Article suggests women who support women are more successful

Recent research has been focused on understanding what kind of network is most beneficial to women in their careers – and how that differs from a network that benefits men. An article in Forbes, written by Shelley Zalis, CEO of The Female Quotient, reinforces the idea that while men and women both benefit from having a network of well-connected peers across different groups, women especially need an inner circle of close contacts. Continue reading

Long term shifts are building diversity in the boardroom

Changes in perception and pipeline are contributing to a rise in women being named to corporate boards, according to an article in Forbes and on LinkedIn. The author, Laura Berger, leadership consultant and executive coach, also suggests ways of continuing the trend. Continue reading

AWESOME Advisors hear inspiring words from Sally Helgesen

AWESOME Advisors concluded their meeting in on March 6 by joining founder Ann Drake at the International Women’s Forum annual event in Chicago. Ann, who in 2014 was honored by IWF with the global Women Who Make a Difference Award, introduced the speaker, author Sally Helgesen. Continue reading

Gift list highlights products from women-led tech start-ups

Allyson Kapin, founder of Women Who Tech, has compiled a list of items that make interesting holiday gifts – all from start-up companies led by women. Forbes.com has published the “Women in Tech Holiday Gift Guide” in an article titled “29 Awesome Gifts Created By Women In Tech.” Continue reading