How women are changing American business
James Brown once sang, "this is a man's world," but when it comes to today's workforce, women are leading the charge. From landing C-suite positions at top-tier firms, to creating their own companies on Main Street, women across industries are redefining leadership for good.
Yesteryear's rulebook is in the compost bin; today, women are guiding their teams with compassion, transparency, and innovation. Or, as a moderator at JPMorgan Chase's recent Women on the Move Conference said, "The days of dragon ladies are over."
At JPMorgan Chase, we champion resilient female leaders—and leaders-in-training—who climb up ranks, pierce through the glass ceiling, and drive positive change in their organizations and industries. Regardless of your place on the corporate ladder, we hope the stories below will inspire and empower you to lead with confidence.
Why diversity matters
Success comes in a range of sizes, ages, and colors. Patricia David, JPMorgan Chase's Senior Diversity Advisor, shares the importance of building a dynamic, diverse team.
A leader is nothing without a motivated team behind them. Kim Jordan, co-founder of New Belgium Brewing, shares her recipe for building a "high-involvement" culture.
Now more than ever before, companies are investing in the work-life balance. Laura Miller, a Small Business Executive at Chase, weighs in on how to master the balancing act.
Even the most successful leaders need to surround themselves with people who champion their dreams. In a letter to her younger self, superstar soccer player Alex Morgan shares how her parents' unwavering support shaped her career.
Chase's "Dream Builders" series highlights women who have turned their career aspirations into a reality. Lauren Rubinson- Morris, for example, revolutionized the medical industry by creating an ambulance company that truly serves those in need.
As the saying goes, well-behaved women seldom make history. This article shares how one woman's professional leap of faith paid off.
Pay or passion? Why Donna Vieira, Chief Marketing Officer of Chase Consumer Bank, says the latter is non-negotiable.
Today, there's plenty of room for women at the boardroom table. These three women—or gamechangers, as we like to call them—are inspiring others to pursue their dreams.
The wage gap continues to be a problem for working women. According to diversity and inclusivity expert Vernā Myers, speaking up and insisting on accountability are two big steps toward equal pay.
Speaking of equal pay, looking for a new job or promotion? Consider this article your fail-safe guide to negotiating your salary.
Anything is possible when you realize your potential, just ask Keita Young, Advancing Black Leaders Program Manager. In this article, she provides tips for catapulting your career forward.
Being a great leader is only one piece of the puzzle. Here, Olympic alpine skier Lindsey Vonn explains why making a plan, building a personal brand, and learning from your mistakes are keys to success.
How do leaders drive their companies toward success? They stay true to their visions, set the bar high, and carefully plan out their days.
Less than 20 percent of computer science students in the United States are women. Here's why that needs to change.
Nearly 65 percent of the girls served by Girls Inc. come from families that make $30,000 or less each year. Learn how the New York-based organization is empowering tomorrow's leaders.
Kelsey Mulvey is a Chase News contributor.