Monday, August 05 2013
Find out what Virginia Hepner, now president and CEO of Atlanta’s Woodruff Arts Center, said to the Estonian rocket scientist after he muttered, “You’re just here because you’re a woman.” She delivered her savvy response on her first day leading the foreign exchange and derivatives for Wachovia Bank.
Written by Janece Shaffer Monday, August 05 2013
Southwire, a North American producer of wire and cable and is one of the largest employers in Georgia, has tapped into a powerful resource – high school students. Thanks to two innovative, fiscally sustainable programs, the company is enlivening their hometown of Carrollton, Ga. They’re impacting the high school dropout rate and thanks to a team of five high school kids, they have the potential to make $300,000 a year more in revenue. This is creating shared value.
Monday, July 29 2013
Got Guilt? Jamie MacLean, IT Risk & Assurance Leader at Ernst & Young, tells us why the dialogue around work-life balance needs to be re-framed to address the bigger issue weighing on the collective conscience of women.
Written by Sue Wasserman Monday, July 08 2013
When Jill Nelson was a receptionist, she admits she didn’t win employee of the year, but what she did take away was a keen understanding of what it took to motivate a can-do attitude. This has fueled Nelson’s success as revenues of her Portland-based Ruby Receptionists, skyrocketed from $49,000 to $7.86 million in 10 years. The company was named the “best small company to work for in 2012” by Fortune Magazine.
Monday, July 01 2013
When an employee's passion for the job appears to be slipping, Susan Grant, EVP of CNN News Services, says only one question really matters - "Do you really want to be here?" Grant says that providing clear expectations and honest feedback - congratulatory and constructive - are key for employees to thrive.