Financial adviser Cary Carbonaro talks about the 4 percent rule for withdrawing from your retirement account, and what people should do to try to reach their retirement goals. Learn why there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to retirement planning.
Two Georgetown grads are helping Nepali girls and women find their power. One of them is Chaire Charamnac, 85 Broads member and co-founder of Women LEAD.
In Nepal, being born female means you already have one strike against you. Sixty percent of women there are illiterate and one third of all girls ages 15 to 19 are married. And even though in 2006 the country enacted quotas requiring that women hold 33 percent of government leadership spots, they tend to be in the lowest-status jobs. In fact, Nepal’s director of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare is a man.
While there are plenty of hard-to-change reasons for women’s invisibility in public life—including a longstanding culture of patriarchy and a history of being ruled as a monarchy that ended only in 2008—there is one hurdle that’s eminently fixable: The fact that Nepal has no leadership programs expressly for and by young women.
Or rather, had no such programs. Women LEAD has trained more than 400 high school girls in Nepal to take leadership roles in their communities since 2011.
Jori McMurty of The HUFFINGTON POST came out with a feature on Vixen Vodka, the story behind the brand and the “broads” who brought this dream to reality. Find out how 85 Broads member LeeAnn Maxwell and the other co-founders of Vixen Vodka “went on a girls beach trip and had an idea and followed through with it.”
On her show on breadwinners on June 19, Katie Couric invited Big Flip director and 85 Broads member, Izzy Chan, and Big Flip couple, Bonnie Wan and Chip Rees.
“The Big Flip” is a documentary film and photo-book about the rise of breadwinner wives, and the unexpected challenges it creates in families. Their goal is to follow the families throughout 2013, and witness their struggles and triumphs through life over the course of a year. They plan to release the film and photobook 2014.
The show featured a video of Big Flip couple Chip and Bonnie and an interview.([bigflipdocumentary.com])
Here’s a snippet from the on-set interview.[katiecouric.com]
Like what they’re doing? Contribute to their Kickstarter campaign and help breadwinner wives and moms succeed today and in the future.
85 Broads member, Kathy Kelly of Make Your Own Heat Media Coaching, got to talk about one of her passions: helping returning military veterans compete in the corporate world. Show is now archived, July 10, 2013
I recently attended the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) annual convention in Chicago and Hillary Clinton was the opening night keynoter. She addressed an enthusiastic crowd of 10,000+ people and left me ready to engage my competitive spirit.
While the former Secretary of State is passionate about many things, her focus is on women and children so she had me at hello. She started by telling the international audience that hiring women is the unfinished business of this century that will help the economy thrive and increase the GDP. “If we removed the barriers that many women face in the career world we would increase our GDP by 9 percent,” according to Secretary Clinton.
Read the rest of Caroline Dowd-Higgins’s article and find out more about how Secretary Clinton measures success.
85 Broads member Sheri Cupo was featured in The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch article by Charles Passy.
“It also helps that they may have specific knowledge and experience that allows them to target a niche clientele — as in former colleagues or just professionals with a similar background. Sheri Iannetta Cupo, a founding principal of SAGE Advisory Group in Morristown, N.J., says that as a former GE employee, she found it frustrating trying to make sense of the stock options she was granted. “I asked around for help and no one seemed to understand what they were or what to do with them,” she says. As a result, she’s made guiding corporate employees through compensation packages a key part of her practice. “I have a deeper understanding of what our clients deal with day-to-day,” she says.”
Two Georgetown grads are helping Nepali girls and women find their power.
In Nepal, being born female means you already have one strike against you. Sixty percent of women there are illiterate and one third of all girls ages 15 to 19 are married. And even though in 2006 the country enacted quotas requiring that women hold 33 percent of government leadership spots, they tend to be in the lowest-status jobs.
Nepal has no leadership programs expressly for and by young women. Or rather, had no such programs. Thanks to two Georgetown University grads (one of whom is 85 Broads member Claire Charamnac), Nepal has Women LEAD, which since 2011 has trained more than 400 high school girls to take leadership roles in their communities.
Crain’s interviewed PrettyQuick founder Coco Meers. Find out what inspired her to start PrettyQuick and how it can change the way you book beauty!
