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About the Breaking Glass Blog

NJBIZ staff writer Meg Fry blogs about women in business. She tells their stories and details their successes while providing news, tips and helpful hints for the next generation. Contact Meg at megf@njbiz.com.

10 leadership principles — and more — from a Wall Street ace

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University invited some high-profile (and highly entertaining) women to speak during a conference last Wednesday in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week. Read More »»

GamerGate only worsens the underrepresentation of women in the tech world

I've spent a lot of time trying to wrap my head around GamerGate, the current culture “war” (there has to be a better word, pop culture) surrounding video games. The details that lit the powder keg of the current climate are detailed in a blog of highly personal detail. Read More »»

Companies' offer to freeze women's eggs deserves more than a knee-jerk reaction

Companies' offer to freeze women's eggs deserves more than a knee-jerk reaction

“Would you like to freeze your eggs?” I’d hope anyone asking me that question would simply be wondering if I might like a fresh omelet in the morning. But not in this day and age. Read More »»

Women dominated winners' list of the 2014 NJBIZ CFO of the Year Awards

Women dominated winners' list of the 2014 NJBIZ CFO of the Year Awards

Women dominated the winners' list of this year's NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards program, which was held on Friday to celebrate New Jersey's financial executives who have had a direct effect on the economic growth and stability of their companies and the state. Read More »»

Microsoft CEO tells women to basically “sit tight” on getting a raise

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Productivity, perfection and figuring out which helpful hints work for you

Productivity, perfection and figuring out which helpful hints work for you

I'm a big fan of the “pie chart” theory, of breaking down one's day into 24-hour segments to figure out how much time is left after getting ready, commuting, working, errands, chores and sleeping. Read More »»

Makeup line's founder always puts her best face forward

Regardless of the ever-present media battle between companies stressing inner beauty and brands pushing miracle products, it is a fact that every woman, every day, is faced with the decision on how she will choose to present her beauty and what that means for her. Read More »»

From a need to save, a coupon-clipping Internet media empire grew

When her husband lost his job six years ago, Cindy Livesey hunkered down and put her household on a budget. Read More »»

What businesses need to know about New Jersey's new domestic violence leave law

What businesses need to know about New Jersey's new domestic violence leave law

From allegations in the NFL to California's legislation to address assault on college campuses, the news media have recently been giving strong coverage to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. Read More »»

Hollaback! puts technology to use for women

Jill Dimond started working on the Hollaback! app, which allows women to log and map incidents of street harassment by submitting their stories when they occur, while doing her Ph.D. work that looked at violence against women and its relationship to technology. Read More »»

Poll Question of the Week:

Should New Jersey hospitals have the option to refuse to care for those suffering from Ebola, sending them to more critical care facilities instead?

Breaking Glass

10 leadership principles — and more — from a Wall Street ace

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University invited...

Millennial Minded

Maybe millennials do live up to some stereotypes, after all — but which?

I've spent a lot of time on this blog challenging the millennial stereotypes:...

SFW: Suitable for Work

Want to go where the growth is? Try these 'Cities on the Rise'

Is a place really “on the rise” if it's struggling? That's the...

Business Events

New Jersey's 350th Anniversary Innovation Gala
Monday, October 27, 2014
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Special Editions

NJBIZ Forty Under 40

NJBIZ Forty Under 40
The Forty Under 40 awards supplement highlights New Jersey's most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community. Click on the image to read through the supplement.

New Jersey Hospital Directory 2014

New Jersey Hospital Directory 2014
Profiling institutions that have made New Jersey a world-class leader in health care.

Top 100 Privately Held Companies

Top 100 Privately Held Companies
These businesses are making all the right moves. Click on the image to read through the supplement.

Business Profiles 2014

Business Profiles 2014
Taking an inside look at business in New Jersey. Click on the image to read through the supplement.


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