Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: Are We There Yet?...Nona

Until we become uncomfortable to the point of positive* decisive action with conditions and environments that assuage certain types of discrimination and racism in business, government, and other areas of our lives, we will slow the rate of progress needed to achieve a fair chance and equality for all.  --Nona



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, Leadership Tuesdays continues a series looking at the why women are not seeking advance degrees in business at the same rate as they get other professional degrees. Also the discussion seeks to answer why women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership positions in business.


This past May, I was given the opportunity to talk with Dr. John T. Delaney, Dean of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, regarding the women empowerment and leadership program I launched in March 2011. The purpose of Women History Makers-DC, MD & VA and Leadership Tuesdays is to:
  • Highlight and profile women role models in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who have been trailblazers and pioneers
  • Provide resources to develop, strengthen and encourage women to pursue leadership
  • Provide online and offline opportunities for mentoring and motivation that enable women to live better lives.
(See womenatliberty.com for more information.)
Given the low rate of women in corporate senior executive and Board of Directors’ positions in U.S.companies, I decided that I wanted to focus our talk on the representation of women in those areas. I also wanted to find out how Katz is addressing this problem in its MBA and Executive Education programs. Further, I wanted to know if Katz was involved in any partnerships and/or research to 1) explain the cause for the lack of women and minorities in leadership positions; and 2) improve the status quo.
Some of the statistics that informed my conversation with Dr. Delaney came from "Women In America, Indicators of Social and Economic Well-Being", a 2011 Report released by the White House Council on Women and Girls. (See Leadership Tuesdays for the statistics.) As mentioned in his earlier guest blog forLeadership Tuesdays, The Great Business School Challenge Hidden In Plain Sight, Delaney discussed...

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*This is not an endorsement of any type of behavior or actions that endeavors to restrict free speech or freedom of religion.

Monday, July 30, 2012

What You Whisper To Yourself...Robert Kiyosaki

“It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power!”

― Robert Kiyosaki
 



 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Don't Use Religion To Bully People...Donnie McClurkin

“Do not use religion to bully people because of their choices! Let your choice be yours and others’ be theirs. If their choice offends you, pray about it!”

--Donnie McClurkin, Pastor and Award-winning Gospel Artist


Saturday, July 28, 2012

I Believe

I believe in the sun even when it's not shining, I believe in love even when I don't feel it, And I believe in God even when He is silent.

--BarlowGirl

Friday, July 27, 2012

Truly Free People

Truly free people have no need to enslave others. When you keep another down, your success is tied to manipulation rather than ingenuity and innovation.





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Thursday, July 26, 2012

For Those Who Believe...Stuart Chase

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.”

--Stuart Chase

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Don't Follow The Crowd...Albert Einstein

“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”

--Albert Einstein



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, Leadership Tuesdays continues a series looking at why women are not seeking advance degrees in business at the same rate they get other professional degrees and why women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership positions in business.

Meg Whitman's mom gave her some of the best advice that a mom can give any child. She said to her, "Remember that you can do anything you want to do. Don't let anyone say, 'You're not smart enough... it's too hard... it's a dumb idea... no one has done that before... girls don't do that.'" That advice has served Whitman extremely well. Sadly, her mom's words still does not apply equally to all women in the United States much less to women around the world.

Taking a look back to the Fall of 2004, Carlotta Mast wrote an article that appeared on the Graduate Management Admission Council's website, gmac.com, discussing why women continue to make up less than 50% of the student body at business schools. As stated in her article, companies and business schools all say that want to increase the number of women in their leadership positions and programs. But why isn't this happening?

To read her article, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: Light The Way For Others...Beth Mooney

"If somebody hands you a torch, what do you do with it? And I think the answer is easy. You light the way for others to follow."  --Beth Mooney, Chief Executive Officer, Key Corp.



Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, Leadership Tuesdays continues a series looking at the why women are not seeking advance degrees in business at the same rate as they get other professional degrees and why women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership positions in business.

Meg Whitman's mom gave her some of the best advice that a mom can give any child. That advice has served her extremely well. Sadly, her mom's words still does not apply equally to all women in the United States much less to women around the world.

Taking a look back to the Fall of 2004, Carlotta Mast wrote an article that appeared on the Graduate Management Admission Council's website, gmac.com discussing why women continue to make up less than 50% of the student body at business schools. As stated in her article, companies and business school all say that want to increase the number of women in their leadership positions and programs. But why isn't this happening?

To read her article, click
here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.



Monday, July 23, 2012

Begin It Now...Goethe

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."  --Goethe


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Your Hand Is God's Hand

Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person. 

--Proverbs 3:27, The Message

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Check Your Motives

At the core of all inhumane and hateful acts toward people are hate and inadequacy. Check your motives.




Thursday, July 19, 2012

Advice For The Ambitious Girl...Denise Morrison

"Ambition is a part of femininity. So you can be ambitious and you can be feminine and that's both okay."

--Denise M. Morrison, Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup

Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, Leadership Tuesdays continues a series looking at the why women are not seeking advance degrees in business at the same rate as they get other professional degrees and why women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership positions in business.

Meg Whitman's mom gave her some of the best advice that a mom can give any child. That advice has served her extremely well. Sadly, her mom's words still does not apply equally to all women in the United States much less to women around the world.

Taking a look back to the Fall of 2004, Carlotta Mast wrote an article that appeared on the Graduate Management Admission Council's website, gmac.com discussing why women continue to make up less than 50% of the student body at business schools. As stated in her article, companies and business school all say that want to increase the number of women in their leadership positions and programs. But why isn't this happening?

To read her article, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Be Yourself and Lead...Ursula Burns

"You can probably be somebody else and follow all your life, but you cannot be somebody else and lead." 

--Ursula Burns, CEO, Xerox




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, Leadership Tuesdays continues a series looking at the why women are not seeking advance degrees in business at the same rate as they get other professional degrees and why women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership positions in business.

Meg Whitman's mom gave her some of the best advice that a mom can give any child. That advice has served her extremely well. Sadly, her mom's words still does not apply equally to all women in the United States much less to women around the world.

Taking a look back to the Fall of 2004, Carlotta Mast wrote an article that appeared on the Graduate Management Admission Council's website,gmac.com discussing why women continue to make up less than 50% of the student body at business schools. As stated in her article, companies and business school all say that want to increase the number of women in their leadership positions and programs. But why isn't this happening?

To read her article, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays,see here.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: Mom's Advice To A Future CEO


"Remember that you can do anything you want to do. Don't let anyone say, 'You're not smart enough... it's too hard... it's a dumb idea... no one has done that before... girls don't do that.' My mom gave me that advice in 1973. And it allowed me to never worry about what others were saying about my career direction."

--Meg Whitman, Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. Today, Leadership Tuesdays continues a series looking at the why women are not seeking advance degrees in business at the same rate as they get other professional degrees and why women are not proportionately represented in senior leadership positions in business. 

Meg Whitman's mom gave her some of the best advice that a mom can give any child. That advice has served her extremely well.  Sadly, her mom's words still does not apply equally to all women in the United States much less to women around the world.

Taking a look back to the Fall of 2004, Carlotta Mast wrote an article that appeared on the Graduate Management Admission Council's website, gmac.com discussing why women continue to make up less than 50% of the student body at business schools. As stated in her article, companies and business school all say that want to increase the number of women in their leadership positions and programs. But why isn't this happening?

To read her article, click
here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Monday, July 16, 2012

More Honesty, Less Hiding...Kenny Loggins

The more honest you can be, the less you have to hide... when I have nothing to hide, I have everything to give.

--Kenny Loggins, Singer and Songwriter

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hold On To Love and Loyalty

Don't lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. --Proverbs 3:3, The Message

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Courage As A Virtue...C.S. Lewis

"Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point."  --C.S. Lewis





Friday, July 13, 2012

Something To Hope For...Allan K. Chalmers

The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

--Allan K. Chalmers




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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

You Can Make A Difference...Susan Jeffers

Knowing that we can make a difference in this world is a great motivator. How can we know this and not be involved?

--Susan Jeffers

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: Ambition With Wisdom...Maya Angelou

"The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise."

--Maya Angelou





Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, Leadership Tuesdays presents a blog written by John T. Delaney, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business and Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Dr. Delaney's blog, "Hidden In Plain Sight" grew out of a discussion he and I had about the current state of women in the business world. The dismal statistics of women obtaining senior leadership, Chief Executive Officer, and Board of Director positions are well known. (See the introduction to the Leadership Tuesdays section at womenatliberty.com.) However in order for women to be hired and promoted into these positions, they must be prepared through education and experiences.

Dr. Delaney discusses in his blog some of the reasons why women are not choosing to further their education in business at the same rate they are choosing advanced degrees in, for example, law and medicine. Could their decision by influenced by the "glass ceiling" that caps advancement opportunities for women in corporate America, or the reported pay gap that exist between men and women who are doing the same job? (See Wage differences between men and women - sexist or functional? by Freek Vanmeulen, Forbes, 2/28/11) Could it also be a lack of ambition, called the "ambition gap", that has been talked about by Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook? (See Sheryl Sandberg’s Ambition Gap: Are Women Really Less Ambitious than Men? by Morra Mele, Bostinno, 2/13/12)

Dean Delaney looks at these issues as well as some other factors, like entrepreneurialship, that could lead women to choose an advanced business education. Women are becoming entrepreneurs at a higher rate than men.

John Delaney earned his B.S. degree in industrial relations from LeMoyne College and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, he held teaching and management positions at the University of Iowa and Michigan State University.


To read his blog, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Taking Credit...Nona

Be intelligent, be honest. Stand tall, speak up. Take credit for your own work, not someone else's.  --Nona




Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Gifts...Marge Piercy

“Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” 

--Marge Piercy, Poet and Novelist




Thursday, July 5, 2012

Don't Be Controlled By Your Feelings...Valorie Burton

You don't have to be controlled by your feelings. You are going to doubt yourself sometimes. You'll feel insecure sometimes. But feeling insecure and acting on that insecurity are two separate issues.

--Valorie Burton, Life Coach, Speaker and Author (@valorieburton on Twitter)



Wednesday, July 4, 2012

True Freedom

To be truly free, you must respect the freedom, freewill, equality and dignity of others. Anything less is not true freedom.  --Nona

Happy Fourth of July, America!




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Leadership Tuesdays: Lead Where You Are...Margaret Wheatley

I believe that the capacity that any organization needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed.

--Margaret J. Wheatley




Every other Tuesday, WOMEN AT LIBERTY provides a platform for a variety of voices and resources to develop, encourage, and strengthen women leaders. This week, Leadership Tuesdays presents a blog written by John T. Delaney, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Business and Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Delaney's blog, "Hidden In Plain Sight" grew out of a discussion he and I had about the current state of women in the business world. The dismal statistics of women obtaining senior leadership, Chief Executive Officer, and Board of Director positions are well known. (See the introduction to the Leadership Tuesdays section at womenatliberty.com.) However in order for women to be hired and promoted into these positions, they must be prepared through education and experiences.

Dr. Delaney discusses in his blog some of the reasons why women are not choosing to further their education in business at the same rate they are choosing advanced degrees in, for example, law and medicine. Could their decision be influenced by the "glass ceiling" that caps advancement opportunities for women in corporate America, or the reported pay gap that exist between men and women who are doing the same job? (See Wage differences between men and women - sexist or functional? by Freek Vanmeulen, Forbes, 2/28/11) Could it also be a lack of ambition, called the "ambition gap", that has been talked about by Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook? (See Sheryl Sandberg’s Ambition Gap: Are Women Really Less Ambitious than Men? by Morra Mele, Bostinno, 2/13/12)   

Dean Delaney looks at these issues as well as some other factors, like entrepreneurship, that could lead women to choose an advanced business education. Women are becoming entrepreneurs at a higher rate than men.

John Delaney earned his B.S. degree in industrial relations from LeMoyne College and A.M. and Ph.D. degrees in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh in 2006, he held teaching and management positions at the University of Iowa and Michigan State University. 

To read his blog, click here. For more information on Leadership Tuesdays, see here. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Faith Is...Georgia Harkness

Faith is the union of trusting confidence and courageous action with response to God's leading, and all of these with the insight that lights the way toward truth.

--Georgia Harkness (1891-1974), Author and Theologian




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