Executive Women Confront Midlife Crisis
By Betsy Morris
Shoya Zichy’s pale-yellow living room on the Upper East Side has become an unlikely refuge for some of the best and brightest career women in… read more

Color Me Successful
By Jennifer Barger
Anyone who’s ever laughed at Dilbert or cringed during “The Office” knows that many people seem stuck in jobs that fit as poorly as a Men’s… read more

The Reunion
By Maria Kiss
She greets you with certain stateliness and an irreverent humor to boot. Born Countess Shoya Zichy of Budapest, she descends from… read more

Introverts Struggle to Fit Into An Extroverted Workplace
By Patricia Kitchen, Change@Work
About four years ago, Kerry Sturgill was facing a career crossroads: stay in an industry populated by extroverts, or to jump to a more reflective… read more

Leadership Brings Out Our True Colors
By Patricia Kitchen, Change@Work
SO, WHAT DO YOU suppose Diane Sawyer and I have in common? Sure, we’re both journalists -one just slightly higher-profile than the other… read more

Personalities & Performance
Are you and your job the same color?

By Patricia Kitchen, Change@Work
Understanding your work style, counselors say, can help you find the right occupation. It was 10 years ago that Debbie Cutler came to a… read more

Color Coding Leadership
By Ian Gooding
Scores of businesswomen showed up for the Institute of Business “Women in Leadership” workshop at the Hilton Trinidad on Monday to hear… read more

Color Me a Profession
By Sara Ayoub
Who thought one’s career could be determined by a color? That’s exactly what Shoya Zichy proves in her new book. On Friday, April 13, 2007… read more

Finding Your Career Match
By Holly Tsang
On Thursday, Oct. 23, the Financial Women’s Association hosted “Finding the Job You Love” with Shoya Zichy, a member of the FWA financial board… read more

Shoya Zichy Chat Transcript
Wednesday’s guest was Shoya Zichy, author of “Career Match – Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do.” Ms. Zichy is… read more

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