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50 Women Who Broke Barriers in the Business World

MSN Money These women smashed through the glass ceiling.The term “glass ceiling,” defined by researchers Susan Vinnicombe and Ronald Burke as “an invisible but impermeable barrier that limits the career advancement of women,” was coined in the mid-1980s by management consultant Marilyn Loden. But long before the term existed, women faced all kinds of barriers to achieving occupational …

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Want more women in leadership roles? Recognize their accomplishments

BizWomen When women’s achievements at work are publicly recognized, it can fuel their desire to lead. That’s according to recent research out of the University of Exeter Business School in the U.K. In conducting an experiment with university students, Jingnan Chen found that highlighting a woman’s successes greatly increases her willingness to lead, even if the work …

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Why Asian-American Women Aren’t Advancing into Senior Leadership Positions

Forbes Stella, a 35-year-old Asian-American with a good job at an insurance company, said to me recently: “I feel I’m in a lose/lose situation. If I speak up, strongly express ideas or opinions, or disagree with my coworkers, I get a hostile reaction: a scowl, the cold shoulder, or being talked over. But if I …

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Putting Women in Charge

The Columbia Star Last month I read an article titled, “The Future Is Young and Female.” Soon after, I saw a photo of Finland’s new prime minister, Sanna Marin, who is 34 years old. She was surrounded by the party leaders of her country’s coalition government. All are women, and four of the five are …

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Why Should I Care about H3054?

What if we could convince the S.C. legislature to pass a single bill that would profoundly affect every other political issue for decades to come? This year, we can. If H3054 becomes law, it will benefit the people of South Carolina for the foreseeable future by correcting a flawed system that allows legislators to choose …

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