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Executive Leadership

Executive leadership is the ability of those who manage employees within an organization to influence and guide individuals to get their best performance. The content featured in this category provides valuable insights for executive leaders on how they can manage their teams better and meet organizational goals.


Inspirational Thoughts From the Makers: Women in Business Documentary, Part 2

In part one of this two-part series about the “Makers: Women in Business” PBS documentary, I reviewed the profile done of Spanx Founder and Owner Sara Blakely. In the second and final part of this series, I focus on the documentary’s profile of Rent the Runway Co-Founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman. In 2009, Hyman, along...


Wal-Mart Invests in Women Employees Across the Globe

Women have traditionally been under-represented in manufacturing and factory jobs, with those positions typically filled by “more physically able” men. This is particularly true in some of the poorer countries around the world that manufacture goods for pennies on the dollar, including India, Bangladesh and China, among others. In fact, it’s rare for women in those countries to have jobs outside of the home at all.


Don't Fall Off the Glass Cliff

Much has been made about the lack of women in C-level positions at Fortune 500 companies — and in particular, retail companies. Less has been made about the fact that on the rare occasions women ascend to these top positions that they’re more likely to be fired than their male counterparts. The phenomenon has been termed the “glass cliff” by a pair of psychology professors — Michelle Ryan, Alexander Haslam — who did research on the subject.


Container Store CEO: ‘Women Make Better Executives Than Men’

Kip Tindell, the founder, chairman and CEO of The Container Store, a company that sells storage and organization solutions, has been making some audacious statements as he promotes his new book, “Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives.” Among them: that women make better executives than men. With roughly...


BaubleBar's Amy McDowell on the Power of Peers

For BaubleBar, an online retailer founded in 2011 by Amy Jain and Daniella Yacobovsky that sells high-quality jewelry at an affordable price, peer influence is a powerful selling tool. “We understand that the best style guidance for consumers comes from peers,” said Amy McDowell, vice president of digital marketing at BaubleBar, who spoke on a...

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