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]
Do you talk politics at work? We hear about free speech all the time, but what happens when your boss overhears you talking about a subject that flares tempers on both sides? As we approach the midterm elections in November, there are always hot button issues (and candidates) that get the blood boiling. In Texas, there is a gubernatorial race that will surely bring out the liberal feminist in me. ...[Read More]
Ask Ajna is pleased to welcome guest blogger Darcie Harris, entreprenuer, author, speaker, and award-winning consultant. Darcie is passionate about helping women own their power. Not long ago I had an interesting meeting with a husband and wife team who own a business together. Since my appointment was with the woman, and since I work only with women entrepreneurs, I was a little mystified about ...[Read More]
Twitter is evolving into a legitimate media source – well, almost. A holiday post from Miley Cyrus and 27 more of the best tweets.
Almost every little girl loves being a princess. Some of us big girls do, too, we’ve just replaced our tiaras and wands with hair extensions and designer handbags. But, we’re much more than just princesses. Girls can be anything they want to be, even scientists and engineers. The key is to harness that girl power and get girls building, creating and constructing. Men Dominate Science and Engine ...[Read More]
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.
It just so happens that there is a girl who has been in the news a lot this past week. She’s not a pop star, or a model, yet she was able to stun Jon Stewart speechless the other evening on The Daily Show. She didn’t do it by twerking or providing scandalous gossip, but by answering a question with a stunningly simple answer. The girl was Malala Yousatzai, the 16-year-old Pakastani who surv ...[Read More]
If having to endure the sexual exploitation of women in the media is not enough, things have devolved to tailgate decals depicting a tied up woman, mobile apps that simulate masturbation and ‘Titstaring,’ and booth babes at a tech conference wearing nothing but pasties and body paint. Where’s the corporate social responsibility and accountability to women?
Is it possible that a feminist can learn something from tattoos and the Miss America Pageant?