Best Practice Forum on Engaging Men to Advance Women Engaging men in the advancement of women is the new frontier for every company in America. How can it be that in 2013, women currently hold just 10%-15% of the senior
The Yahoo! telecommuting ban story may be more nuanced than we know. “Marissa Mayer Is Wrong.” “Horrible Bosses: Marissa Mayer’s Ban on Telecommuting at Yahoo Won’t Work.” “Marissa Mayer’s Work-From-Home Ban Is the Exact Opposite of What CEOs Should Be
Yesterday, Yahoo announced the appointment of Marissa Mayer as its new CEO and she became the first ever pregnant CEO of a Fortune 500 tech company. Yahoo’s decision to look past Mayer’s pregnancy reflects a big shift in the way corporate
This week started off with the announcement of Marissa Mayer’s appointment to CEO at Yahoo! Within a few hours, this young, smart, trailblazer announced that she was pregnant and was to become a first-time mom. This is big news! And
By Betsy Myers – Former COO of the Obama Presidential campaign and Founding Director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley University In a recent Atlantic Monthly article that exploded across the internet, Princeton professor and former State Department director of
The Boston Globe By Kathleen Pierce Betsy Myers pulls no punches when she explains why 50 to 70 percent of US workers are unengaged with their work. “Let me tell you what your day is like,” she tells aspiring leaders
Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business – Inaugural Forum – April 27, 2012 With close to 500 business leaders, students and community members in attendance, the forum showcased corporate leaders who spoke openly and honestly about the challenges they
My trip to Lagos with YPO (Young Presidents Organization) brought several interesting insights. Nigeria is still considered a developing country and is 10 years behind what most Americans have come to take for granted. The country has an extreme level of poverty and deals with issues such as access to clean water and power. Even in the best hotels, the power often shuts down for minutes or hours. Life is a daily grind for most of the Nigerian people who live in survival mode.
I have been in Nigeria for three days as a guest with the Young President’s Organization). As part of my trip, I spent a few hours with the Managing Director of DHL here in Nigeria, Randy Buday. He is responsible for managing the Western countries in Africa. He is an American originally from the Los Angeles area who has lived and worked in Africa for 30 years.
2011 has been an exciting year with the completion of my book and many opportunities to talk to people around the country about the lessons in leadership I’ve gotten throughout my career. I’m grateful to have learned from some of the best leaders in business, politics and academia and I share those stories on the pages of my book.