1 in 5 U.S. workers believes that a glass ceiling holds back women and minorities from climbing up the corporate ladder at their organization. That number is even higher among women and minorities climbing the corporate ladder and wanting to throw their hat into the management ring. Take a hint from other companies that are being proactive in combating the prevalence of a glass ceiling.
She had her fair share of critics, but no one can argue that Joan Rivers, who died Thursday at age 81, had a remarkable career, blazed a trail for women in comedy and left behind a legacy. Learn the secrets to her success.
Only a few of us are actually called to be leaders. The only way you can lead people is by telling them what to do. To be a leader, you have to do great things that change the world. Right? WRONG! All of these statements are what we may have previously thought about leadership, but are far from true.
Long before there was Team Bill or Team Eric, Team Jacob and Team Edward, or Team Peeta and Team Gale, America was caught in a love triangle between two other men: Siskel and Ebert. But even members of Team Siskel can appreciate “Life Itself,” the documentary based on Roger Ebert’s memoir of the same name.
Everyone’s path to career success is different, but some pearls of career advancement wisdom can transcend boundaries and lead to “aha” moments that can bring about life-changing results.
Female executives Taryn Owen — president at PeopleScout — and Angela Hills — executive vice president and managing director, North America at Cielo — spoke during a panel discussion about their own paths to professional success.
If you’re about to run a marathon and need some fitness inspiration, Jillian Michaels is your gal. If you’re going through some personal tribulations, you may look to Dr. Phil for advice. If you’re looking to make an investment, personal financial guru Suze Orman may be able to offer pearls of wisdom. But if you’re looking for ways to work better and smarter (and who isn’t?) you can have a direct line to some of the world’s leading thinkers through TED talks.
“I just knew I wanted to make a difference somehow, but I couldn’t identify exactly how,” says Amazon.com recruiter Jessica Salo, of her decision to apply to the Hadassah Leadership Fellows Program (HLF). The HLF is a two-year fellowship program designed to inspire and cultivate future leaders who want to affect change on global scale. Now in her second year of the program, Salo says has discovered a passion for “finding areas in my life where I can directly influence change.”
As of right now, Jessica is influencing change in her role at Amazon.
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