— Ellen Voie, president and CEO of Women in Trucking (WIT), explaining the thinking behind a new Girl Scout Transportation badge. Continue reading
— Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics, describing Linda Wood, VP, Operations Services, R.J. Reynolds Co. and an AWESOME network member, who was honored with DSC’s 2016 “Thinkers & Movers” Award. Ann is quoted in an article about the award on supplychaindigital.com.
— Jacki Zehner, first female trader to be invited to join the Goldman Sachs partnership talking in a Makers video about her career in what she calls a “hyper male-dominated culture.” As a partner, she founded the fixed income women’s network and now says her passion is to encourage women to “own their power and own their capacity to create change.” Continue reading
— An article on businessinsider.com, quotes Arianna Huffington on the importance of a good night’s sleep to success and “12 bedtime habit of unsuccessful people.” Huffington is the cofounder of the Huffington Post and the author of “The Sleep Revolution.” Continue reading
“Early, often, ugly. It doesn’t have to be perfect…”
— Christa Quarles, CEO of Open Table, in a New York Times interview, talking about how she gets her teams to come to her with ideas at an early stage.
An article on Fortune.com reports on a study exploring why some diversity programs don’t work. The research was conducted by two professors, one from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and the other from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Continue reading
— Sally Blount, Ph.D., dean of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and one of the few female deans of a top, global business school, in an article about what it takes for a woman to excel in a male-dominated field. She lists five requirements, including having an unwavering work ethic. Continue reading
— Carli Lloyd, member of the US soccer team that won two Olympic Gold medals and the 2012 World Cup, in in an interview in the Makers video series. She talks about how, after being cut from the U.S Under 21 National Team, she had to put new effort into honing her skills, her and her character to reinvent her career and reach her peak performance. Continue reading
— Writer Jo Piazza describing on Forbes.com her safari guide, Evaline Sintoya Mayetu, one of a very few women working as safari guides in Kenya. Her article, titled “Meet the Woman Breaking the Safari Industry’s Glass Ceiling,” talks about Evaline’s challenges along the path to this career. Continue reading
— Theresa May, the United Kingdom’s new Prime Minister, who faces some of the same types of bias women in other leadership roles face; namely, being underestimated because she’s a woman and having her wardrobe the object of scrutiny. Continue reading