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Mompreneur Spotlight: Founder of Stella and Dot, Jessica Herrin

Anjali Varma | Posted 03.31.2015 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

When Jessica Herrin had her "aha moment" she was standing in an elevator full of Mary Kay saleswomen after they had just attended their annual sales conference. In that short elevator ride, Herrin was struck by the women's excitement and affinity towards the brand they were selling.

5 Pieces Of Career Wisdom From Women Who've Made It

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.31.2015 | Women

Creating a successful career doesn't happen overnight -- take it from the women who've done it. Created by SheKnows Media and BlogHer, a new video...

International Women's Day Means More Than Looking Beyond -- It Means Looking Below

Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan | Posted 03.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan

It's Women's History Month, and Sunday we will celebrate International Women's Day. It's the time of year where we remember women and all our accomplishments, our struggles, our fierceness and our gains. The time of year where women in corporate settings are honored.

Fair Play -- Equal Laws for Equal Working Opportunities for Women

Christine Lagarde | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Christine Lagarde

Despite some progress over the past few years, gender-based legal restrictions remain significant. Almost 90 percent of countries have at least one important restriction in the books, and some have many.

Emily Peck

Why Living In France Is Way Better For Working Parents

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 02.20.2015 | Business

The percentage of U.S. women working ticked up only one percentage point since 1990. We now rank 17th on the list of 22 OECD countries.

12 Life Lessons I Wish I Knew At 16

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 02.19.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

When I was 16, I didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do as a "job" or really what a "career" was. I was more worried about boys, boobs (which I lacked at the time) and getting through school. If I knew then what I know now, I might have relaxed and enjoyed the journey more.

Surrendering to Motherhood and What I've Learned

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Grainger

My word for 2015 is "surrender." To the little person who has taken over my life and given it a whole new meaning. So far, this is what I've learnt on my journey from the corporate world to motherhood.

Men And Women Prefer Egalitarian Relationships -- If Policies Support Them

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama came out in full support of paid family leave, an option that's currently unavailable fo...

5 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary, Every Time

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Negotiating your salary shows your employer that you are capable, confident and comfortable with what you have to offer. Those skills are the ones your employer will value when it comes to increasing your level of responsibility, trusting you with clients and promoting you.

How to Bet On Yourself and Win in 2015

Annette Saldana | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Annette Saldana

Every New Year dreams are launched. Resolutions made. Goals are set. We spend time reflecting and wondering about what the future holds. Will we reach our goals? Will we know success? How can we improve and adjust?

The Morning Routines of 13 Ambitious Millennial Women

Rhonesha Byng | Posted 03.17.2015 | Women
Rhonesha Byng

First off, can I be honest? The concept of having a put together "morning routine" is great and all but when you're hustling, grinding and you're not the boss, mornings typically aren't easy. In truth, most of us are barely making it out of the door.

The Working Woman's Guide to Creating Meaningful and Transformative Goals

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 03.16.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

Through this step-by-step process to creating meaningful and transformative goals for this next year, not only will you be superwoman at work, but you'll thrive in all areas of your life and realize the most fulfilling year of your life yet!

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: Because Getting Pregnant in MA Shouldn't Mean Losing Your Job

MotherWoman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Parents
MotherWoman

The Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), will be introduced into the House and the Senate on Wednesday, by Senator Lovely, Rep. Story and Rep. Rogers, to combat discrimination by ensuring that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs unnecessarily, or denied reasonable job modifications that would allow them to continue working and supporting their families.

Networking Is a Key Strategy in Your Job Search

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 03.15.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

Gone are the days where the only way of finding a new job was through an advert, or even a recruiter. With the increase in social media, companies have endless means of sourcing talent. However, one rule of thumb still applies today "it's not what you know, but who you know."

The Search for the Perfect Purse

Jane Cutler Yepez | Posted 03.14.2015 | Style
Jane Cutler Yepez

The purse, otherwise known as the handbag, might be a woman's most important accessory. But even the word accessory minimizes its role in an organized life.

The 'Somebody' Syndrome: Are We Milestone Biased?

Kat Cowley | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Cowley

This isn't about hurtful comment vindication. Upsetting comments and their narrators will come and go -- what it is about a collective cultural tolerance.

5 Powerful Reasons to Be a Woman in Japan

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Amy Chavez

You may think Japan isn't a very good country for women, but you'd be wrong. While there are huge shortcomings in gender gaps in the workplace, economy and politics, in other sectors of Japanese society some would argue that Japanese women have "too much" power.

Mom Returns To Work

Devorah Blachor | Posted 02.28.2015 | Parents
Devorah Blachor

TRAINING: Mastered multitasking skills such as food consumption while driving, cooking, cleaning and exercising; achieved basic first-aid proficiency after staff member swallowed a Tinkerbell magnet.

Are We the World's Most Anti-Worker Nation?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.14.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

Not only do we rank 26th in median wealth, we also are the most anti-employee country in the developed world. Actually, the two go together because rising inequality results from our pro-Wall Street and anti-worker policies.

The Great Communicator

Marcia Liss | Posted 02.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Don't Give Up! How to Push Through When All You Feel Like Doing Is Quitting

Janice Windt | Posted 02.05.2015 | Parents
Janice Windt

How do we keep going without losing our peace, our sanity and rolled eyeballs into the northernmost parts of our brains? How do we keep perspective and gratitude and love foremost in our minds and hearts rather than resorting to pain and shouting?

The Supreme Court Should Say 'No' to Pregnancy Discrimination

Debra L. Ness | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Debra L. Ness

There is no question that the authors of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act intended to prohibit unequal treatment for pregnant workers. No employer should be allowed to act as if it is exempt from the law.

Why You Don't Know She's a Military Veteran and Four Things You Can Do

Graciela Tiscareno-Sato | Posted 01.26.2015 | Women
Graciela Tiscareno-Sato

But while we prepare our service members to hang up their uniforms and to enter the civilian workforce, we must stop the media vomit of stories that position military women as victims because the truth is the exact opposite of that.

14 Things No Woman Should Ever Have To Fear

Lexi Herrick | Posted 01.15.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Stick to your opinions and values. Be who you are. If you spend your life fearing the perceptions of others, you will never truly perfect the perception that you have of yourself.

The Elephant at the Roundtable

Latifa Lyles | Posted 12.31.2014 | Parents
Latifa Lyles

Enabling more women to work through improved access to child care can also help mitigate the gender wage gap for lifetime earnings.