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Fear of Missing Out: My Journey From the Spotlight to Small Business

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.31.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

There comes a time, no matter what industry you're in, whether you have a steady and ready desk job, whether you live the exciting life of a traveling food show host, or whether you stay at home, you make a choice. You feel as if you are prepared to do more. You can stay where you are and do more there or you can do more in another separate arena.

What I Learned From Being Sick

Rachel Hollis | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Rachel Hollis

About a year and a half ago I was really sick. When it first started I thought maybe I was fighting the flu or that I wasn't getting enough sleep. B...

Judge Fines Attorney For Making Menopause 'Joke'

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.28.2015 | Fifty

Menopause is no joking matter. It's an important lesson that cost one male lawyer a pretty penny. Attorney Camilo Salas found himself at the center of...

Should You Wear a Ring to an Interview?

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

My wedding ring was the first ring that I've worn on that finger (no engagement ring). I was so proud of the man I married, yet still harbored something inside me that felt less valuable to this work team because I was a married woman.

Paid Sick Days Would Move Women Closer to Equality

Ellen Bravo | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Our opponents refer to paid sick days as "fringe benefits," an "extra" handed out by employers when they can afford it. But the reality is, sick time should be a basic part of compensation, a minimum standard that keeps employers from docking workers' pay or kicking them out of a job for being a good parent or following doctor's orders.

Helping the Overwhelmed Working Woman Put Down Her Super Cape

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

Maria's message was clear. She was totally overwhelmed, exhausted, and felt like she just wasn't good enough... good enough at anything. Being anything less than superwoman felt like failure. The more I listened to Maria, the more I knew the time had come... the time for Maria to put down her super cape.

6 Steps to a Career Plan that Actually Works

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Megan Dalla-Camina

Over my 20-year corporate career working for some of the worlds largest companies like GE, PwC and IBM, and more than a decade of coaching women on their careers and leadership development, I have developed six key steps to building a career plan that works.

New Report Signals National Emergency for Families

Ellen Bravo | Posted 08.21.2015 | Impact
Ellen Bravo

The U.S. is currently the only major country in the world where mothers aren't guaranteed paid leave after childbirth -- forcing many to return to work before they are ready. Only 13 percent of U.S. workers have access to paid family leave through their employers.

The Status Quo Isn't Working for Women in America

Carly Fiorina | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Carly Fiorina

For a lot of women in this country, the status quo means trying to earn enough for your family while spending less and less time with them. It means living paycheck to paycheck while praying you don't get sick. The political classes of both parties have failed women and working families in this country.

What is The Modern Femme Movement?

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 08.06.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

The Modern Femme Movement is a widespread community of female entrepreneurs, small business owners and powerhouse women that are committed to redefining success while crafting balanced lives that exercise our professional muscles while also being our best selves for our children, family, friends and self.

Hooray for Netflix

Martha Burk | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Martha Burk

Netflix made a giant leap ahead of 99 percent of corporate America this week when it announced an unlimited first year leave policy for new parents. We can only hope other companies hop on this bandwagon. But a bigger question is why access to family leave has to depend on where you work.

Women And Minorities More Likely Than Ever To Be Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

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Men See Powerful Women As Threats To Their Masculinity, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women

Academic studies can be fascinating... and totally confusing. So we decided to strip away all of the scientific jargon and break them down for you....

Don't Leave When You Leave

Joan Williams | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Joan Williams

Another great article by Claire Cain Martin documents that younger professional women are more likely than their elders to plan on taking a career break when they have kids. For them, Sheryl Sandberg's famous advice -- Don't Leave Before You Leave -- can now be supplemented with new advice: Don't Leave When You Leave.

Working Mother Heads To Washington, D.C.

Regan Long | Posted 07.29.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

At one point or another, we all will have to separate from our baby, no matter what age they are. That being said, some parents are forced to do this in an unfathomable amount of time. When we look at an average leave being 6-12 weeks of unpaid leave in the United States, for many, that would be a gift.

Help Banish the Motherhood Penalty

MotherWoman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
MotherWoman

Women are not asking for more than we are worth but we do not want to be paid less than a man who is doing the same job that we are. We want fairness, nothing more, nothing less.

Mompreneur Spotlight: How to Build a Following & Make a Living on YouTube

Anjali Varma | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Anjali Varma

Judy Travis began sharing videos of beauty tips that she recorded on her handheld camera when she was in college. 7 years later, she is a mom of 3 girls, has 5 YouTube channels, millions of subscribers, hundreds of millions of views, and both her and her husband have made a career leveraging her thriving YouTube presence.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

Tristan Prettyman: From Sad Love Songs to Sweet Lullabies?

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 06.22.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

Prettyman's hit songs shared an authentic vulnerability in which listeners could relate. So how will her fans identify with the jubilantly in love and now pregnant version of their Prettyman?

Companies Take Note: There's Incredible Talent Hiding in Plain Sight

Lisa Levey | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Lisa Levey

I am stymied by this paradox whereby an enormous source of talent -- professional women seeking to reenter the workforce -- are literally hiding in plain sight. These women are driven, smart, capable and incredibly energized about returning to the workforce.

Trial By Night

Margaret Klaw | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Margaret Klaw

Back in my kitchen, a lid covers a pan, a knife gets washed and put away, wine is sipped, candles are lit. This is what I love, the combination of instinct and skill, a production you can't script. You just watch it unfold.

5 Difficult People You'll Meet at Work and How to Deal With Them

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Jamee Tenzer

You can either allow him or her to make life unpleasant, or you can embrace the opportunity to learn from the experience while maintaining your sense of humor, integrity and sanity.

10 Things Your Mom Never Told You About Work

Lori Osterberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Lori Osterberg

The concept that women could do it all was alive and well as I transitioned from student to working adult. And as a young, naïve woman looking for a way to bring it all into my life, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Why can't women have it all?

Why Work/Life Balance Is a Big Fat Lie

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Life is movement. It is a constant series of evolution, growth, stretching and, at times, constriction. So instead of reaching for an ideal that is completely counter to the very essence of life itself, why not seek to value and fully integrate the various aspects of you into one seamless reality?

Extraordinary: Facebook Says 'Not On Our Watch' to Poverty Wages, Family Unfriendly Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.13.2015 | Business
Debra L. Ness

Wow. Today's announcement by Facebook marks the dawn of a new day in this country. At a time when federal lawmakers are dragging their feet on fair and family friendly workplace policies, corporate America is beginning to step up by adopting these policies voluntarily.