85 Broads member Jennefer Witter, CEO, The Boreland Group ([theborelandgroup.com]), discusses the importance of having a crisis PR plan in place before a situation occurs.
An Australian company’s do-it-yourself kit might make a ship-maker of you yet.
HAMMER: CHECK. Drill: check. Caulking gun: check. Now go build—and float—your own full-size, seaworthy boat. Any smooth-palmed greenhorn can do it, according to the founders of the Balmain Boat Company. All it takes is one of the Sydney-based outfit’s do-it-yourself kits and a few free weekends.
Meet the Balmain Boat Company ([balmainboatcompany.com])
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was recently on the news, sharing his views on education and working moms. In front of a large crowd, he quoted the following—
“Our country’s education problems began when mothers went into the workplace in large numbers.” As you can imagine, he received incredible backlash for that thought. He later changed that statement to something a bit more palatable for the many dual career families in the audience.
There’s nothing new about the controversy surrounding moms working outside the home vs. moms working at home. In fact, when my own children were younger, I was surprised by the strong opinions on both sides of the fence. We’ve been having this battle about “what’s best for the kids” for a long time. However, the battle we really need to pay attention to is the one going on in our own heads.
Tell me something you’ve learned recently. It’s a question we ask in most interviews to determine whether a candidate has the intellectual curiosity we look for in team members. If she can’t tell me anything she’s learned in the last month, I know it won’t be a good long-term fit, simply because an eagerness to learn isn’t inherent
Leaders must be learners. It doesn’t have the same ring to it, but it’s just as important. I respect leaders who are continuously learning because I know they’re challenging their own assumptions and bringing more knowledge to the table each time we converse.
Kelsey Meyer gives tips on how you can continuously be learning as a leader while encouraging your team to do the same.
While Sheryl Sandberg galvanizes women to lean in to their careers, “gender-lens investing” galvanizes investors to support them. The gender-lens investment movement calls for investors to use gender as a category of analysis in company diligence, prioritizing bets on value opportunities in three types of firms: companies led by women, companies that promote gender equity, and companies that benefit women through products and services. Leaders of this movement, including the Women Effect Investment team at the Criterion Institute, craft their call to action around the thesis that gender-lens investing is both the right moral move and the smart financial play. The investment thesis emerges from both the moral imperative to support women and the evidence that investment in these types of companies realizes outsized returns.
Read more and discover how Stephanie Marton thinks advocates for gender-lens investing should make their case.
Think Virgin, and Richard Branson’s face comes to mind. Steve Jobs, too, was personification of his company, while, farther back in time, Walt Disney was an early example of a CEO identified strongly with his brand.
It’s not always the case that the personality heading up a company has the attributes to associate closely and profitably with a brand, but those that do, can have a distinct marketing advantage over bland corporatism, one that can drive tangible value in to any business. Read more and find get Tanita Sandhu’s thoughts on what makes a great CEO.
Read Carol Kaufman’s article about how important it is to have the notarized healthcare directive for any unmarried 18-year-old or older child, your aging parent and even yourself! Read about these legal documents, what they are and reasons that it has become increasingly critical for them to be able to be produced on a moment’s notice.
This Associated Press article offers tips on what business owners should do to maximize the summer season. 85 Broads member Jennefer Witter is featured.
In the spirit of Father’s Day, a daughter pens an article from 10,000 miles away on the life lessons and values she will always carry with her. As we celebrate Father’s Day, let’s not forget to call your fathers and fathers figures to show them how much you appreciate what they have done for you.
Published in the Huffington Post, June 13, 2013.
Caroline Ceniza-Levine, 85 Broads Power Circle member and career expert with SixFigureStart returns to Fox Business Career Accelerator to talk with Lauren Simonetti about how to research company culture BEFORE you accept a job there:
Harvard Business Review published a piece by Joan C. Williams on May 29th entitled “Why Men Work So Many Hours”. The article is insightful and, I believe, expresses a growing problem in America and in American companies. If Fox News is looking for the reason our society is falling apart, it should look no further than this article. Working mothers are not the problem nor are working fathers. The problem is our corporate culture.
Read the rest of Jennifer Gilhool’s article and find out why she believes that working harder is the problem and not the answer.