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At Best 50 Women in Business event, guests suggest 'Women on 20s'

NJBIZ celebrated its 10th year of the Best 50 Women in Business awards program Monday night at The Palace in Somerset Park to honor not only this year's most dynamic women in business, but all of the extraordinary women that have been honored over...

Changing Afghanistan: One woman at a time

When his son Alex spoke with him in 2008 regarding a fellow student at Blair Academy, Leo Motiuk — former special counsel with Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf in Madison — couldn't believe what he was hearing.

America, take note: A European company is making life easier for new moms

Friday was a big day for women around the world — and I admittedly missed the memo.

'Mustang Sally's Now' aims to empower N.J. women

It wasn't necessarily the fear, shock or bruise to the head that was the worst part about my car brakes giving out on the highway.

Living with 'RBF': NJBIZ staffers share their experiences

The article about Resting Bitch Face was born from an overheard conversation between three NJBIZ staffers — Meg Fry, Danielle Mack and Emily Bader — who all had varying experiences “living with” RBF. Here are their stories:

The power dynamics behind 'RBF'

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog in response to a particularly troublesome Carl’s Jr. advertisement. Usually, when I am working on a Breaking Glass blog, I’ll run the idea past some of the female staff members in the office to see if my...

Joseph Bottitta of Genova Burns urges women to hang out and talk feminism with the guys

A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak at a Women’s Initiative luncheon at Genova Burns in Newark. This was the first time I had ever delivered such a presentation on my own (devoid of fellow panelists), and I was excited to learn that...

Were this year's 'feminist Oscars' a case of hashtag over substance?

Full disclosure: While I often tout the Academy Awards as my Superbowl (or World Series, or the Final Four, or some other sporting event the general public dare not miss), I did, in fact, have to miss the show last night in order to attend a...

Wells Fargo shows once again it's a leader in women in banking in N.J.

Wells Fargo again showed why it's the leader of women in banking in New Jersey with the hiring of Larisa Perry as the region president of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut on Tuesday.

When it comes to matters of the heart, businesswomen should take better care of their health

Rachana Kulkarni is recognized by her peers — Castle Connolly, New Jersey Monthly, Inside New Jersey and NJ Top Docs — as one of the Best Cardiologists and Best Doctors for Women in New Jersey.

Why the new Daily Show host needs to be female

The news on Tuesday night, that Jon Stewart would be retiring from his post as the anchor of The Daily Show after almost 17 years, was a pretty devastating blow to both myself and millions of other millennials that came of age, at least politically...

Communications pro Jill Vitiello tells what young women must do to be successful

Jill Vitiello — a 2010 honoree of NJBIZ's Best 50 Women in Business — is the founder and president of Vitiello Communications Group, or VTLO, a global communications agency in North Brunswick.

How to not advertise at the Super Bowl, Part II: Carl's Jr.

Carl's Jr. 'all-natural' Super Bowl ad is all but appetizing

Without giving too much away, I've been tasked with a project cataloging the biggest events in women's history over the last decade. Finding events for 2014 and, to a lesser extent, 2013 proved to be relatively easy tasks. Gathering the same type of...

Helen Denise: From engineering to monitoring ovulation

Helen Denise didn’t know that her unplanned pregnancy at the age of 40 would become ectopic and life-threatening.

Q&A on life, advice and women in business with Penni Nafus of the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship

Penni Nafus, executive director of the Women's Center for Entrepreneurship Corporation in Chatham, officially retired from her position on Friday. Since its creation in 1999, Nafus had been instrumental in WCEC's mission to help women in business...

Learn the difference between a manager and a leader

We talk a lot about the lack of women “leadership” roles these days, and rightfully so.

State of the Union brings women's issues to the fore

President Obama's State of the Union address did something smart, but not entirely unexpected, on Tuesday.

Do Oscar nominations reflect need for diversity in Hollywood?

As someone who has always loved the movies (so much so that I went to work in them), I have always treated the Academy Awards as my Superbowl — I’ve thrown red carpet events, invited people over to watch it on T.V. while sipping...

Teams with more women outperform teams with more men, regardless of other factors

I was a pretty disinterested student early on. Until about 14, school was something I did between playing guitar and watching Monty Python routines to the point of memorization.

