The Choice To Work Or Stay Home: Is It Really A Choice?

Is a woman’s choice to stay home and raise kids or work full time really such a choice at all?  In a New York Times article, this decision is framed as an option.  The paper recently ran a piece called Continue reading The Choice To Work Or Stay Home: Is It Really A Choice?

Young Women Opt For Education Over Employment

Where are the young women?   Economists have been pondering this question and haven’t been able to come up with an answer quite yet.  Latest employment reports show that labor force participation rate for 18- to 24-year-old women fell 1.2 percentage Continue reading Young Women Opt For Education Over Employment

March On Washington Didn’t Ensure Equality for Women

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a little-known fact about the march gives a very different perspective.  While it is considered one of the greatest events for equal rights in human history, women in the Continue reading March On Washington Didn’t Ensure Equality for Women

New Nonprofit Attempting to Close Gender Gap in Technology

When you experience a computer issue at work, thankfully there’s always that handy IT guy you can call. But the IT guy may no longer be a guy anymore if Girls Who Code has its way. A new nonprofit launched Continue reading New Nonprofit Attempting to Close Gender Gap in Technology

Are We Our Own Worst Enemies? Self-Limiting Beliefs Can Hold You Back

A recent post on an online women’s network got me thinking about if we, as women, are really acting as our own roadblocks in terms of career advancement.  A woman shared that much of her perceived career limitations were due Continue reading Are We Our Own Worst Enemies? Self-Limiting Beliefs Can Hold You Back

Simple Things You Can Do to Shatter the Glass Ceiling and Close the Gender Gap

We’re all familiar with the term glass ceiling.  To put it simply, it refers to those invisible barriers that exist within an organization that prevent women and minorities from accelerating up the corporate ladder.  And while women have certainly made Continue reading Simple Things You Can Do to Shatter the Glass Ceiling and Close the Gender Gap

Gender Differences in Communication: How To Alter Your Communication Style to Increase Your Workplace Power

It seems hard to believe that a woman’s communication style can work against her in terms of career advancement.  But it’s true.  That’s because what a woman values in communication –building consensus, defusing conflict, preserving relationships and maintaining equity are Continue reading Gender Differences in Communication: How To Alter Your Communication Style to Increase Your Workplace Power

Getting Your Resume to the Top of the Pile in a Crowded Job Search Space

In today’s challenging economy, job seekers will need to implement a strong self-marketing campaign in order to get noticed in a crowded job search space. That campaign starts with strong marketing collateral, particularly a quality resume that quickly gets their Continue reading Getting Your Resume to the Top of the Pile in a Crowded Job Search Space