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Women & Business

  • How I Did It: Creating Options Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:21 PM ET
    Women And Business - A CNBC Special Report

    I don’t think I’m alone in living a zig-zag career journey. Maybe not all have gotten the memo yet, but ladder thinking about how careers are built and work gets done is being replaced with a more agile corporate lattice model of career progression.

  • Betty Shotton - Author of "Liftoff Leadership" Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 1:45 PM ET

    One of the greatest lessons I have learned is that adversity is a gift. Leaders inevitably face daunting and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

  • 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.

  • Time for Women to Get on Boards—of Directors Sunday, 16 Oct 2011 | 1:55 PM ET

    Resourceful women should be taking steps to become board-ready, in order to take advantage of the increasing number of women elected to company boards, according to Molly Ashby, chairman and CEO of Solera Capital.

  • For Women, Parity Is Still a Subtly Steep Climb Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:43 AM ET

    Though women make up half of the American workforce, and collect sixty percent of four-year degrees, parity in the corporate world still eludes them.

  • House Chamber

    Hired as an Inspector General out of college, Theresa Grafenstine found herself in a mostly male world. She's made it her mission to educate young women on what she has found to be a fascinating and rewarding career.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can Feminine Values Fix Finance? Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 5:31 AM ET

    The financial crisis has presented an opportunity for capitalism to be redefined, with a more sustainable, less testosterone-driven model replacing the existing failed, morally bankrupt system, according to Halla Tomasdottir of Audur Capital.

  • Recession Takes a Bite Out of Inequality Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:41 AM ET

    Income equality made gains during the recession, not because women earned more, but because mean earned less, according to the NY Times.

  • POLL: Role Model Success Stories Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:52 AM ET

    Some say big-business stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart, and Meg Whitman have not only broken the glass ceiling, they've made it irrelevant.  Either way, they're certainty good role models.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Still an Uphill Battle Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 11:31 AM ET

    Women may be happy about the strides they’ve made in corporate America, but they’re hardly satisfied.

  • 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.

  • Female Entrepreneurs: No Success Without a Fight Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    It is impossible to achieve success without a fighting spirit, creative thinking and persistence. That was the message that came across from the opening morning at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2011 in Deauville.

  • 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.

  • No Success Without a Fight Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 11:48 AM ET

    “If your mother hasn’t called you crazy yet, then you haven’t graduated from the school of entrepreneurship,” Sock said.

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