• Knowing Your Strengths: How Important Is It?

    Research by Gallup shows most people are either unaware of or unable to describe, their own strengths or strengths of the people around them. It is unfortunate because the strength based approach improves your confide...
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  • Women Chemists' View on Career Paths

    The Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast in Dallas featured round table discussions on industry, academia, government, and nontraditional career pathways. The tables shared some valuable information.  ...
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  • Work-Life Balance Strategies

    I went to a workshop on work-life balance last week. This was at the WCC Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast at the 2013 Fall ACS meeting. Presenter, Lynn Zettler, shared some important tips on how to deal with...
    Samina Azad
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  • Next Gen LinkedIn

    Forbes Magazine’s July 16 edition compares today’s two most powerful online networks: Facebook and LinkedIn. People use both to stay connected with colleagues and friends. LinkedIn has also become a recrui...
    Samina Azad
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  • Why Gender Intelligence Matters

    I was at a seminar earlier this month where Barbara Annis talked about Gender Intelligence. She explained why businesses should care about gender intelligence. Men and women have different leadership styles and behavi...
    Samina Azad
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  • Leadership Lessons from Meryl Streep?

    I was reading this article on CBS online. Although it sounds funny, there may be some truth in it. The article says, “Successful leaders should perfect their acting skills if they want to connect with their team...
    Samina Azad
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  • Congratulations 2012 WCC Rising Star Awardees

    Women Chemists Committee announces inaugural Rising Star Award and winnersWASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2011— The Women Chemists Committee (WCC) of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has established the WCC Rising Star A...
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  • How to Play the Lay-off Poker

    What is the best way to handle a lay-off? The November 21, 2011 Issue of Forbes Magazine has an interesting article on how to play the lay-off poker. Here is what it says we should do in the event of a lay-off: Fi...
    Samina Azad
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  • Democratization of Entrepreneurship

    Forbes Magazine encourages more women to take up entrepreneurship to help strengthen the economy in the March 14 2011 issue. Statistics shows during the recent recession, most jobs were created by small start-ups that...
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  • Glass Ceiling and Glass Cliff

    I was reading an article on “Glass Cliff” and “Glass Ceiling” in the Feb 2011 issue of HBR. The article says that women have a better chance of breaking through the Glass Ceiling when the organ...
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  • Mentors for Women of Color

    Check out the article in the upcoming November 1st issue of C&E News on mentors for women of color by Linda Wang. Here are some of the questions from the article.   Why should we look for mentors?   -...
    Samina Azad
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  • Article by Catalyst: “Pipeline’s Broken Promise”

    Catalyst published an interesting article (at the web address below):   http://www.catalyst.org/publication/372/pipelines-broken-promise   The article discusses an unhealthy pipeline where women represent...
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  • Dealing with Conflicts

    Were you ever involved in a conflict? Or, may be two of your direct reports were in a conflict and the situation got so bad that they stopped talking to each other? How did you handle the situation? I learned a lot ab...
    Samina Azad
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  • Always be in networking mode.....

    Aswan Morgan in “Social recruitment on the Rise” reported in June of 2009: ·      Of the companies surveyed, 76% reported investing more in employee referrals to find candid...
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