When Elizabeth MacBride rejoined her newspaper as the managing editor, two months after the birth of her daughter, she found it increasingly difficult to balance the grueling working hours and motherhood. Six months down the road, she quit her job and started freelancing, which soon morphed into her own venture. MacBride is one of the thousands of women all across the world jumping ship to escape from the corporate world.
In a frank, wide ranging discussion Robin Carey, CEO of Social Media Today and Kara Wood, CEO of Succinct Social Media cover some of the most pressing issues CEOs face in the age of social media. The insights are as surprising as they are applicable to anyone trying to run a company today.
Women launch businesses at 1.5 times the national rate, according to data gathered in the 2010 census. That’s an incredible number, but it’s accompanied by some less thrilling news: the same data shows that companies founded by women are less likely to break $1 million in revenues.
The dirty little secret at the top of the world’s two most popular social networking companies that have made (Facebook) or are about to make (Twitter) the shift from privately-owned to publicly-traded businesses is that senior management is mired in a 1950s mindset that a women’s place is in the home.
So, we need to have a little chat. The chat isn’t a new one. In fact, it’s not a new one in the movement for women’s equality in the past 60 years. But there continues to be a double standard about women in the workplace so we have to continue to have the chat.
Jane Cunningham and Philippa Roberts founded Pretty Little Head in 2007. Their second book, "The Daring Book for Boys in Business," has just been published, and is aimed at companies that struggle to engage with female customers.
Did you know that despite the fact that more than 58% of Irish graduates are women, women make up less than 5% of the top management of companies and only represent 30% of European entrepreneurs. Late last year European Commission established a new initiative to highlight and promote women...
Last month 26 women from around the world took a moment to write an inspiring sentence. Each woman has shared something unique - please take the time to read the message on each slide. Here they are! THANK YOU to these amazing women for their contributions! Alison Spencer , IBM Australia Amy Palko...