Jumping the Curve: Step Away From The Familiar And Step Up To The Unknown
December 11, 2013
Hosted by Marcia Zidle
Research by McKinsey and the women’s advocacy group Catalyst shows that women represent more than half of entry-level professionals in American industrial corporations but account for only three percent of Fortune 500 CEOS, and less than 15 percent of executive positions at top organizations. With such an emphasis on women in the workforce over the last 40 years, why is there only minimal progress for women moving into top leadership positions? Simmons College President Helen Drinan, a former banking executive, will share her personal career path, failures and successes, and lessons learned. She also will share the importance of helping women to reach their full potential to better use 100 percent of our nation’s talent pool, and the upcoming inspiring and empowering Simmons Leadership Conference, which takes place on April 23 in Boston.
The Business Edge
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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!
On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.
Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.
Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.
With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.
Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.