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  • Ignorance is not bliss

    Ignorance is not bliss

    Despite the fact that only 5% of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are women, in a survey of corporate executives both men and women estimated that number to be an average of 23%. My own shock at these and other gender statistics five years ago created my passion to help create gender neutrality for my girls […]

  • Winners are Readers.  Are you?

    Winners are Readers. Are you?

    Did you know that most successful people are big readers? It’s true. And they read a variety of things — to keep their minds sharp, broaden their perspectives, and increase their knowledge. If you want to be successful in business, I suggest you follow in their footsteps and increase your daily reading, even if only […]

  • What is stopping you?

    What is stopping you?

    What is stopping us from both stepping up our financial capacity and speaking up collectively for gender equality? What are we waiting for? These were the questions posed by Jacki Zehner of Women Moving Millions, the first woman to be named partner at Goldman Sachs and a major spokeswoman now for women. As Jacki points out, women actually control a […]

  • Women on Boards — Token or True Diversity?

    Women on Boards — Token or True Diversity?

    I suspect female board members don’t speak up about the gender bias they experience for the same reason I never spoke up about sexual harassment or other gender issues as I climbed the corporate ladder in the eighties — it is the equivalent of career suicide. Recently, Elizabeth Dolan described her experience as a sole woman on […]

  • What is your arbejdsglæde index?

    What is your arbejdsglæde index?

    A Danish word, arbejdsglæde means “happiness at work.” In a recent Gallop pole they found Danes to be significantly happier at work — not just in general — than Americans.   Although this may seem trivial, happy workers are more productive, have fewer sick days and create cohesive, efficient teams. Happy workers better serve customers. And […]

  • Where do you get advice?

    Where do you get advice?

    I love learning from other women. My friends have often been my sages at different times in my life, and even women I have never met can offer the life-line I need at times. Where do you get advice? I interview influential women each month at AmyBeilharz.com to help share with you the wisdom of […]

  • Do Women-Led Companies Perform Better?

    Do Women-Led Companies Perform Better?

    According to a new study, the answer is yes, women led companies do perform better! Quantopian compared returns of 80 Fortune 1000 companies that had or have women CEO’s with the average returns of the S&P 500 over a 12 year time frame. The women-led companies performed 226% better than the S&P 500 over the […]

  • Who Do You Look To as a Role Model?

    Who Do You Look To as a Role Model?

    I encourage all my clients to have women mentors, women mastermind groups, and to read about other successful women. I even created a series called Interviews with Influential Women to bring you their stories, from many different professional arenas. Why? Because having role models not only helps lead the way, it also gives you courage that as […]

  • Leadership Skills You Already Possess

    Leadership Skills You Already Possess

    I recently read an article on leadership traits women bring to the table–traits men can learn from.  In a world where women are often busy emulating masculine traits to “get ahead,” it is refreshing to remind ourselves of the incredibly important feminine skills needed for success. So what skills do you have, that you may not […]

  • Does gender diversity matter?

    Does gender diversity matter?

    Gender diversity has become a buzz word in the business world. You might ask what does it really mean, and does it really matter? From your perspective, of course it matters. You want the opportunity to lead. Of course it matters that products and services you buy have women involved in the decisions creating and producing them. […]

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