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Talking from 9 to 5: Chapter 7

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Men and women view perceptions of hierarchy differently. While men are more status oriented, women tend to be relationship oriented. Because of this, women focus on developing strong relationships with co-workers, bosses, and subordinates so that if issues arise, she can reach out to the person necessary and solve the problem effectively. Meanwhile, men focus […]

July 23, 2014 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Author Interview with Debora Spar

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Debora Spar, who is the President of Barnard College and author of  Wonder Women: Sex, Power and the Quest for Perfection, was gracious enough to answer some questions for NeW about her book. The NeW Online Book Club read her book this spring. Read her interview below! What initially prompted you to research and write […]

July 21, 2014 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Chapter 7 of the Online Book Club this Week

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This week, the Online Book Club will be discussing Chapter 7 of Deborah Tannen’s book, Talking from 9 to 5, “Talking Up Close: Status and Connection.” When an individual addresses another, the formality or friendliness implied speaks to the nature of the relationship.  For example, if a subordinate is referred to by his or her […]

July 21, 2014 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

2014 National Conference Award Winners

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The Network of enlightened Women would like to recognize the following individuals and universities for their excellence in advancing the mission of our network!  The following awards were announced at this year’s National Conference in Washington, DC.    NeW New Chapter of the Year: American University “Our chapter was extremely proud to receive the NeW New […]

July 16, 2014 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

Talking from 9 to 5: Chapter 6

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Professional women in leading positions face a struggle administering assertiveness while maintaining a feminine image. Men are associated with these positions of power, causing women to be marked when they break the stereotype. Typically, power is defined through speech. For women, Tannen observes: “Femaleness is associated with softeners, mitigation, and politeness, whereas maleness is associated […]

July 16, 2014 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →

How Do You Network?

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Last week, NeW hosted a lively Speed Networking Night at 201 Bar on Capitol Hill. Participants were animated and ready to network, with business cards in hand and elevator speeches in mind. With only 5 minutes to speak with each facilitator, attendees quickly learned the advantages of the elevator pitch. The elevator pitch is a […]

July 14, 2014 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS POST →