Women’s Issues

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]

Do you talk politics at work? You could lose your job.

Do you talk politics at work?  You could lose your job.

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]

Do Women Really Need to be Empowered?

Do Women Really Need to be Empowered?

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]

She’s More Than Just a Princess – Girl Power

She’s More Than Just a Princess – Girl Power

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]

4 Ways to Make Office Gossip Work For You, Not Against You

4 Ways to Make Office Gossip Work For You, Not Against You

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]

Girl Power: Malala Yousatzai and the International Day of the Girl

Girl Power: Malala Yousatzai and the International Day of the Girl

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]