Women in Business: Ann M. Fudge

Ann Fudge, who rose through the ranks at Kraft General Foods before taking the helm at Young and Rubicam, explains how she approaches hiring and layoffs.

Ann M. Fudge is the Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam Brands, a global marketing communications network. Fudge received a BA degree from Simmons College and an MBA from Harvard University. She served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Young & Rubicam from 2003 to the end of 2006. Prior to joining Young & Rubicam, Ms. Fudge worked at General Mills and at General Foods, where she served in a number of positions including president of Kraft General Foods, Maxwell House Coffee Company and president of Kraft’s Beverages, Desserts and Post Divisions. Ms. Fudge is a director of Novartis AG, the Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation and is on the board of overseers of Harvard University.

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Black Women in the Global Village

Jennifer posing in Stratford Upon Avon, England.

Writer Jennifer Poe, founder of Imported Chocolate, talks about her travels to Buenos Aires, Argentina, starting her own site, and shares her advice for new bloggers in this week’s Black Women in the Global Village.

How did being a black American woman enhance your experience in Argentina?

Well, one plus was that I could have any guy I wanted. I never had a shortage of date proposals.  I actually had to turn some down. I would walk in a room and have guys compete with each other for my affections. My reaction was WHAAAAT!!!!!!  However, sometimes the attention was overwhelming. I would get stared at every where I went and there were some ignorant moments.  But 99.9 % of my experiences were wonderful and I met a lot of amazing people who are still my close friends.
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CareerBuilder: 5 Ways College Gave You More Training Than You Thought

According to a recent CareerBuilder college survey, one-in-four hiring managers say relevant experience is the top thing they look for in a new graduate. If you can find a paid internship or can afford to take an unpaid one, more power to you. You have a head start on the job market. For the rest of you — even if you’ve never worked in an office — your college days have given you more experience than you might think. You just need to strategically market your campus activities.

Before you write your résumé, consider your:

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Highest-Paid Majors Out Of College

Engineering and technology dominate the highest-paid majors in 2011, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Bethlehem PA.

Chemical engineering majors are at the top, with an average salary offer of $66,886. Computer science majors are at #2, with an average offer of $63,017. Information sciences majors were offered an average $56,868.

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Africa Business News: Investing in Women

Africa This Week showcases the top business stories from the last seven-days driving the African markets.

In this episode ABN looks at:

  • Relevant education for business education
  • Women in private equity
  • Investment in women

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Black Women in the Global Village

Elaine in Puerta del Sol area of Madrid

Living & Working Abroad

Teaching abroad offers you the opportunity to experience a new culture gain valuable work experience. You get to see the world and make money at the same time. Teaching abroad allows you to become a global citizen.  You will be faced with the challenges of living and working in a foreign country, but you will come out of it a more independent and adaptable person.

Elaine, or Afromorena as she is known on her blog,  became enamored with international travel while in middle school where she took her first Spanish course. Given her humble background, she never thought it was possible to go abroad. Ten years later, after feeling the effects of the recent recession, she decided to throw caution to the wind and pursue a position she discovered as an undergrad. Afromorena became a bilingual teacher assistant in Spain and was able to live in the heart of Madrid for several months.

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