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Sexism and hurricane safety

No, this isn't a joke. And yes, this is real — albeit unabashedly foolish. Read More »»

Shannon Morris and Sigma Group are going strong

In 1999, Shannon Morris joined the Sigma Group advertising agency as director of client services after holding several leadership roles at HBO, Prudential and Fuji Electric. Now with 18 years of marketing experience, Morris has since led Sigma Group through 500 percent growth in billings and size while also finding the time to act as vice president for the Answer to Cancer nonprofit organization. Read More »»

How men can be a 'catalyst' for an inclusive workplace

So we've got a new plan — to involve more men in women's issues in the workplace — and we're ready to move forward. Read More »»

Painting the picture of gender inequality

I’m not sure that I’d say I’m either a visual or an auditory learner — I’d like to think I’m both — but I will say that this infographic really hit the nail on the head after having attended all the women’s events to hear about struggles and victories women have seen in the workplace. Read More »»

“Women Leading the Way” forum offers alternative perspective on how to best approach women's issues in business

Yesterday, I attended the first-ever statewide forum titled “Women Leading the Way: Conversations with Powerful Women on Adversity, Leadership and Education” at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg. Read More »»

Noteworthy event for newbie women business owners

Take a peek at this noteworthy event for the newbie women business owners. Read More »»

Arianna Huffington’s “Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.”

I often find myself coming home at the end of each weekday looking forward to the stack of books I have by my bedside. When the day is done and I finally get to read that first chapter … I wake up the next morning having fallen asleep with the book on my face. Read More »»

Q&A with Barbara Hennessy, vice president of production at Tribe Pictures in Chatham

Now that the torch has been passed on by my newest mentor Mary Johnson, I'd like to take this opportunity as the next writer of “Breaking Glass” to introduce another mentor of mine who had faith in me when I was often overlooked. Read More »»

Meet our new 'Women in Business' blogger: Meg Fry

Hi there. Allow me to introduce myself. I am the new Mary Johnson, and I am honored to continue writing for this incredible blog in an effort to make myself just as amazing as she. Read More »»

Small business owners' survey: Women far more confident than men

Women small business owners in the tri-state area are far more optimistic than their male counterparts when it comes to revenue, growth and hiring, according to the semi-annual small business survey by Bank of America. Read More »»

Study: New Jersey is one of the better places to be a working mom

If you thought New Jersey would be a tough place for working moms — you know, because of the all-consuming hours and never-ending commutes — you'd be wrong. Read More »»

Three N.J. companies ranked on global 50 Fastest Women-Owned/Led list

Three companies from New Jersey made the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list by the Women Presidents' Organization. Read More »»

A farewell, as I go break a little glass of my own

This is my last post for Breaking Glass. Not because I don't love this blog — I really, really do — and not because I've grown tired of the women in business beat. It's quite the opposite actually. I'm leaving NJBIZ to cover women in business all day every day, on a national scale, as the editor for a brand new women in business news website, Bizwomen.com. Read More »»

Lawsuit claims jewelry store giant underpaid and sexually harassed its female employees

A dollar fifty might not seem like much. But when you multiply that by eight hours a day, forty hours a week and 52 weeks a year, pocket change turns into big bucks. And when the men in an organization are making that money and the women — with the exact same qualifications and experience — aren't, it begs the question: What is wrong with that company? Read More »»

Leaning in, at long last

I have something to confess: I haven't read "Lean In." For someone who blogs about women in business on a (semi) regular basis, that is blasphemy, pure and simple. Read More »»

Five N.J. companies earn praise for working well with women-owned businesses

There are certain perks that come with being a female business owner — benefits that go beyond the obvious sense of empowerment and accomplishment. Big companies looking to contract with smaller companies for various services often look specifically for women-owned businesses to diversify their supplier base — some more so than others. Read More »»

Stevens welcomes 40 middle school girls for 'Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day'

It's no secret that there's a huge push right now to get more girls interested in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). That's why it's so refreshing when you see someone—or some institution, as the case may be—actually doing something about it. Read More »»

Female pharma CEO's advice for women in business: Set goals and be assertive

When Nancy Lurker got into the pharmaceutical industry, she started setting goals for herself, always aiming to make a little bit higher a little faster than she thought possible. Read More »»

Small business lender looks to give women-owned businesses a 'lift'

There are certain perks to being a woman-owned business. Some I knew about — such as when companies are looking to diversify their suppliers and reserve certain contracts and jobs for businesses run by women. But some I'm just now learning about — such as the ability to access interest-free cash. Read More »»

Three images of women in business you have to see to believe

I heard the news today that Sheryl Sandberg, of Facebook and Lean In fame, has teamed up with Getty Images to create a library of stock images that offer a powerful depiction of women. As someone who blogs about women in business, I can appreciate the need for such a collection. Just take a look at what images pop up when you time in some seemingly empowering search terms, such as “women in business.” Read More »»

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