Women’s Career

Workplace Dynamics Among Women – Competition versus Collaboration

Dynamics Among Women

I noticed an interesting phenomenon as I transitioned from the corporate world into the realm of entrepreneurism – when it comes to workplace dynamics among women, there’s a striking difference between corporate women and entrepreneurial women. I’ve worked in all different types of companies from large, global corporations to small, private companies and while they all have their challenges, ...[Read More]

The Gender Gap in Pay Starts Young – The Allowance Gap

The Gender Gap in Pay Starts Young – The Allowance Gap

When I saw a report this week on the Today show about gender gap in pay starts in childhood – more boys get allowance than girls – I wasn’t surprised. Boys mow the lawn and wash the car. Girls wash the dishes, vacuum the floors, and wash the cloths. For some reason in our culture, the (at best) once a week lawn mowing and car washing is valued more than washing dishes – three times a day, every da ...[Read More]

Congrats on the New Job, You Flake

Congrats on the New Job, You Flake

I’m a career coach who has the privilege of working with professionals who are bright, talented and ambitious. My female clients come from all sorts of career backgrounds, but they share a couple of common traits: they’re high in emotional intelligence and low on the self-promotion scale. Another thing my female clients have in common; they often find ways to surprise me or catch me off guard. Thr ...[Read More]

Possibilities Are Everywhere, What’s Holding You Back?

Possibilities Are Everywhere, What’s Holding You Back?

In the media this week, women’s equality has been a hot topic.  Sheryl Sandberg released her second book, Lean In For Graduates and on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, we acknowledged Equal Pay Day.  I use the term “acknowledged” because I don’t believe we should “celebrate” until the day in which women achieve pay parity with men is actually December 31.  There’s no doubt systemic changes are needed in go ...[Read More]

No Really, I’m Too Busy to Worry About Equal Pay

No Really, I’m Too Busy to Worry About Equal Pay

  It’s not like the Good Ol’ Boys in Texas have surprised me with the latest declaration; “Texas women are too busy to worry about equal pay”, but I’m going to put down the 5 things I’m multitasking and take a deep breath and say . . .WHAT the $$$$? Oh yes, we big haired, high healed, bling loving Texas women are just too busy to get upset about equal pay. ...[Read More]

International Women’s Day – March 8th

International Women’s Day – March 8th

Is it just me or is anyone else bothered by the fact we need to have an International Women’s Day?  I know March is Women’s History Month, but women are over half the population and I haven’t seen an International Men’s Day or a month of Men’s History. Really, don’t feel sorry for the men out there. We get to celebrate them frequently.  And just in case we haven ...[Read More]

When Women Cry at Work

When Women Cry at Work

If you’ve ever found yourself crying at work, “this one’s for you”. I’m talking about crying (or coming to tears when you’re trying to solve a problem, negotiate for a raise, trying to compromise on workloads, etc.)  Often, these tears are met with harsh consequences: diminished perceptions of competency, reduced respect, poor performance reviews, and more. It’s important to know that most women’s ...[Read More]

Do I Need to Find a New Job or Ask for a Raise?

Do I Need to Find a New Job or Ask for a Raise?

In the 3rd installment of Find a New Job, one thing I hear women say frequently is “I could make more money if I quit and went to work somewhere else.  Why won’t they pay me what they should?  If I leave, they will have to pay someone more to take the job than I’m making.  Give it to me and I will stay!”  I then ask them, “Did you ask for a raise?” You Have to Ask! Often the answer is, “I told my ...[Read More]

Build Confidence By Faking It

Build Confidence By Faking It

Most of us are more attracted to people who exude confidence.  And, when given a choice, we’ll trust and believe in a confident person over someone who appears less confident.  That’s why so many politicians and executives seem to get away with a lot of crap.  Confidence is a key leadership attribute and a crucial ingredient for workplace advancement.  So, what should you do to build your confiden ...[Read More]