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Ilene Lang States To Do Something New Professionally, You Must Rely On Your Network

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Ilene Lang

  • President, Catalyst
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1943 (Age: 78 years old)
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Ilene H. Lang is the President of Catalyst, the leading research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work. Lang was appointed President in August 2003 after a long and illustrious career in the technology industry.

Lang is broadly recognized as a pioneering female high-tech/Internet executive. She has advised CEOs and entrepreneurs as a board member, coach, and investor in women-led technology companies. As a successful businesswoman, Ms. Lang has brought high energy and corporate savvy to the advancement of women in every sector of the global marketplace.

Among Lang's many accomplishments, she was the founding CEO of AltaVista Internet Software Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Equipment Corporation. AltaVista commercialized the highly popular AltaVista Internet search service and marketed a line of award-winning Internet-based software products for business people. Prior to AltaVista, Lang was Senior Vice President of the Desktop Business Group at Lotus Development Corporation, responsible for the worldwide development and marketing of Lotus's SmartSuite product line, a $500+ million business.

Irene Lang earned an A.B. degree in history and literature from Radcliffe College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

It's always easy to get the last job that's on your resume. It's very hard to do something new, to get somebody... to get the credibility to do something new and different and I always wanted to do things that were new and different and you know, the only way you can is by working your network, so ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Academic Background and Decision To Get MBA
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Video 2 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Realities of Being in Business School In The Early 70s
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Video 3 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Summer Project That Became First Entrepreneurial Venture
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Video 4 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Challenges of a 50-50 Partnership
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Video 5 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Impact of 70s Recession on Boston Area and Decision To Get Into Technology Field
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Video 6 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Technology Development in The Boston Area in the 80s and 90s
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Video 7 of 30 Ilene Lang States To Do Something New Professionally, You Must Rely On Your Network
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Video 8 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Decision To Join Catalyst And Shares Thoughts on Not For Profits
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Video 9 of 30 Ilene Lang States Women Often Need To Be Entrepreneurial In Their Careers
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Video 10 of 30 Ilene Lang Shares Personal Thoughts on Her Career Path
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Video 11 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Impact of Coming of Age in The 60s and 70s
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Video 12 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Background of Not For Profit Organization, Catalyst
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Video 13 of 30 Ilene Lang States Change Happens Through Awareness
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Video 14 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses The Catalyst Pyramid
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Video 15 of 30 Ilene Lang States Gender Stereotypes With Regards To Leadership Still Exist
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Video 16 of 30 Ilene Lang Shares Thoughts on Gender Impact on Leadership
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Video 17 of 30 Ilene Lang States Most Women Want To Work or Need To Work
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Video 18 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Challenges Facing Women Who Balance Work and Family and The Importance of Having Choices
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Video 19 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Impact of Globalization On The Workplace
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Video 20 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses How Technology Has Increased Connectivity To Work and Family
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Video 21 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses The Catalyst Award
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Video 22 of 30 Ilene Lang States Advancing Women In Business Is Not A Zero Sum Game
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Video 23 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Findings Of Catalyst's Bottom Line Study
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Video 24 of 30 Ilene Lang Shares Example of Cultural and Management Changes At Safeway
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Video 25 of 30 Ilene Lang Outlines Criteria For Corporate Membership in Catalyst
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Video 26 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Future Vision For Catalyst
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Video 27 of 30 Ilene Lang Expresses Optimism In The Place of Women In The Workforce But Wishes Change Would Happen Faster
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Video 28 of 30 Ilene Lang States Women Entrepreneurs Generally Want More Flexibility In The Business Environment
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Video 29 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Tremendous Satisfaction In Role At Not-For-Profit
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Video 30 of 30 Ilene Lang Discusses Concept of Business Case For Diversity
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