Women

Marissa Mayer Leaves Google to Become CEO of Yahoo!

It’s great news that’s being written about in all major business publications:  Marissa Mayer, the first female engineer at Google and a very well known and respected executive of that company- is the latest CEO at Yahoo!  It’s exciting on so many levels. The press has been overall favorable about the choice.  Known for being Read the full article…



Who is looking at gender and innovation? And where are they located?

I am interested in women and innovation, particularly the intersection of the two.  [I’m interviewing male and female innovators for my book on womennovation].  I’ve been surprised by how little research there has been on the topic-and how most of that has been done  outside the US. Europe in general, Scandanavia in particular, is doing Read the full article…


Is Sheryl Sandberg a viable role model for women?

There was an interesting article this morning in the NYT online edition, The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message.  The woman in question is Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and co-chair of the just completed World Economic Forum in Davos.  While in Davos- and in many other venues, Sandberg has been actively encouraging women to Read the full article…


How a non-profit lost its shining reputation

One of the best known, and best funded,  organizations related to breast cancer is the Susan B. Komen Foundation.  It initiated the pink ribbon campaigns to raise money.  It held its first Race for the Cure in 1983;  there are now events in virtually every US state as well as in 13 countries.  As a Read the full article…



True or false? Behind every great [married] woman is a great man

Sheryl Sandberg, speaking at a conference, said the advice she often gives women is,  “The most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry.”  Based on my experience, she’s right and still, I feel a bit of a twinge of disappointment (resentment?) that comes from the awareness that you won’t hear a man saying the most Read the full article…




Hollywood, Health and Society (HHS)- PT. 2: Examples of using TV for good

Sandra de Castro Buffington at WFS 2011

In my last post, I wrote about Sandra de Castro Buffington who heads Hollywood, Health & Society.  I promised a piece where Sandra described things in greater detail.  In this audio clip, Sandra provides some detailed examples of how TV has been used to increase awareness of health and safety issues:  Sandra–de-Castro-Buffinton_WF2011_  The results have Read the full article…