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50 Women Leaders to Watch (Wall Street Journal)


WSJ %0 Women to Watch 2008 Today (Nov. 10, 2008) the Wall Street Journal published it’s annual Woman to Watch Report.  (free content) Your should also check WSJ Woman’s Journal on a regular basis.

There’s a lot of very good information in it despite some rather disappointing news about recent trends. MERISSA MARR writes:

According to a survey by Catalyst, a New York research group, women hold 15.4% of Fortune 500 corporate-officer jobs — positions of vice president or higher that require board approval. That number has inched down from 16.4% in 2005. Women running Fortune 500 companies amount to just 2.4%, the survey showed, and 74 of those companies have no female corporate officers at all.rticles you may find interesting:

Articles that you may find interesting:

Where are they now? by BARBARA HAISLIP- The Journal Report wondered what happened to some women who made the 50 Women to Watch list in previous years. Here is a look at the comings and goings of some of these notable women, along with the years they were cited in the Journal’s list.

I Do Know How She Does It by HANNAH SELIGSON – For many women leaders, the ultimate juggle — balancing a career at the top of the ladder and children — is just a way a life. But will it be the wave of the future?

Condoleezza Rice: ‘Find Something You Love’ by RUTH MANTELL Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on finding her passion and following it.

Reflections on  Lifetime – RUTH MANTELL, BRITTANY HITE AND MELODY LAN asked five women leaders: What was the key turning point, decision or career move that changed everything?

There’s a great Interactive Graphic that profiles each of the 50 Women Leaders.

There’s a podcast with Harvard University’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter talks about women leaders and the characteristics of leadership and some great video interviews including this one with Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright who speaks with KELSEY HUBBARD. (link to video)

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Peter A. Mello, Founder/Editor Founder of Weekly Leader and Sea-Fever Consulting, LLC, a leadership development and strategic communications consultancy. Previously, CEO of an international nonprofit organization and COO of a national insurance/risk management services firm. Peter has been leading people and managing organizations for over 30 years, writes a leadership column for MarineNews magazine and blogs about maritime culture at Sea-Fever. Follow him on Twitter.

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