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The only woman in the room

It’s easy to forget that women are relative newcomers to the workplace and to elite professions. In Eileen Pollack’s new book, she recalls being “the only woman in the room” as a physics major at Yale in the mid-1970s. Here’s my review (published on Sunday in the Houston Chronicle) of her book, the painful story [read more]

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CAREER: How to Amp Up Your Ambition

When last we met, I challenged you to take a quiz: “What is your ambition quotient?” (Did you miss it? Check it out here.) How did you score? If you’re lagging a bit, you’re not alone. It’s tough to keep our ambition fresh when we’re in the trenches focusing on the day-to-day. As promised, here [read more]

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QUIZ: What’s Your Ambition Quotient?

“Until women are as ambitious as men, they’re not going to achieve as much as men.” Sheryl Sandberg It’s official. Despite the self-fulfilling cultural prophecy that has discouraged young women from releasing the full range of their career ambitions, young women now surpass young men in the importance they place on having a high-paying career [read more]

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