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Silicon Valley Advisory: Make Talent Retention Personal

It took me by complete surprise. Here I was thinking we were on the same page, that we were doing some good things together and, despite some challenges, we made a pretty good team. So, when one of my brightest early talent employees walked into my office to tell me he was leaving, I asked […]

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Is Money Everything? Behind the Scenes of Tech Hiring

Have you tried to hire a software developer recently? The current job market is bananas! It’s crazy in Boston. New York City is booming with tech startups. In Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, the cost of living is exploding as salaries in the tech sector grow. It’s getting more expensive every year to hire […]

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5 Tips for Students to Get Ahead in Technology and Business

What advice would you give students interested in your field? That’s a question we posed to our network of Xconomists around the country. They range from academic leaders to startup founders to venture capitalists. What we found was that their answers were generally bigger than their particular field of expertise. Taken together, the tips provide […]

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To ‘Lean In’ or Not to ‘Lean In:’ Is That the Real Question?

Steve Jobs famously said that you cannot “connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” For me, one of those moments of clarity in connecting the dots—looking back and seeing a logic and pattern in my life […]

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Standing Up for ‘Lean In:’ What’s Wrong with Managing Your Career?

Sheryl Sandberg got it right. In Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Facebook’s COO offers a compelling view on how women managers can empower themselves in today’s workplace. Sandberg does not complain about the “glass ceiling” or “the old boys club.” Instead she gives straightforward advice on how to focus on things […]

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Why Women Tech Execs Can and Must Thrive on Risk

The stereotypical image of women as risk avoiders is changing fast. More women are occupying the boardroom, making important strategic decisions, and taking on high-risk responsibilities as CEOs, CFOs, and even chief risk officers. As a woman who worked her way up to various executive roles, and now as the CEO of a governance, risk, […]

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Boston’s Women in Bio Aims to Fuel STEM Curiosity In Middle Schoolers

According to the National Science Foundation, eighth grade girls are half as likely to be interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers as boys—a dramatic change from second grade, where the numbers are roughly equal. This trend continues through high school, college and into the workplace, as even women with advanced science degrees […]

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Tips on How Academic Scientists Can Make the Career Switch to Industry

Scientists have a lot to consider if they want to leave the world of academia for a job in industry. I picked up a lot of good insights yesterday at a meeting of people with experience in making that transition. This event was hosted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, organized by the Washington […]

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Avenue100 Acquires GetTheJob.com

Avenue100 Media Solutions, a Woburn, MA-based online marketing subsidiary of the Washington Post Company, said today that it has acquired job search site GetTheJob.com. The sites Avenue 100 already oversees include CourseAdvisor.com and EducationGrant.com; the acquisition represents “a natural step in our corporate evolution given our successful Web properties in the education realm,” Avenue 100 […]

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