Facebook exec David Fischer and his dad, Fed choice Stanley Fischer, are both well-suited to work for powerful women bosses.
FORTUNE -- Sheryl Sandberg must be the most politically connected executive in Silicon Valley.
There she was in Washington, D.C., last month when President Obama hosted a powwow with tech honchos at the White House.
Fifteen years earlier, the Facebook (FB) COO served as chief of staff to Larry Summers when he was MOREPatricia Sellers - Jan 13, 2014 11:38 AM ET
In copping the top jobs at the Fed and GM, Janet Yellen and Mary Barra mark a milestone--and show how more women leaders might get ahead.
FORTUNE -- For powerful women, this is a moment.
As Mary Barra prepares to take the wheel at General Motors (GM) next Wednesday--and no woman has never led a corporation that big--Janet Yellen moves in as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, the news MOREPatricia Sellers - Jan 10, 2014 1:23 PM ET
What do Warren Buffett, Amazon's late CFO, and employee perks at the Best Companies to Work For have in common? These top stories relate to living wisely and well.
FORTUNE -- I'm not sure what it means that the three most popular stories on Fortune.com in 2013 were, in order, "11 top perks from Best Companies," "Former Amazon star killed in bike accident" and "Warren Buffett is bullish on…women."
But I like that MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 31, 2013 9:35 AM ET
While we think we're doing enough by giving to philanthropic causes, we might do more by attending to the people in need right before our eyes.
FORTUNE -- Jesse Cool, the owner-chef of Menlo Park's Flea Street restaurant, has fed just about everybody who is anybody in Silicon Valley. At Table 61, Larry Page and Sergey Brin schemed to create Google (GOOG). At Table 31, Mark Zuckerberg convened with Sheryl Sandberg when she MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 23, 2013 9:49 AM ET
Amy Schulman thought she was getting her dream job at Pfizer. Now she's out the door at the world's largest drug company.
FORTUNE -- Amy Schulman, one of Pfizer's (PFE) star execs and No. 43 on the Fortune Most Powerful Women list, is out of a job.
And the irony is that her dismissal comes just as she expected to vault into a much bigger one.
When I had lunch with Schulman, 53, MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 17, 2013 5:59 PM ET
The best type of innovation is disruptive innovation. Who better to teach it than a star Google exec who ran the Pentagon's R&D arm?
FORTUNE -- Disruptive innovation is the kind that unhinges old ways of operating, juices competition and creates new growth.
One of the world's leading experts on the subject is Regina Dugan, Motorola Mobility's SVP in charge of Advanced Technology and Projects, a skunkworks-inspired unit devoted to delivering breakthrough innovations. MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 17, 2013 8:51 AM ET
The news at General Motors and Twitter proves that women are gaining traction on boards. Demand for tech expertise will change the boardroom ratios in the Fortune 500.
FORTUNE -- While the CEO appointment of Mary Barra at General Motors (GM) is historic (no other woman on earth has ever led a business so big), here's another interesting fact that went largely unnoticed: When Barra joins the GM board on January 15, MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 13, 2013 11:48 AM ET
General Motors' designated CEO will run the largest woman-led Fortune 500 company.
Mary Barra, the newly named CEO of General Motors (GM), will become the 23rd female CEO of a Fortune 500 company.
And based on revenue--which is what the Fortune 500 is all about--she tops the rankings of women in charge of America's largest companies.
When Barra assumes the top job from current chief Dan Akerson on January 15, she'll be running MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 10, 2013 12:20 PM ET
In an exclusive interview with Fortune, 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki fesses up to her failure to get approvals to market her genetic test kits.
FORTUNE -- For the first time since the FDA came down hard on 23andMe for marketing its DNA tests without proper approvals, founder and CEO Anne Wojcicki spoke about "the big challenge," as she called the firestorm, in an exclusive interview with Fortune.
I talked with Anne and MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 4, 2013 8:31 AM ET
The boardroom is the last glass ceiling--where women are not making decent gains. Fortune 500 directors weigh in on what to do about it.
At a time when colleges are graduating significantly more women than men, barely 17% of Fortune 500 company directors are female, and progress has stalled for the past seven years. This doesn't make much sense.
One well-known corporate director stirred the pot last week, playing provocateur as I MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 26, 2013 11:20 AM ET
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