Bigelow Tea’s Cindi Bigelow on Lessons in Tenacity

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. One tactic used it to overwrap and seal the tea bag in a fresh foil packet, so that the flavor stays until one is ready to drink a cup of tea. In this...

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Why Women are the Glue of the Developing World with Peter Thum of Ethos Water & Fonderie 47

Peter Thum is the founder of Ethos Water and Fonderie 47. Ethos Water (http://www.ethos-water.com/) is a brand of bottled water with a social mission of helping children get clean water. Fonderie 47 (http://fonderie47.com/) takes confiscated AK-47 rifles from the Democratic Republic of Congo and transforms them into ornate accessories. In this video Peter talks to NEXT for Women about women...

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Six Qualities to Consider When Choosing a Mate

I used to think that the women of my generation were guilty of being non-selective when it came to choosing a mate.  That any warm body that paid us a little attention could end up walking us down the aisle.  After watching my daughter and her girlfriends, newly graduated from college, I see that things haven’t really changed much. Beyond...

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Smarties’ Sarah Dee on Hanging Tough in Negotiations

Owned and operated by three generations of the Dee family, Smarties (http://www.smarties.com/) is America’s favorite candy roll. Vice President of Operations Sarah Dee talks about how confidence is key in the workplace. Be confident in yourself and your strengths and make sure people know you have the knowledge and drive.

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Susan Shor of Eileen Fisher on Having Multiple Mentors

Susan Shor is the Chief Culture Officer & Facilitating Leader at Eileen Fisher (http://www.eileenfisher.com/), an American clothing retailer, known for the simplicity of clothing and the use of non-traditional models. In this video Susan talks to NEXT for Women about the importance of mentors and how the more one develops in their give career, the more an individual is open...

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GlaxoSmithKline’s Letizia Amadini-Lane on Being a Connective Leader

Letizia Amadini-Lane is the Head of Leadership Culture at GlaxoSmithKline (http://www.gsk.com/), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. In this video Letizia talks to NEXT for Women about different examples on how to lead. These examples include: connective leadership, inspirational leadership, directive leadership, solo leadership, competitive leadership.

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Stop Playing The Victim And Start Acting Like A Conqueror

Change is inevitable – after all, nothing really stays the same. But in today’s challenging times, it seems like we’re on “uncertainty” overload, never knowing what will happen from one moment to the next. Here today, gone tomorrow – or, at the least, very different tomorrow. Uncertainty brings stress and confusion, and while most of us would be quick to say...

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Pajamas Allowed: 500 Free Online Resources For Learning From Your Couch

Business attire aside, you know the true mark of a professional is the knowledge that the individual possesses. At a business meeting, a colleague is talking up a storm on a wealth of topics you always wished you knew more about. Bet you’re currently wishing you took that class back in college so you could comment, right? No need to...

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Managing New Job Transitions

You’ve taken a new job. Congratulations! Now you have to gracefully exit your old position and transition into the new. For both, our leadership definition is a useful guide. Transitioning Out Put on your mantle of leadership and ask yourself these 3 questions: Which are the most important outcomes I need to ensure will move forward without a hitch? Whom inside...

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Mary Ann Naples of OpenSky on Positioning Your Past Accomplishments

Mary Ann Naples is the Vice-President of Talent at OpenSky (https://opensky.com/). OpenSky is a website that enables individuals to shop for exclusive sales on products endorsed by celebrities and experts. In this video Mary Ann talks to NEXT for Women about positioning your past accomplishments. She talks about leaving Simon & Schuster to start her own publishing company. She tells...

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