As the holiday movie season ramps up, we can rest assure that we will be told how appropriate (or inappropriate) a movie is for our kids, but what about giving us a heads-up on gender bias? Swedish cinemas have just launched a gender bias movie rating. We might want to think about it here in the US. According to USA Today, “To get an “A” rating, a movie must pass the so-called Bechde ...[Read More]
What does your body language say about how powerful you are – Do you Power Pose? Do you stand tall and show up when you walk into a meeting? Do you sit in the corner, your hands in your lap, your chin tucked in, your shoulders hunched? There has been much research around body language, but last year I saw Ann Cuddy’s TED talk that addresses not so much what our body language say to ...[Read More]
Any successful woman who’s been in the workforce for more than a decade has either experienced or is acutely aware of the glass ceiling. Did you know that once a woman breaks through the glass ceiling, she often finds herself on a glass cliff?
Citi and LinkedIn published the third installment of their Today’s Professional Women survey last week with some encouraging and interesting results. While the study didn’t address the gender wage gap or the lack of women in senior leader positions, Citi and LinkedIn have revealed a noteworthy path for women’s career success. Here are findings highlighted in a Business Wire summary of the study ...[Read More]
The chances of getting Congress to make pay inequity between the genders a thing of the past is close to zero right now. Since the Federal government isn’t going to act, Thomas M. Menino, the mayor of Boston, MA has taken up the challenge. In a Boston Globe article on October 31st, Mayor Mernino is planning to announce this week that Boston has a plan to “eliminate wage disparities between men ...[Read More]
Remember when you were a child and you dreamed about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Have you followed that dream or have you just let your career happen? We generally start off with good intentions, then life intervenes and your career plan (if you even had one) gets lost along the way. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re a seasoned veteran whose career detoured years ago ...[Read More]
We take many things for granted here in the United States, like driving our cars and having choices about the cloths we ware. We look at countries like Saudi Arabia and roll our eyes at the lack of freedom they have. Yet there are countries that can't believe we don't have many of the rights they take for granted, like paid maternity leave and access to affordable healthcare.
We’ve all done it, some of us have been the subject of it, and there’s no doubt that it exists in almost every workplace – office gossip! Just the utterance of these two words will either make you cringe or start salivating. Of course we all know we shouldn’t gossip, but we’re human and for some reason, many of us just can’t help ourselves. I’d like to think that most people don’t intend an ...[Read More]
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to end violence against women and their children. We all know someone who's been a victim. Wear a purple ribbon in recognition and discover five more ways to help end violence against women.
Kudos to Oprah for showing us that even the most successful and powerful women can burnout. She’s made it okay for the rest of us to admit when we’ve had enough. Learn to recognize your warning signs and 5 sure-fire ways to reclaim your sanity.