• Work-Life, Balance or Integration?

    Earlier this year, HBR featured two articles on work-life balance. One of the articles said “forget about balancing, you need to prioritize” and the other article suggested that it is better to call this i...
    Samina Azad
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  • 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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  • Networking Event at the Upcoming WCC Breakfast in Dallas

    Join us, at the Women in the Chemical Enterprise Breakfast at the upcoming Spring National ACS meeting (2014) in Dallas. WCC will feature a networking session at the breakfast. This will be a great opportunity to netw...
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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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  • Is Globalism Coming to a Halt?

    Globalism is all about utilizing the opportunities and efficiencies of an open market. Many industries became global over the last few decades by branching into Asia. The focus has been to utilize the inexpensive labo...
    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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  • Is Gender Gap Responsible for Poor Economy in Some Nations?

    Could gender gap have something to do with the poor economy in some nations? Gender gap certainly seems to be one of the main factors that dampen economy if you look at countries like Pakistan or Nigeria where women a...
    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...
    Judith Cohen
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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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  • Does Gender Play a Role in Collective Team Intelligence?

    Studies show that teams that have more women are more intelligent! Can you believe it? HBR published this new finding in the June 2011 issue. The title of the article is “What Makes a Team Smarter? More Women...
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  • Can Facebook Negatively Affect Your Job Search?

    Facebook is the recent most social media that everyone loves. We utilize this free networking page to keep in touch with friends all over the world. We share pictures, likes, favorite movies, books, and TV shows with ...
    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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  • Do Job Hoppers Prosper?

    Thirty years ago, it was common for people to spend their entire career with the same company. However, organizations and employees have displayed substantial lack of loyalty for each other since then. The concept of ...
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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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  • Dirty Water...so I posted this as a blog BUT would LOVE INPUT! So reposting as a discussion!

    When I was growing up, my mother often used the saying “don’t throw out the dirty water until you have clean water”. Having grown up in the depression and WWII generation for her being safe and conse...
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