Are you feeling overwhelmed by the amount of content out there? Each week I will share a few interesting links I have come across in order to share more content with WiNfluence readers. The information is not necessarily something I’m endorsing but links that I think are thought provoking and warrant a further look.
Check out this week’s interesting links.
Why Global Economies Needs Businesses to Invest in Women - The Daily Beast/Newsweek. “Now a corporate revolution is at hand, one that is moving beyond philanthropy, making women partners in business at all levels. This was an important theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, which hosted a plenary session entitled “Women as the Way Forward” on the potential impact of women on the global economy.”
Get your Employees Engaged - HBR Blog Network interviews Doug Conant, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup. Conant explains how he improved staff morale through the power of handwritten notes and a pedometer.
The Path to More Women in Senior Leadership: A User’s Guide - Forbes by Anne Perschel, PhD and Jane Perdue. What is your definition of power and how do you think you can get obtain it? This user guide helps define power and how best to go after it.
Waterloo Engineering Hires First Female Dean- Macleans On Campus by Josh Dehaas. The new dean of Canada’s largest engineering school, the University of Waterloo, is a woman. Pearl Sullivan will be the first female to take on the top job when she starts on July 1. With only 20.6 per cent of undergraduate engineers in 2001 being female and the proportion declining to 17.7 per cent in 2011, as reported by Engineers Canada, perhaps a female dean will encourage more young women to seek out engineering as a career choice.
Three Convenient Non-Excuses Keeping Women off Boards - The Glass Hammer by Melissa J. Anderson. “Why is it that, despite all the research pointing to the business value of boardroom diversity, companies still stubbornly refuse to open the boardroom door to diverse candidates? Here are three convenient non-excuses that boards make for their lack of business-building diversity - and how to counter them.”
Forget the Office: Let Employees Work from Home - Bloomberg Business Week by Nathaniel Borenstein. A look at the pros and cons of employees working from home.
3 Steps to Winning in Your Personal Life - Women Centric by Holly G Green. "If you want to get the most of out life, get obsessive and relentless about winning! Here are three simple steps for setting yourself up to win."
Do you have any interesting links you’d like to share with WiNfluence readers? Pick one thing that inspired you this week and post the link in the comments section below.