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Millennial Women Are Actually Pretty Optimistic About Workplace Equality

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 10.13.2015 | Women

According to a new global poll, women under 35 are more positive about their career prospects than their predecessors.  The poll, conducted...

Want To Make America Great Again? Support Working Women.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

If Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and their fellow Republican presidential candidates truly want to make the United States “great again," there’s ...

Baby Steps to Balance: The Journey Towards a Better Life Begins With Your Very First Step

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

We've all been there. You reach that critical breaking point where chaos wins. You've got toothpaste on your suit jacket, your hair is rimmed with gray because you haven't had time to see your stylist in weeks.

Carly Fiorina Is Exceptional In This One Particular Way

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

Say what you will about Carly Fiorina, but in at least one regard, the former CEO and current presidential candidate is exceptional: She’s one ...

A Working Mum's Daily Confession

Catriona Wallis | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Catriona Wallis

While my Italian husband is open-minded and adopts more of an "international" than "traditional Italian" mentality, there is an underlying belief in Latin culture that men should not be expected to help with family responsibilities -- even when both parents work. Last week my husband was called mammo (a vernacular expression for a dad doing a mum's job) by a work colleague.

Competition Killed My Business and I Loved It

The Modern Femme Movement | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
The Modern Femme Movement

A funny thing happened while I was on my way to success, I realized that no one would ever be able to do EXACTLY what I do and vice-versa. That idea was a game-changer. I no longer had to be afraid of anyone in my industry and in-fact, making them allies was going to grow my network a thousand fold now that I was clear on WHO I was in business.

Never Enough

Gina Baski | Posted 09.10.2015 | Women
Gina Baski

Cultural and social messaging constantly reinforce that no matter how hard women work, they will not achieve the same status in the workplace as their male counterparts. When we are passionate at work we are emotional, when we are assertive it is either "that time of the month" or we are just a ball buster.

White-Collar Women Don't Speak Up About Pregnancy Discrimination. Here's Why.

Tom Spiggle | Posted 09.07.2015 | Parents
Tom Spiggle

As someone who works everyday on pregnancy discrimination cases, I have seen time and again cases where white-collar workers are reticent to seek legal help or pursue civil cases, even in the face of blatantly illegal behavior.

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

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.