Diversity

Sandra Bang, Chief Diversity and Talent Strategy Officer at Shearman & Sterling LLP – Women in Business Article

“When it comes to diversity and inclusion, we have to continually find many ways to talk about it openly, even if this involves having difficult conversations,because although it may feel challenging, the end result will be worth it for everyone“ states Sandra Bang, Chief Diversity and Talent Strategy Officer at Shearman & Sterling LLP. She continues, “Having dialogue, listening to each other’s stories about how we learn, develop, grow,and achieve career successes – hearing a diverse range of perspectives –…

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Amanda Segal, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP – Women in Business Article

There’s no set path to success, says Amanda Segal, head of Katten’s Distressed Debt and Claims Trading practice. “Everyone’s professional journey is different, and for a planner—as many attorneys are—it can feel unsettling when the road starts to twist and turn. But one of the best things you can do is be flexible, patient, and let your trajectory develop organically.” When Segal started her career, she thought she would progress up the ladder as a bankruptcy litigator, but her career…

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An Updated Look at Risk Taking for Professional Women – Women in Business Article

A new report by KPMG for 2019 called “Risk, Resilience, Reward- Mastering the 3 Rs: The Key to Women’s Success in the Workplace” suggests that women are still cautious when it comes to risk taking in their careers with 69% of report respondents saying they are are open to taking small risks to further their career, but a lower number (43%) revealing that they are open to taking bigger risks that may be associated with career advancement. Just 8 percent…

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Visa’s CMO and CCO Lynne Biggar never, ever checks a bag│Professional WOMAN’s Magazine – Wonen in Business Article

CNN Digital has more women in leadership and on staff than ever, and their perspective is changing video storytelling. “The best ideas come from people who don’t think like everybody else,” says Wendy Brundige, vice president of global video for CNN Digital. “So, it’s been really important to me to build a team of people who represent different kinds of backgrounds, who’ve had different kinds of experiences.” It’s a sentiment echoed by four other women in leadership at the network…

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We’re All Biased. And That’s a Fact. – Women in Business Article

Queue lots of you reading this to recoil and say ‘No I am NOT!’. I’ve got news for you folks, we all are. Much is being made of the role of unconscious bias training, in the wake of, well – a lot of narratives – decrying the lack of diversity and particularly gender equality. Of course, this isn’t new news, but rather an ongoing recognition of age-old norms and accepted cultural stereotypes – which no one person is responsible for,…

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