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  • Secure but Still Challenged Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    When we began planning our special report  "Women in Business," I was eager to learn about how women are really doing in the workplace. In short, many women are successful, powerful and well off, but progress in the professional world has stalled.

  • Joyce Russell - EVP & President, Adecco Staffing U.S. Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:49 AM ET

    "Make no mistake— there are still challenges for women in the workplace, even 40 years after we entered the workforce. But over the course of my career, I’ve learned that the key to success lies in ... hard work, determination and relationships with people," says Joyce Russell,  EVP and President of Adecco Staffing U.S.

  • Kelli McGarraugh - President, MD Records Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    "Sometimes we go out looking for our life’s work, and sometimes it finds us. Getting into the music business was not something I had dreamed about, or even considered when planning my life and career," says Kelli McGarraugh, President, MD Records.

  • Sheila T. Harrell  - VP, FedEx TechConnect Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:47 AM ET

    Sheila Harrell started her career at FedEx unloading packages; today she's in charge of 6,000 customer relations representatives around the world.

  • Charlotte Beers - Former CEO, Ogilvy & Mather Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:46 AM ET

    Women assume success is about the performance, about working harder and harder and achieving good and measurable results. Hard work is important, of course, but it is never the tiebreaker when management is looking for a candidate to promote.

  • It’s not just about delivering the business results or having passion for your industry—it’s a dedicated balance between creating a collaborative spirit for your teams to thrive, and delivering outstanding results based on the needs of your customer, says Bayer CropScience  CEO Sandra E. Peterson.

  • Help Wanted: Money, That Is Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:42 AM ET

    When Alexa von Tobel found herself frustrated with the lack of personal finance resources and tools available to her, she took a leave of absence from Harvard Business School in 2008 to pursue her dream of creating a way for women to gain control of their finances.

  • What Are the Delegates Saying? Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:36 AM ET

    Sign in to Facebook to comment on your experiences at the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society.

  • Why You Should Invest Like a Girl Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:34 AM ET

    Some say Warren Buffett does.  If that's not enough,  a growing body of research shows that women are  less emotional money managers than men — and have the returns to prove it.

  • Forgoing the Power Trip Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:33 AM ET

    Male executives may have to swallow their pride when it comes to which of the sexes do a better job at running a company, according to a recent study.

  • If You Can't Beat 'Em, Leave 'Em Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:32 AM ET

    Women are redefining success by leaving corporate America, working toward not only creating an acceptable work-life balance, but building a successful business.

  • CNBC Poll: Is Your Job at Risk? Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 10:17 AM ET
    Risk & You - A CNBC Special Report

    Not only are few companies creating jobs, others are trimming their payrolls. Together that's made job security a precious commodity.

  • Living With Risk Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 9:56 AM ET

    Scientists have discovered neural pathways that seem to correlate with the kinds of people who deal well with financial risk, but even the very definition of risk gets pulled apart by experts.

  • Need a Job? Siemens Still Seeking 3,000 US Workers Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 4:34 PM ET

    Even in a nation with 9.1 percent unemployment , German conglomerate Siemens says it is still having a hard time filling 3,000 jobs in the U.S.

  • Lead and Live Like Steve Jobs Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 12:03 PM ET

    By facing impermanence, daily, you deepen your appreciation for everyday life. That's what Steve Jobs believed. "Remembering that you are going to die," he said, "is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you having something to lose."

  • Zigzagging Your Way to Success: New Book Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 10:52 AM ET
    The Zig Zag Principle

    "When we charge directly for our goals, we have big, ugly crashes. Instead we must learn to zigzag," the author writes as explains in this guest post the concept behind his new book, "The Zigzag Principle."

  • Boomerang

    Michael Lewis, acclaimed author of "Moneyball", "The Big Short", "The Blind Side", "The New, New Thing" and the iconic "Liar's Poker" is now out with his latest book, "Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World" - an illuminating look at the global financial meltdown.

  • New on the Job? Book Offers a 100-Day Action Plan Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011 | 12:19 PM ET
    The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan

    "While leadership turnover continues to be a problem, it’s not a new problem. However, those starting new assignments in today’s economy are under even more pressure to perform – and fast," and this author has a 100-day action plan.

  • The End of Progress

    In this guest blog, the author of "End of Progress" writes, "We have abandoned Adam Smith's sort of economics. In the technology and many other sectors, companies have generated huge profits because of a lack of competition. In the finance sector, profits have been excessive because of a lack of regulation."

  • Are You Weird Enough to Succeed? Friday, 30 Sep 2011 | 12:31 PM ET
    We Are All Wierd

    Seth Godin author of the new book, "We Are All Weird" asks in this CNBC guest post, "Do you want to create for and market to and embrace the fast-increasing population that isn’t normal? In other words, which side are you on—fighting for the status quo or rooting for weird?"

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