The debate rages on about women and money. After I published "Are women afraid of money?"--which stirred up this week's far-flung opinionated commentary--Susan Sobbott, president of American Express OPEN, emailed me her thoughts. Her note was so insightful that I asked her if I could run it as a Guest Post.
Sobbott knows entrepreneurs. At American Express (AXP) since 1990, she has headed OPEN, the company's small-business card unit for seven MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 21, 2011 10:49 AM ET
by Patricia Sellers
Monday's Postcard--detailing an experiment in which female undergrads revealed themselves to be practically allergic to $20 bills placed randomly in a classroom--drew a flood of comments and spirited debate about women and money.
Men, for the most part, said women do fear money. "Why the fear?" asked a Miami reader, Michael D. " "IMHO, it is learned behavior. Girls are bought things, boys are given opportunities to own them."
Other MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 19, 2011 12:24 PM ET
While visiting a friend's daughter at Georgetown University earlier this month, I got lured into meeting with a group of 15 undergrads. The session was great fun and illuminating. These were bright young women whose ambitions ranged, they told me, from cleaning up the global environmental to achieving world peace to building Fortune 500 companies.
Not one shrinking violets here.
The weekly convener of these students is Susan Wilson, CEO of The MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 18, 2011 11:39 AM ET
Former CIA deputy intelligence director Jami Miscik offers her firsthand account of the unrest in the streets of Egypt and explains why we're entering a new era of uncertainty and instability throughout the region.
Jami Miscik, president of Kissinger Associates in New York, happened to be in Cairo last week when Egypt's uprising began. She was traveling with a group of policy and business people on a trip sponsored by the MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 3, 2011 11:07 AM ET
by Patricia Sellers
Of three movies that I saw this weekend (a record cine-immersion for me), True Grit was disappointing, The Fighter was thrilling, and The King's Speech was inspiring -- my favorite of the bunch.
The King's Speech is about King George VI, Queen Elizabeth's father, and his determination to cure his paralyzing stammer at a moment when England is at the brink of war and in desperate need of inspiration. MOREPatricia Sellers - Jan 10, 2011 1:13 PM ET
by Patricia Sellers
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg wrote one of the most-read Guest Posts ever on Postcards. "Don't Leave Before You Leave" ranks second in popularity to a post written by my 93-year-old Uncle Walter Stoiber, "The Great Depression, as I remember."
Yesterday at TEDWomen, a gathering in Washington, D.C., Sandberg expounded on the theme of her Guest Post: helping women understand what they need to do to reach the top. This MOREPatricia Sellers - Dec 8, 2010 1:06 PM ET
Cisco Systems (CSCO) SVP Inder Sidhu wrote on Postcards yesterday about preparing meticulously and improvising enthusiastically--"doing both," as he says, to achieve a career goal. This strategy has carried him far, ever since he was a 15-year-old boy growing up in India. Against all odds and by force of will, Sidhu was chosen to attend the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Here, in Part 2 of his Guest Post, describes MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 2, 2010 10:58 AM ET
We all try to do our jobs and have a life. At the same time. Inder Sidhu, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Planning for Worldwide Operations at Cisco Systems (CSCO), has unusual and interesting perspective on the balancing act. This Guest Post is an adapted excerpt from his recently released book, Doing Both: How Cisco Captures Today's Profit & Drives Tomorrow's Growth. In the book, Sidhu urges leaders MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 1, 2010 11:04 AM ET
Last week, two former CEOs who once topped Fortune's Most Powerful Women list won hotly contested California primaries. Carly Fiorina, ex-Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) now battles Democrat Barbara Boxer for her U.S. Senate seat, while Meg Whitman, who built eBay (EBAY), faces off against Jerry Brown for a chance to rebuild the teetering Golden State. Fiorina's and Whitman's wins signify the Year of the Woman, as many say, but the rise of MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 17, 2010 10:48 AM ET
Guest Post by Katherine Kelly Lutton, Principal and Global Head of Litigation, Fish & Richardson PC
At last week's Fortune Most Powerful Women dinner in Washington, I found myself sandwiched between CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin and Jane Roberts, former litigator and law firm leader and wife of Chief Justice John Roberts. Jessica and Jane, meanwhile, were sitting between two mentees from Haiti—two courageous women among 33 who are part of MOREPatricia Sellers - May 4, 2010 10:57 AM ET
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