You Make Me Feel Like A Profitable Woman

Catalyst, a nonprofit research organization devoted to advancing the cause of equality for women in the workplace, recently released the results of its report, The Bottom Line: Corporate Performance and Women’s Representation on Boards. The study revealed that Fortune 500 companies with women board directors performed exponentially better than those with no women board directors. […]

Inspiring Ideas: Material World

Today I’m launching a new feature, Inspiring Ideas. Beginning today, I will spotlight breakout business and career ideas as I stumble upon them. The first idea comes from George Beylerian, a 72-year-old Egyptian-born New Yorker. Beylerian created Material ConneXion, a library of samples–from textiles to rocks–frequented by artists, designers, architects, engineers and scientists. Every piece […]

The Day After Tomorrow: Preparing for the Christmas Shopping Season

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I love Thanksgiving, but retailers and other businesses care about only one thing…the day after tomorrow, the first day of the Christmas shopping season.  For most businesses, especially retailers, Christmas business accounts for more than 80% of their annual revenue. This year’s shopping season is more important than ever.  The entire economy […]