Don't think you're a "numbers person?" It's time to rethink that definition. In a global economy surrounded by big data and a never-ending flow of information, working with numbers is integral in all career stages.
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Each year, the Forté Foundation brings together leading women for a candid conversation on careers and business leadership in this exclusive event. We invite you to learn how these successful women advanced to the top. Hosted in 2014 in Los Angeles, Dean Judy Olian of UCLA Anderson School of Management facilitated the conversation with Barbara Hulit, Senior VP and Group Executive at Danaher Corporation; Christine McCarthy, Treasurer at Disney, and Barbara Desoer, CEO of Citibank, N.A.
Books that cultivate leadership, expound on desirable traits for successful people, and are informative in areas of business compose the perfect summer reading list.
Forté Executive Director Elissa Sangster analyzes what prevents so many women from rising above mid-level management.
When deciding whether an MBA is right for you, think about what you want to do with your career in the future. An MBA will only enhance your skills and make you a more valuable employee for knowing both the technical and the business side of things.
Compassion is a key characteristic for a strong military leader. This is surprising since compassion is seen as a "female" trait. If we consider it as a leadership trait instead, how can you apply it to your own workplace?
Do you have any idea how others perceive you? Maybe it's time to find out.
Beyoncé wasn’t always Beyoncé. Courage is what made her the businesswoman, pop deity, and modern (some say feminist) cultural role model she is today.
We tend to hate failure because we don’t put it in the right perspective. We often internalize our shortcomings, deeming ourselves the failure, rather than recognizing that we simply fell short of our own objectives. When cast in the correct light, you can see that failure is no enemy; it is your greatest teacher.
Most communication is spontaneous. Think about it — how often do you get to pull out that canned speech you memorized to explain who you are to a complete stranger? It’s important to be flexible and improvise when you are meeting new people in a professional context. Planning the highlights of what you want to say at networking events will help you engage confidently in these interactions.