Credit Suisse made the news last week by offering 20 weeks of paid leave to new parents. In response to increased competition for top talent on Wall Street, Credit Suisse rolled out this new perk offering the longest paid parental leave in ANY industry. And with Mark Zuckerberg leading the way in taking his paid leave with the birth of his daughter it paves the way for this to be a family benefit and not a ‘women’s issue.’ The full article can be found here: http://www.wsj.com/articles/wall-street-perk-parental-leave-1448927064
A brilliant resource for moms who want to work part time – the next article details a terrific service – The Second Shift pairs moms who left professional careers with companies looking to hire consultants for individual projects. The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/03/fashion/helping-moms-lean-in-but-not-too-far.html
Also in the news last week, for the first time ever, combat roles are open to all women in the military. Why is this significant? Without combat experience, promotion to senior ranks is close to impossible. Women have been on the front lines for years in support roles, so exposing them to injury and danger while blocking their promotion possibilities. The full article can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/a-victory-for-women-at-war.html?_r=0
From Forbes this week, Henna Inam explores why executive presence is harder to achieve for women and gives some good tips on how to make yours stronger. Read on: http://www.forbes.com/sites/hennainam/2015/12/02/why-executive-presence-is-harder-for-women-leaders/
And lastly, from the Harvard Business Review, a good read on how to manage meetings with people from different cultures. The full article can be found here: https://hbr.org/2015/12/how-to-run-a-meeting-of-people-from-different-cultures
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