The pandemic has been especially hard on women as many have had to opt out or reduce hours for the purposes of caregiving—caring for children, elders or friends. Some women have lost their jobs because of the shifts in the labor market. But women have also found success in the workforce and have seen progress as well—from demonstrating effective leadership to positively influencing their organizations. Read More
We all struggle with stress, anxiety, and other difficult emotions. But it can be tough to figure out what to do with these feelings, especially if we’re the ones who are supposed to be leading and supporting others. What’s the best way for a leader to handle their own emotional struggles at work? Read More
To achieve — and sustain — success, many companies place extraordinary demands on their teams. World-renowned investment banks, law firms, and consulting firms are notorious for subjecting employees to grueling workdays. Software developers use the word “crunch” to describe the long, stressful hours of work that are often required in the final weeks before a new product launch. Read More
Think back to the last time you took public transportation. What were most people doing? If it’s anything like the planes, trains, buses and subways I ride (or used to ride pre-pandemic), people probably generally kept to themselves. Whether working or scrolling through a mundane social media feed on their smartphones, most people I observe are simply in their own little world. But what if you were forced to interact with strangers? Read More
Operating a business with a third of your staff and record-breaking revenue will teach you a few things about yourself. The return of travel is a welcome change, but the labor shortage conditions are like a new kind of pandemic. What there isn’t a shortage of is opportunities for growth and discovery in the face of these extreme challenges. Read More
After working hard for long hours and toughing it out, we at least expect success. However, more often than not, at the end of the day we are exhausted and still have a long list of tasks to complete. Why does this happen? According to the authors, working adults have a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be resilient. Yes, resilience involves working hard, but it also requires one to stop, recover, and then begin the hard work again. Recovery is key to maintaining good health, but also preventing lost productivity. To build resilience, you need to be willing to stop. This means spending some time away from your phone, eating lunch away from your desk, and actually using your vacation time. Read More
How Women Can Develop - and Promote- Their Personal Brand
We all know developing a personal brand is valuable. It helps others see your true talents, so you’re more likely to be tapped for relevant and interesting assignments — and it helps you stand out in a field of competitors. But personal branding has some unique challenges for female professionals. Gender norms presume that women should be agreeable and nurturing, and when they violate these norms through self-promotion and decisiveness, they’re often penalized for that behavior in a way that men wouldn’t be. How can women navigate this conundrum? First, network both inside and outside your organization, so you have a diverse set of people who can step up on your behalf. Next, control your narrative by developing a clear and concise elevator pitch. Finally, share your ideas publicly and display your expertise through content creation. Read More.
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Webinar - WOMEN IN HOSPITALITY AND TRAVEL Opportunities, Challenges, and Progress
Sign up for the virtual session: Thursday, September 30th 1:30 EDT
Women make up 50% of the workforce in hospitality and travel yet only 12% of leadership positions. What opportunities are available? What progress is being made? During this hour-long webcast, we’ll hear from industry and academic leaders as they share stories of their own career challenges, victories, and personal leadership values; organizational best practices for supporting women in the workforce; and predictions for the future. This online event is brought to you by the Cornell School of Hotel Administration’s Center for Hospitality Research and Women Leading Travel & Hospitality, a membership-based association that connects executive women across all sectors of the travel and hospitality industry. Registration is complimentary.
Register now until 9/30/21