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December 15, 2017

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Women and Deutsche Bank: ATLAS Female Leadership Program Opens in London

Deutsche Bank LogoOn April 15th in London, Deutsche Bank launched its fourth ATLAS program, their global leadership development initiative for female managing directors.

ATLAS, which stands for Accomplished Top Leaders Advancement Strategy, aims to prepare and position talented women for influential leadership positions. This year, the program includes 16 participants from across the Bank’s business divisions, infrastructure functions and Regional Management.

The ATLAS participants serve as ambassadors with a critical role to the Bank’s focus on leadership and breaking down silos.

The recent program opening included an interactive discussion and dinner, where members of Deutsche Bank’s C-Suite joined participants to discuss leadership and personal accountability as well as execution and delivery for the Bank. Throughout the next 12 months, each woman will be sponsored by a senior executive while receiving tailored training opportunities.

Creating Opportunities for Women

At Deutsche Bank, 42% of the workforce is made up of women – a number that isn’t currently reflected at the senior level but one that they’re actively working to improve upon. The Bank is committed to creating an environment where everyone can thrive – and maximize their potential.

And with programs like ATLAS, Deutsche Bank is leading by example. In 2012, the Bank was recognized with a “Global Award” from Opportunity Now, a campaign for greater gender diversity in business.

Since its initial launch in 2009, over half of past ATLAS participants have moved into more senior roles.

To learn more about life at Deutsche Bank – and to search for available opportunities – please visit db.com/careers

The New Rite of Passage

iStock_000005467861XXLargeCollege students study just an hour a day, half as much as their parents did. They view college as a place to meet people and learn relationships and when they graduate, a third of them go back home to live with their folks — double that of grads in the 60s. And when it comes to finding a job, “Many young adults have not been given basic information about how to go about this,” David Brooks writes in The New York Times. 

Fat-shaming at Work

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Fat-shaming at work – snide looks or comments about what women eat on the job – is alive and well, according to the New York Post.

 

Monitoring and commenting — directly or indirectly — about what colleagues eat during the workday reminds us of a form of bullying in which you’re either the bully, the bullied or the bystander.  Only here, when dealing with eating habits, you’re either the shamer, the shamed or the spectator.   It’s just one more unwanted worry at work for people who have enough on their plates.

 

Does this kind of Mean Girls stuff happen in your workplace and, if so, where do you fall?

The Door Closes on Mad Men

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Sunday’s finale of Mad Men drew over 3 million viewers and critics are still weighing in.

The episode tied up many loose ends and closed the stories of four female characters. From Betty’s diagnosis, Joan’s new venture, Peggy’s relationship and Sally’s new responsibilities —  the women of Mad Men saw many changes in the workplace and at home.

How would you have ended their stories? And do you think Don wrote the Coca-Cola ad? Share with us below.

Likeability Counts at Work

Business TeamBeing good at what you do is obviously important, but being liked by your coworkers, colleagues and clients is just as important. Without the likeability factor, people are going to be less likely to want to work with you, which can have devastating consequences in business.

Jacqueline Whitmore, an internationally-recognized etiquette expert, author and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach, offers these 10 tips to be more likeable at work:

1. Master the BLT factor.
In this case, BLT stands for believability, likability and trustworthiness. Cultivate a reputation that embodies these three key traits. When clients decide with whom to do business, they ask themselves, “Is Mike capable of the work and will I enjoy working with him?” Obviously both criteria matter, but when we need help getting a job done, we most likely choose a congenial person over a more capable but less cordial one. Read More

Key to Success? How About ‘Career Capital?’

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Having a variety of skills that define and advance your career – ‘Career Capital’ – is the key to success, according to a new study by Accenture, the global management consulting tech services and outsourcing company. The survey was of 4,100 men and women professionals in 32 countries.

Eighty-four percent of those surveyed say they are working to increase their career capital in an effort to enjoy greater opportunities for growth, influence decisions and increase their credibility among colleagues and peers. Sixty-seven percent think knowledge and competency in a specific area is the most valuable Career Capital component.

Nine out of ten respondents say the most successful employees can adapt to the changing workplace; nearly as many (89 percent) say they thrive on or don’t mind change.
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