The Power of Words and the NBA’s Silver Lining

During a brief and sobering press conference yesterday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced that the Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, who was recorded making racist remarks to his now estranged mistress, will be fined $2.5 million and banned from the Continue reading The Power of Words and the NBA’s Silver Lining

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?

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