In Marty Petty’s highly successful career – which has included roles as publisher at the prestigious St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times) and Hartford Courant newspapers – she’s seen the value of taking risks.
After feedback from my last two blogs about women’s equality in the workplace, I’m compelled to share some facts on how we are doing, and it’s not very encouraging.
After my last blog, many have asked me to share more about my own personal experience climbing the corporate ladder in the male-dominated world of publishing.
Numerous heroic women have knocked down hurdles over the years, but there remains much work to be done. I was recently asked to share some of my experiences, lessons and advice during a panel discussion hosted by Willis Towers Watson for their employees last month to honor International Women’s Day.
Recently the American Business Journals brought together 10,000 women, mentors and mentees, across 40 U.S. cities, to participate in ten, 8-minute, rapid-fire sessions. In conversations with one mentee, I found myself clarifying the difference between “mentoring” and “coaching.” The distinction is important.
Founder Marty Petty moderated a conversation with her longtime friend Shelley Broader, CEO and President of Chico’s FAS, Inc., at a Women in Executive Leadership (WEL) luncheon.