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I Lost My Job, But Might Find Myself

Abby Heugel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Abby Heugel

Although it's still raw, there's a sense that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and that maybe this is just what I needed to find something that is healthier for me -- physically and mentally.

I Was Harassed For 3 Years And Didn't Realize It

Katie Gard | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Katie Gard

I'll admit. Saying I didn't realize it is probably inaccurate and a little bit insulting to the level of my intelligence. So. How does one fairly level-headed, zero-bullshit, astutely self-aware human not fully grasp the fact that what she is experiencing is harassment?

23 Things Women Apologize For All The Time (And Don't Need To)

Bustle | Posted 12.11.2014 | Women

Are we apologizing in order to navigate our way through a still-sexist workplace, where issuing normal demands and requests can still brand a woman as "difficult" in the eyes of her coworkers? Are we apologizing to appear more likable? Are we genuinely stepping on a lot of strangers' feet?

10 Money Lies To Stop Telling Yourself By 30

LearnVest | Posted 03.30.2014 | Women

Even though you're all grown up, you might still feel like a freshman when it comes to your money. And that's ok -- except for the fact that this is one very important decade when it comes to reaching your financial goals.

Why Child Care Costs Are the Best Investment

Sandra Shpilberg | Posted 02.10.2014 | Money
Sandra Shpilberg

The cost of child care may be a large percentage of your salary now, but your salary today is a fraction of what it can be in the future if you stay in the workforce, and nurture your career, along with your children.

Why I Lie to My Parents About How Much I Make

LearnVest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

I realized that if I continued to bail my parents out, nothing would ever change for them. They needed to get on a better financial track, and coming to their rescue wasn't going to help them do that.

Why I Don't Want Work-Life Balance

The Levo League | Posted 11.05.2013 | Women
The Levo League

I don't have work friends and life friends, I just have friends. I don't have designated work time and play time, I just have my 24 hours to manage. I don't have work-life balance, I have work-life blend -- and I couldn't be happier.

Are Single Women Discriminated Against At Work?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.26.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

As employers have gotten used to working parents leaving at a reasonable hour and not working weekends, they've gotten used to single staffers, particularly single women, picking up the work that employees with kids won't get to.

The Real Reason Some Women Are More Engaged At Work

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Women are still paid less than men by the same employer for the same work and are still underrepresented at the executive level across a multitude of fields. Yet guess who a recent Gallup report found are more dedicated employees? Women.

Do Women Need To Stop Hugging At Work?

Emma Gray | Posted 07.20.2013 | Women
Emma Gray

Do we need to issue a carte blanche opinion on how all women should interact with all coworkers? Office culture is highly variable. When you work in an industry that requires long hours and at a company that encourages office bonding, you're bound to create connections that extend beyond your desk.

'Office Moms' Aren't New, But They Say A Lot About What We Need At Work

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

She forms close personal relationships with mostly younger women in the office, and she is especially present in mostly female workplaces. She makes sure there are lots and lots of cupcakes. And she represents what a lot of offices could use more of.

Milling Maize for the Maasai, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 01.16.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

John Mopel Napais hails from Kenya's Maasai Mara, whose endless savannas are home to a mostly nomadic population.

The Village Technology Hub, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 01.09.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Eliud Mathu is a young entrepreneur who created a multi-service technology boutique in a small village in the rugged mountains of Kenya's Rift Valley. He used a Zidisha loan of $536 to buy a computer and a scanner-printer for the boutique.

A New Bill Gates, From Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories

Julia Kurnia | Posted 01.07.2013 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities faced by the the aspiring middle class in the world's least developed countries.

The Village Matriarch, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 12.25.2012 | Impact
Julia Kurnia

Serah Wanjiku Mukuria works at the Mugaa Village Secondary School, a rare rural high school nestled in the highlands of Kenya's Rift Valley, as a secretary (many people affectionately call her "Madam Secretary") and also takes care of her farm and animals.

How 8 Real Women Fought Back Against Debt--And Won

LearnVest | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women

Debt can often seem unconquerable. Whether you're facing down student loans or a mountain of credit card bills, it can seem like you'll never be able ...

Madame Ndeye Bineta Sarr, The Fashion Creator, From 'Venture: A Collection of True Microfinance Stories'

Julia Kurnia | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Julia Kurnia

West Africa is famous for its vibrant traditional clothing, and many women in Dakar make a living from sewing traditional dresses. Yet in this competitive market, Ndeye has carved out a niche for herself thanks to sheer artistic genius.

Confession: I Earn More Than My Female Coworkers

LearnVest | Posted 12.08.2012 | Women

ne gets an office; the other gets a cubicle. The one with the office earns a significant amount more. Now, for the riddle: Which paralegal is female?

After College, Somewhere To Start

Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.22.2012 | Women
Nina Bahadur

Young women I know equate success with perfection. Many of us feel an intense amount of pressure to make the 'right' decisions, from the life-changing to the completely trivial.

Emma Gray

Study Shows Women Aren't Out To Get One Another In The Workplace | Emma Gray | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women

We’ve seen her depicted time and time again -- Miranda Priestly in "The Devil Wears Prada," Katharine Parker in "Working Girl," Amanda Woodward on "...

The New York Times Wants to Help These Guys Get a Date

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

The point of the article seems to be two-fold: to underscore how predominantly male Silicon Valley is, in case you were not already apprised of that fact, and to help these guys get dates.

How Credit Card Debt Almost Cost Me What Matters Most

Cristie Ritz King | Posted 05.07.2012 | Women
Cristie Ritz King

I had to be honest with my kids and confess to them we were also out of money and couldn't get more gas.

Crucial Skills Female Entrepreneurs Can Learn from How Men Date

Christina A. Brodbeck | Posted 12.31.2011 | Women
Christina A. Brodbeck

Startup life is a lot like dating. You and your investors meet over coffee, over dinner, get to know each other better, all with the goal of seeing if there is a spark and a good fit for partnership.

Put Yourself On The List

Christina Norman | Posted 12.07.2011 | Women
Christina Norman

Why am I willing to give up my own sanity and balance to maintain everyone else's?

Blessed Be the Risk Takers

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.02.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The minute we realize we're afraid to do something new, that's precisely when we should jump out of the proverbial plane.