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I am one of the lucky ones. The commute to my office is less than a minute, usually in slippers.
One of the things that life guarantees, regardless of who you are, is that you will face times of uncertainty. That uncertainty can bring on fear, doubt and depression.
Having a male sponsor is especially important for women, because most women work in companies where the leadership structure is dominated by men.
People still feel the need to explain why people of difference are good for organizations.
Jane recently interviewed and landed a dream job — a significant jump in title and responsibility, moving from an individual contributor role to a director role managing a team of 15. And then the offer came. The title: Senior Manager.
Despite the strides made toward gender equality, women are still a rare find in the c-suite.
One of the first things we learn in business is: Don’t discuss religion, sex or politics in the workplace — ever. But regardless of your political affiliation, gender and women’s issues are being talked about every day.
My first boss told me, “Get in as much good business experience as possible before you have kids and your priorities change.”
Do you view successful negotiating as getting more than what the other party wants to give? If so, you’re not alone — and you’re negotiating all wrong.
For many women in their 40s and 50s, midlife can be a lot like our teenage years. We’re wiser, and may not hang out late with friends, but we can experience the same restlessness and yearning for change.