January 2018 Newsletter

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Resolved: Make Philanthropy Part of Your Estate Planning

By Debbie Zateeny, Partner, Zateeny Loftus, LLP Women are well known for their generosity during their lifetimes: They are more likely to give—and to give more—than men in similar situations, according to research by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Yet many women don’t initially include philanthropy in their estate plans or their retirement income plans. Perhaps our natural instinct as caretakers is … [ more ]

Business School Can Help on Your Way to the Top!

By Joyce E. A. Russell, Dean, Villanova School of Business The latest statistics of the Fortune 500 indicated that 32 of 500 CEOs are women. That’s more women running companies than ever before, and here’s another interesting fact: 71 percent of them attended business school, (mostly AACSB accredited). They include: Mary Barra of General Motors, Meg Whitman of Hewlett Packard, Indra Nooyi of PepsiCo and Phebe Novakovic of General Dynamics. … [ more ]

Advice for Women Whose Hearts Are Bigger Than Their Wallets

As anyone who has children knows, raising them isn’t cheap. But even before bringing a child home, adoptive parents often drain their bank accounts. That’s why Becky Fawcett founded HelpUsAdopt.org. “Many go to the financial ends of the earth,” she says. “They cash out retirement accounts, use credit cards, sell houses and move in with relatives.” To bring her two children home, Fawcett and her husband spent $103,000. But before … [ more ]

Office Hours: Candid Answers to Your Pressing Career Questions

Two of the most accomplished executives you’ll ever meet, Marian Heard and Margaret McKenna aren’t just founts of business and management wisdom. As female trailblazers who were often the only woman in the room, they are also experts at handling workplace-culture and gender-bias issues. Over the years they’ve shared their experience and advice as mentors to women, and at the most recent Conferences, they fielded questions from attendees in breakout … [ more ]