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Executive Professional Development

The content featured below was created to help leaders and managers build the skills and gain the knowledge they need to boost their professional performance. Topics covered in this section include managing interpersonal relationships, developing listening skills, having empathy, improving communication skills, how to effectively delegate, what employee empowerment means, among others.

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Can You Guess Who the 10 Richest Women in Retail Are?

As women continue to flex their influence throughout retail, many have have earned their place among the world’s richest, according to Forbes 29th annual look at The World’s Billionaires, which was published last month. Not surprisingly, many members of the famous Walton family, the founders of Wal-Mart, are found throughout the list. The list also includes...

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What's Your Take on Google Exec ‘Manterrupting’ the Only Woman on an SXSW Panel?

The Twitterverse was abuzz last week when Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt was called out for repeatedly interrupting U.S. Chief Technology Officer and former Google employee Megan Smith, the only woman who was speaking with him and writer Walter Isaacson on a panel at South by Southwest. Here’s what went down, according to reports: Schmidt...

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Starting a Business and Need Advice From Female Investors? Read This

While Silicon Valley’s male-dominated culture is in the spotlight now due to a gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a session I attended at South by Southwest (SXSW) on Sunday made me believe the investment community is changing. During the session, I heard stories and motivations from a panel of women who have created...

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