2013 Chicago POW! Award Winner Taffy Jo Mayers on Becoming an Advocate for Women at Zurich Insurance
Tuesday, February 26 2013
2013 Chicago POW! Award winner Taffy Jo Mayers of Zurich NA shares how she fell into her role as an advocate for women and how she has become passionate about investing in the advancement of women's careers.
Written by Janece Shaffer Tuesday, February 26 2013
Feeling overwhelmed at work? Well, at least you can tell yourself that it’s not brain surgery. Not the case for 2013 Chicago POW! Award winner Dr. Gail Rosseau, who is one of only 237 neurosurgeons in the U.S. and was reportedly on the short list for the appointment of surgeon general in 2008. Welcome to her world of “high tech, high touch,” marathon runs, family dinners, post-it note-filled newspapers and daily promises to do better.
Written by Wendy Bowman Tuesday, January 29 2013
Although he leads an Associate Resource Group (ARG) for African-American women at Nationwide Insurance, President and COO Mark Pizzi is the first to point out the obvious: He is neither an African-American or a woman; he is a white male. But that hasn’t stopped the 57-year-old executive from ensuring that the African-American women in his company — as well as all of his employees – get the same opportunities as their male counterparts.
Written by Patty Rasmussen Tuesday, January 29 2013
An American living in London, Julie Meyer – CEO of Ariadne Capital and author of “Welcome to Entrepreneur Country” – is one of the premier voices for capitalism and entrepreneurship in the UK and Europe. She sees a future where the entrepreneur is center stage and economics trump politics. She also says, “When you figure out your unique contribution, what you're doing on this earth, you never want to watch bad TV again.”
Written by Julie Zimmer Tuesday, January 15 2013
If you're considering launching a women’s initiative in your company and think it will bring you accolades or even a promotion, Julie Zimmer of HUB International says, “Don’t do it!” The pioneer rarely gets the lift. However, if you're committed to helping women reach their potential, then she has a blueprint you need to consider – and paramount to it is understanding that these initiatives are good for business.