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.
'Tis the season for Secret Santa's and stocking stuffers!
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...
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.
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.
In celebration of #GivingTuesday — a global day dedicated to giving back — I reached out to Lisa Tomasi, president and founder of YouGiveGoods.
Sure, we all have hard days at work — but depression is different.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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 with Kirusa Inc. CFO Baldeep Dua, a rare to find entrepreneurial woman in tech
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.
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...
“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 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...
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.
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...
When her husband lost his job six years ago, Cindy Livesey hunkered down and put her household on a budget.
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.
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...
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...
Of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey, only 19 have appointed municipal engineers who are females — Christine Ballard being one of them.
In her address to the U.N., Emma Watson told men, “Gender equality is your issue, too.”
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.
"Do well by doing good." ... I needed to hear this yesterday.
I may receive harsh feedback, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say: Women are more emotional beings than men.
It's very easy — especially as a woman — to be angry with the NFL these days.
Jim McCarthy and his two younger brothers were single-handedly raised by their mother after their father's passing at age 39.
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.
Ladies — prepare to feel annoyed.
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...
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...
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...
Ever notice how some professions are a lot like the cast of 12 Angry Men? Nary a woman in sight.
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.
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...
I'm 26 and I'm tired.
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.
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...
We can all learn a thing or two from Chrishan Wright about overcoming adversity in both our personal and professional lives.
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.
Wednesday morning I read an interesting article about the continued research on shorter work days, and I thought, not only is this something that both men and women can appreciate, it may also be key to helping more overwhelmed women feel like they...
According to statistics provided by Safe Horizon and the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, 25 percent of women will experience domestic violence during their lifetimes.
I admit: I Phroogaled “What is the difference between stocks and bonds?” this morning.
In journalism, fact checking and accuracy is of utmost importance. Clearly, Women Against Feminism doesn't agree.
Starting a women’s initiative has been something The Provident Bank — New Jersey’s oldest community bank — has wanted to do for a long time.
There are just some people that, when you speak with them, make you feel better about your day and encourage you to consider all the possibilities still lying ahead.
If you are a woman reading this, the odds are good that you were (at one point in your life) a Girl Scout.
Being a tech-savvy millennial, I thought I knew everything there was to know about LinkedIn.
Full disclosure: As a male, I am not, nor have I ever been, on birth control.
Growing up on a dangerously high dose of The Simpsons, there are a lot of moments that have stuck with me into adulthood, most of which still force me to crack at least a small smirk as I am reminded of them by the minute events of everyday life.
Hi. My name is Andrew Sheldon. And I’ve loved movies ever since I can remember.
I kind of hate to reveal this “secret,” but for the good of the greater generation and perhaps gender — I suppose I should.
I attended the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s 15th annual National Conference and Business Fair in Philadelphia on Tuesday. There, more than 3,000 executives from leading companies, government entities and women-owned...
Sociology professors Youngjoo Cha and Kim A. Weeden at Indiana University and Cornell University have analyzed more than 30 years’ worth of wage data, from 1979 to 2009, to discover why the pay gap has persisted over time despite more women...
We know that better social media campaigns automatically mean bigger and better business — but did you know that companies can make even more money by studying the way genders view and use social media sites?
There's no question that the FIFA World Cup is big business. We all know at least one person that planned for years to travel to Brazil for this year's tournament, and it would be fair to say that an estimated 75 percent of our family and friends...
It is my hope — and the hope of generations before me — that millennial women will be the ones to ultimately bridge the gender gap in the business world both socially and financially.
I recently had a chance to speak with Linda Kester at the fourth annual Women in Banking Conference with the New Jersey Bankers Association in Somerset, where Kester spoke to a group of women about time and stress management in the financial...
I’ve got to hand it to Laurie Krupa, managing director and head of global wealth and investment management banking for Bank of America.
Women won big with the Democrats in New Jersey on Tuesday, as three female candidates advanced to the general congressional election:
No, this isn't a joke. And yes, this is real — albeit unabashedly foolish.
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...
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.
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...
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.
Take a peek at this noteworthy event for the newbie women business owners.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Three companies from New Jersey made the 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Companies list by the Women Presidents' Organization.
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...
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 —...