Research shows that a lack of sponsorship is the single most critical
factor keeping qualified women of color from entering the C-suite. Cynt
Marshall, AT&T’s Chief Diversity Officer, recently spoke about this
and the importance of mentorship for black women in corporate America. Here, we
caught up with Marshall to explore “executive sponsorship,” and how women
can leverage their networks and skills to close the gap in the number of
women of color entering the C-suite.
Like it or not, over time there are some industries that will just fade
away, sometimes due to technology, other times due to a changing
marketplace. So it’s always a good idea to be prepared for when your
industry might just die.
Americans spend most of their day--and in some cases--their evenings--in
the office. In fact, according to a Gallup poll, Americans clock in
more office hours than any of their global counterparts. Full-time
workers average about 47 hours per week in the office, which equates to
just about six days a week. And nearly four in 10 workers said they do
50-plus hours in the workplace weekly. But working all these hours might just be counterproductive, say experts.
A happy employee is a happy company. According to a study by economists
at the University of Warwick, happiness in the workplace resulted in a
12 percent increase in productivity. Unhappy workers were 10 percent