2014 in review: Looking back to plan ahead

599105_10100720661575239_1977991898_nWith the arrival of each new year we find ourselves at the juncture of past and future. We tend to focus more on the future, submitting annual budgets and selecting our vacation weeks, but setting aside time to reflect on the year past and what we learned from it can make all the difference in both our professional and personal lives. Continue reading

Posted in Topics in Business and Women's Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Global Dexterity

webinar2What does it mean to be a global worker and a true “citizen of the world” today?

It goes beyond merely acknowledging cultural differences. It means you are able to adapt your behavior to conform to new cultural contexts without losing your authentic self in the process. Not only is this difficult, it’s a frightening prospect for most people and something completely outside their comfort zone. Continue reading

Posted in Topics in Business and Women's Leadership | Leave a comment

Three Simple Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

1476489_938630200845_1625914521_nTemperatures are dropping, the Christmas commercials have already started, and before you know it, the holiday season will be upon us. While the holidays are a wonderful time to catch up with old friends and family – your deadlines still need some attention, too. Here are three simple ways to manage stress this holiday season (or whenever).
Continue reading

Posted in Topics in Business and Women's Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women Mean Better Business Webinar Series: Why Capable People Suffer From Impostor Syndrome & How to Thrive In Spite Of It

webinar2Are you secretly waiting for the “no-talent police” to come and arrest you? You’re not alone.

Millions of people around the world from executives to PhDs to a-list celebrities secretly worry they’re not as smart or talented as other people “think” they are. It’s called the impostor syndrome and it hurts both individuals – and the bottom line. Continue reading

Posted in Topics in Business and Women's Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why a women-only classroom?

Smith College Executive Education

Smith College Executive Education

At Smith College Executive Education for Women we’re asked about our women-only program model a lot. Why a women-only classroom? Don’t women need to work alongside men to succeed? Although our program has been around for nearly 40 years, we realize that single-gender education is still a bit of an anomaly.

So when we read last week’s Businessweek.com article “Don’t Fall for the Hype About Leadership Programs for Women,” we felt compelled to intervene. Its author, Karen L. Cates, made some bold assertions about executive education programs for women that need to be addressed. Continue reading

Posted in Topics in Business and Women's Leadership | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment