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Mad Men's Career Girls

This Sunday, AMC's Mad Men will begin its seven-episode farewell. It's a sad time for Mad Men viewers. But it's also an exciting time. Over the next two months, viewers will find out where their favorite Mad Men characters end up at the close of Matthew Weiner's seven-act teleplay. And though much of the pre-finale focus has been on where ad man Don Draper will end up (dead or alive? in the ad game or out? Read More >

Kleiner Suit Sheds Light on Silicon Valley’s Misogynistic Side

Although former Kleiner Perkins junior partner Ellen Pao lost her gender-biased suit against her former employer, her case has shed new light on the dark side of Silicon Valley-that is, the misogynistic side. The jury in Pao's trial, which was closely followed in the Valley, ruled against Pao on all accounts. Which meant that the jury found that Kleiner Perkins didn't discriminate against Pao because she was a woman, nor did they fire her because she filed a suit against them. Read More >

The Best Countries for Women Managers

One of the biggest barriers to workplace equality for women is so commonplace that there's a convenient lexical shorthand for it. Utter the phrase "the glass ceiling" and almost anyone will know that you're referring to the paucity of female talent in executive positions at companies. Read More >

Google Poaches Wall Street's Most Powerful Woman: 3 Takeaways

Yesterday, it was announced that Google had hired Ruth Porat away from Morgan Stanley to be the tech firm's new CFO. Porat had held the chief financial officer position for the venerable Morgan Stanley for the past five years and was widely considered to be the most powerful woman on Wall Street. The move, which came two weeks after Patrick Pichette announced he was leaving his Google CFO post, was seen as a big gain for Google and a big loss for Morgan Stanley. Read More >

Surviving and Thriving After a Layoff

If you or anyone you know has been laid off from a job, you know it's not easy. Even when layoffs are imminent, it's natural to hold on to the hope that your position might be 'saved.' If you were unhappy in your job, being laid off can be a blessing. However, if you loved your job and imagined staying there for some time, it can be devastating. Being laid off may not have been part of your plan, but when a layoff hits, you realize life's plan is bigger than yours. Read More >

Networking and Job Hunting for Introverts

If you're introverted, then you already know how nerve-racking socializing can be. When you add to that the pressure of job hunting and networking, the entire situation can turn into nothing but sweaty palms and shyness. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to set your introverted tendencies aside and excel in job hunting and networking situations. Read More >

Big 4 vs. Regional Accounting Firms: Is the Gap Closing?

In just under a month, Vault will release its annual Accounting Rankings. This year, the rankings are based on a survey of more than 8,300 accountants, and include an overall 50 best to work for ranking, an overall prestige ranking, several quality of life rankings, and a handful of diversity rankings. Last year, in the overall prestige categories, PwC, EY, Deloitte, and KPMG (the so-called Big 4) ranked No. 1, 2, 3, and 4, respectively. Read More >

3 Reasons Businesses Should Offer Flex Schedules

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5 Ways to Stop Your Cubicle From Killing You

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The C-Suite Spot: American Apparel’s New CEO Not Shying Away from Sex Appeal

Welcome to The C-Suite Spot, a new try-weekly column-that is, I will try to post a column each week, but the frequency of posts could be more like every other week or once every three weeks. In any case, it will highlight notable moves and news in top management at top companies around the world. American Apparel's new boss is still selling sex, just not an obscene amount of sex.American Apparel's first female CEO, Paula Schneider, has a tough act to follow. Read More >


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