Gender norms are still at play in the tech gadget industry

Fun fact: A lot of early computing professionals — those who pioneered the young industry in the 1960's and 1970's — were women.

The golden years and the Golden Globes: Older actresses push for the strong roles they deserve

Fact: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — beloved comedic actresses now over the age of 40 — hosted the 72nd Golden Globes for the third time Sunday evening.

Bayoh named to New York Fed's Small Business and Agricultural Advisory Council

Adenah Bayoh, Irvington-based IHOP franchisee and real estate developer, has been named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Small Business and Agricultural Advisory Council.

Learn lessons from 2014's big stories about women and business

Based on most news stories we heard last year, it would suffice to say 2014 was once again a challenging year for women in business.

Family-unfriendly policies driving moms from the workplace

Running away to Europe is probably not the first thing on any new mother's mind.

Sony hack reveals gender gap even affects Hollywood stars

By and large, the implications from the Sony hack have been unnerving, unsavory and straight-up damning. Aside from completely eradicating lifelong careers, healthy egos and positive public images, the hackers also recently threatened actual...

Interested in women's issues? This may be the group for you

Even with little to no experience in politics whatsoever — as skilled at debate I may be — the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is one organization that every person with a vested interest in women's issues should learn more about.

Glassworks' president says her town has 'never been hotter than it is right now'

Stacey Schlosser has spent 12 years literally breaking glass.

Former news anchor Janine Strafaci says internships were a key to her early success

In you've lived in New Jersey any time within the past 17 years, and if you own a TV, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Janine Strafaci.

10 books for businesswomen by businesswomen

'Tis the season for Secret Santa's and stocking stuffers!

Mary Alice Williams on the true meaning behind being a 'Jersey girl'

As a journalist with a professional background in film and television writing about women in business, I was thrilled with Mary Alice Williams' keynote speech Thursday evening at the 2014 “Rising to New Heights” event in honor of the Top...

How to succeed in business — when you're short

I’m not sure exactly how this works out, but a 2004 study in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that for every inch of height, regardless of gender, a tall employee could expect to earn an extra $789 per year.

Q&A: Caldwell's Nancy Blattner explains how not to impress a woman during a presentation

Nancy Blattner has been president of Caldwell University since 2009. Under her leadership, the traditional undergraduate enrollment of Caldwell has grown nearly 30 percent while the resident population on campus has climbed more than 40 percent.

#GivingTuesday: Learn about virtual charity drive company YouGiveGoods and how its founder balances work and life

In celebration of #GivingTuesday — a global day dedicated to giving back — I reached out to Lisa Tomasi, president and founder of YouGiveGoods.

Having it all means dealing with depression, too

Sure, we all have hard days at work — but depression is different.

Campbell Soup's Denise Morrison offers tips on how women can rise to the C-suite

Denise Morrison — president and CEO of Campbell Soup Company headquartered in Camden — has long been touted as one of the most influential women in the state.

Honoring these Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs

Leading Women Entrepreneurs will host its annual “Rising to New Heights” event from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at Fiddlers Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, in recognition of this year's Top 25 Leading Women Entrepreneurs and Business Owners.

Five tips for successful women from a health care valuation specialist

Autumn — the busiest time of the year. In between parent-teacher conferences, a trifecta of expensive holidays and the burden of prepping for winter, it’s also one of the most popular seasons for annual physicals.

Q&A with Karin Price Mueller, founder of NJMoneyHelp.com: N.J.'s newest personal finance column

A familiar voice has emerged in the entrepreneurial world — Karin Price Mueller, the writer responsible for The Star-Ledger's “Bamboozled” consumer affairs column, has launched a new endeavor:

To my fellow women: Our vote matters in the midterm election, and this is why:

Props to Glamour for publishing a blog by Caitlin Moscatello on Monday on the importance of Tuesday’s midterm election outcome for women.

This is not about GamerGate: Online harassment by the numbers

This is not about That Which Will Not Be Named, the current and official Voldemort of the technology (and more specifically gaming) world. Simply evoking the word draws ire from all sides of the issue. The lines are too blurry and the arguments too...

