By Daniel Swain

What do Jimmy Fallon, Mark Zuckerberg, Justin Timberlake, and my 82 year old grandmother have in common?  A love for knitting? Well no, probably not (but imagining Mark Zuckerberg knitting in a rocking chair is a great visual). Over the last three weeks each one has participated in the Ice […]

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By  Carolyn Jenkins 

Editor’s note: In recent weeks, the PreparedU Project has invited successful and accomplished executives to share insights into how women can help themselves and each other achieve success in the workforce. PreparedU research gave young millennials high grades for their skills, and so now we turn to female millennial students for their perspectives on preparing for a career.


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By  Meg Murphy

Let’s not fool ourselves. Qualified women of today are unlikely to find themselves on the board of directors at top companies in Massachusetts. However sad and counterproductive, this is a statistical reality. 

Yet there are reasons to hope for strong and lasting change. Every year, the business world is held accountable and pushed forward by the annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies.


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By  Melissa Massello

In the competitive nonprofit sector, charitable organizations constantly have to prove themselves and their relative merit, to the general public and to funders, just to survive. Some believe that this requirement to prove worth especially reflects what women in business do every day. And it may explain why many of America’s charitable organizations are (and historically have been) driven by female leadership.


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By  Susan Adams

Too often, millennials are condemned for their high expectations on the job, especially by the baby boomers who are doing the hiring. Younger workers want more family time, well-paying jobs, rapid promotions and raises, praise for their performance, respect from colleagues, and the chance to make a difference in the world. (I bet older workers want all that too!) Are millennials being realistic or are they reaching for the impossible dream?


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In our view, executive pay should primarily reflect a company’s distinctive strategy, culture and talent context. To support this approach, Towers Watson has undertaken a global research project to understand what’s working and what’s not in the area of executive pay, as well as to establish a set of principles to help our clients navigate the challenges they face.

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By MChapman

On August 13, Governor Patrick signed into law an economic development bill designed to strengthen the state’s economy. The bill includes a number of provisions supported by the Chamber, including the creation of a state-level Financial Services Advisory Council, the preservation of current state policy on non-compete agreements, and the modernization of the state-level research and development (R&D) tax credit.

The Chamber proposed the creation of the Financial Services Advisory Council last...


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Earlier this week, the Chamber’s policy team hosted an ‘end of session’ conference call to give members an update of a number of timely state and federal issues, including:

  • Overview of 2013-14 Legislative Session – highlighted wins in the areas of transportation finance reform, software sales tax repeal, unemployment insurance rate freeze and reforms, and economic development legislation.
  • Economic Development Legislation – Governor Patrick signed this bill into law on August 13. It includes creation of
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By MChapman

The Chamber created and is leading the Business for Federal Research Funding coalition. The coalition is comprised of 57 chambers of commerce and business groups from around the country. The mission of the coalition is to mobilize support among national House and Senate members to secure sustained research funding growth across several areas of the federal budget. Areas include those related to the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Departments of Ag...


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