Group, PGIM
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by Aimee
3M ago
“Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled, because as you do, you will find new horizons that will take you to the next level,” says Helen Chang. “Finding something you’re passionate about is important because you’ll do better than if you’re forcing yourself into a career or role that isn’t the best fit for you.” Chang shares her journey about the benefit of international perspectives, taking on new opportunities to evolve and inspiring yourself and others through passion. Growing Your Career from Outside the Comfort Zone Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chang went to boarding school in the ..read more
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