As a woman in business school and the traditionally male dominated IT industry, I’ve taken a particular interest in understanding the perception of women in the workplace. I’ve also been trying to identify and emulate how women overcome obstacles in their careers.
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Our Women on Success series presents opinions, advice, and observations from women in a variety of positions. Some are just starting out, others are more advanced. The PreparedU research probed the issues they face. These writers are living those issues. In this first installment, Bentley undergraduate student Angela Scott '15 shares her thoughts on how women professionals just starting out can prepare for future career success.
For most college students, “market demand” is a term reserved for business courses. At Bentley University, it took on a different role, informing two new majors — Professional Sales and Creative Industries — that answer employer demand for skilled professionals. The move marks Bentley as the only major university in the northeast U.S. offering an undergraduate major in the field of professional sales.
Can today’s millennial women break through the barriers, stereotypes and inequities that have so plagued women in the past?
Why do women lag far behind men in the senior ranks of business? What can be done to level the playing field?In a keynote address to a forum hosted by Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business (CWB), a prominent researcher on race and gender relations in organizations said finding answers to these questions requires challenging long-held assumptions.
We all know that millennials are tech savvy, diverse and highly motivated when it comes to advancing their professional careers. But did you know that they're also passionate about social causes?
The fact that many of us had to overcome significant hurdles as we banged our heads against the glass ceiling doesn’t relieve us of the responsibility to help smooth the path for the women who come after us. If we don’t, how can we expect our male colleagues to do so?