Q&A: Kirusa CFO Baldeep Dua, a rare entrepreneurial woman in tech

Q&A with Kirusa Inc. CFO Baldeep Dua, a rare to find entrepreneurial woman in tech

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

Pregnancy remains a complicated issue for businesses and employees

When writing the article on Christine Ballard — a member of this year's NJBIZ Forty Under 40 list — I wanted to portray her as a successful businesswoman devoted to the towns she provides clean water and safe infrastructure for as group...

Bringing females to the front of engineering

Of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey, only 19 have appointed municipal engineers who are females — Christine Ballard being one of them.

Bridging the gender gap through the little things in life

In her address to the U.N., Emma Watson told men, “Gender equality is your issue, too.”

Perception continues to plague working women, though they're making strides

It’s not really a surprise that public support for working mothers, dual-earner families and families in which a woman is the primary breadwinner is on the rise again.

Running on Love: A nonprofit created to inspire people to be active

"Do well by doing good." ... I needed to hear this yesterday.

Check your emotions at the door when asking for a raise

I may receive harsh feedback, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say: Women are more emotional beings than men.

Getting a male perspective on the women's issues plaguing sports

It's very easy — especially as a woman — to be angry with the NFL these days.

A male perspective of money — Q&A with wealth management specialist Jim McCarthy

Jim McCarthy and his two younger brothers were single-handedly raised by their mother after their father's passing at age 39.

Give me a 'P,' give me an 'A,' give me a 'Y'... what's it spell? Lawsuits!

While the Oakland Raiders may have settled their suit with their cheerleading squad Thursday, the highly publicized — and rather enlightening — argument for fair wages and hours for NFL cheerleaders is just getting started.

Business, like society, has a weight issue when it comes to women

Last week, FX's Louie received an Emmy for “Outstanding Writing in a Comedy.” The winning episode — “So Did the Fat Lady” — centers on Louie as he is courted by Vanessa (played by Sarah Baker) after he strikes out...

Women in Business Breaking Glass blog: The women-in-film issue that wasn't

As a screenwriter, I was initially irritated to learn that James Gunn — writer-director of this year's uber-successful summer blockbuster “Guardians of the Galaxy” — was reported to have given multiple interviews in which he...

Q&A with Gov. Christie’s physician about being a woman in the medical industry

Rachana A. Kulkarni — a “Top Doc” cardiologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset — believes I left one important question out when interviewing her for...

Nary a woman in sight: The engineering dilemma

Ever notice how some professions are a lot like the cast of 12 Angry Men? Nary a woman in sight.

A Q&A about communication, success and being a woman in a man's world

Leave it to a woman to not only reinvent her business multiple times, but also grow it into one of 1997's 500 Fastest Growing companies, according to Inc. Magazine.

In case you missed it …

Women have been making a huge splash in the New Jersey business scene this summer. NJBIZ has been fortunate enough to sit down with a few of them and get their stories and perspectives. Here are a few of our favorites: If you haven't read it, it's...

Against the grain: CompuDance

Maureen Strehl is defying the statistics. As a business-owning woman in the technology industry, the numbers are against her. Yet her business, CompuDance, has been seeing steady growth over the last four years, and there’s no sign of stopping.

Law firm's Inclusionary Initiative makes sure to factor in work-life balance

In 2014, it's harder to find a company without a Women's and Diversity Initiative than it is to find one with. So when Genova Burns Giantomasi Webster in Newark formally kicked off its Inclusionary Initiative in January, it wasn't its creation that...

Q&A with Chrishan Wright, principal and owner of Propel Media Group, co-founder of WE Biz

We can all learn a thing or two from Chrishan Wright about overcoming adversity in both our personal and professional lives.

Studies show vacation time is necessary, especially for women, for a more productive U.S. work force

We all know this to be true simply because we’ve all felt our blood vessels constrict tighter and tighter as the work week wears on: Women who don’t take annual vacations are 50 percent more likely to suffer a heart attack.

NJBIZ Poll Question of the Week

Should major college athletes get some sort of payment to compensate for the cost of attending that is outside housing, food and tuition? Vote View Results
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