November 2019 Newsletter

The Q&A—On Mentors and Role Models in STEM Fields

With Arm’s Liana Nicklaus “If you care deeply about an issue and want to see it improve, whether that’s women’s professional development or something completely different, it’s time to get to work, because it’s not going to happen without you.” Q: Which people have been your most important mentors and role models throughout your life? As a kid, my most important role models were my parents. I learned how to … [ more ]

The Q&A—On Striking a Healthy Work-Life Balance

With Liberty Mutual’s Amy O’Neill “Looking back, I would want a mentor to tell me that there is no magic formula to the work-life balance. The key is to find a healthy balance that enables you to be your best at work and at home, which will allow you to experience a fulfilling career.” Q: What was your dream job as a kid and why?  I wanted to be a … [ more ]

How to Manage Your Boss

“Look at who your boss is; understand how they operate—don’t judge; understand how you operate; and then assess the gap.” —Mary Abbajay, organizational and leadership development expert and author, Managing Up Most leadership books focus on how to manage the people who report to you. But equally important is how you manage your boss. (And we all have a boss—even CEOs of public companies have to report to a board.) … [ more ]

To Be a Great Boss, Focus on These Three Qualities

If you’ve ever been told you won’t be able to get ahead if you’re too nice, Fran Hauser, author of The Myth of the Nice Girl, has news for you. You don’t have to choose between kindness and strength. You only have to focus on how you communicate—which is more important today than ever.

Four Ways to Candidly Improve Your Work Relationships

It can’t be fun to be pulled aside by Sheryl Sandberg, after giving what you think was a successful presentation to Google’s Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, and be told that when you say “um” every third word, it makes you sound ignorant and stupid and you really should see a speech coach. But Kim Scott, author of New York Times best-selling book, Radical Candor, was  immensely grateful for the … [ more ]