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Unfortunate Unflexing of U.S. Workplaces

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 04.27.2013 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

What do you call the process by which an employer who offered flexible work arrangements to employees for years suddenly decides to retrograde flexibility? Unflexing.

Marissa's Mistake: Eliminating Workplace Flexibility Is Bad for Business

Rachel Dempsey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Women
Rachel Dempsey

Am I going to have to pretend I won't put my kids first if I want to climb to the top? And if I'm not willing to do that, is that the same as "opting out"? I'm in law school because I want to have a great career, but I refuse to accept that means I'll never have kids -- or, if I do, I'll never see them.

Raise Your Hand If You Like Public Preschool

Margie Omero | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Margie Omero

While support for working women in theory may pervade, so do daily struggles to balance work and family. Efforts to improve preschool options could greatly ease these hardships.

Wow! The Feminine Mystique is 50!

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 04.21.2013 | Women
Margery Leveen Sher

I read Friedan's book in my early 20s, and I credit it with changing my life. I credit it with awakening me to my potential.

How To Choose Your Next Husband

Beverly Willett | Posted 04.16.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

American women are clueless when it comes to knowing what it takes to get married and overcome divorce -- that's the bottom line in Suzanne Venker's new book How to Choose a Husband And Make Peace With Marriage.

Proper Office Attire: Is Side-Boob Ever Appropiate?

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 03.30.2013 | Comedy
Sadie Dingfelder

It's embarrassing when your office manager asks you to please wear a bra to work. It's even worse when that message is delivered to you via telephone -- as in, the game "telephone," where the manager tells your cubicle-mate who tells the receptionist, who gives the message to your best friend.

Sheryl Sandberg's Can of Worms

Heidi Golledge | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Heidi Golledge

Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, misses a key factor in becoming a parent when she suggests that employers should be able to ask female employees about their family plans.

Is Housework a Career Killer?

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.24.2013 | Business
Liz O'Donnell

A new study from the University of California, Berkeley indicates that women who run their households have fewer career ambitions and less interest in promotions and raises at work.

World: Engage a Plan for Women Post-2015

Elischia Fludd | Posted 03.16.2013 | World
Elischia Fludd

The facet of challenges women face worldwide come with entrenched cultural nuances that must be reflected throughout individual aims that each government should commit to reach.

Workplaces for the Ages

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Fifty
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Ph.D.

Let's ring in 2013 with some clarity about what it means for a company to be age-friendly and how best to get there.

POLL: Should You Mix Drinking And Work?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Two things about drinking in the workplace have changed since the Mad Men-era standard of downing five glasses of scotch before noon. 1) You would p...

13 Proven Ways to Balance Work and Family with Ease and Grace

Ashley Ryan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

Having a beautiful family and successful career, you most likely know that having it all can also mean doing it all. Here are 13 proven ways to make things happen with ease, grace and inner peace.

Why Working Women Are More Important Than Ever Before

Posted 12.06.2012 | Women

By: Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily Contributor Published: 12/06/2012 06:27 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily Women are bringing home more income than ...

American Women Deserve the 'Kate Treatment'

Joan Williams | Posted 02.04.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

When women become pregnant in America, they face a strong possibility that their employers will fire them rather than permit more frequent bathroom breaks, place them on light duty, change their shifts, or allow them to work in departments that are "always looking for help."

Blurring the Professional and the Personal With Women and Facebook

Rachel Ryan | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
Rachel Ryan

For those of you debating whether or not to Facebook friend your boss, DO IT. Seeing pictures of your boss with a piña colada on a beach is pretty much the equivalent of a 6-year-old seeing their teacher outside of the classroom. "You're a real person?! Who likes to do things besides give me homework?"

Memo to Moms: Stop Rising Tide of Work Guilt, It's a 'Moldy Blanket'

Carol Evans | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Carol Evans

Working Americans at every level are being asked to produce more than ever before. The result for working moms? Reverse guilt.

One Billion Women

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 01.05.2013 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

One billion women (yes, that's billion with a B) will be entering the global economy for the first time in the next decade alone. Needless to say, those women will dramatically re-shape and re-structure our business world and the global economy, in general.

Political Snoozes: Why a Working Mom Just Can't Stay Awake This Election Season

Randi Mason | Posted 12.26.2012 | Parents
Randi Mason

During the town hall-style debate, I fell asleep about three sentences before Romney's "binders full of women" remark. I didn't learn about it until I saw a couple of biting posts on Facebook the following day.

An Unexpected Path to Having It All

Lisa Conte | Posted 12.23.2012 | Women
Lisa Conte

For family women in the workplace, I contend that a balanced life requires a divorce (an amicable one), a global business, a non-traditional sport and a sleepless elite family pet to keep mom company. Here's how it can work.

'If' Only Romney Understood Women

Joan Fitz-Gerald | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Joan Fitz-Gerald

Romney's answer about equality in the work force began, "if you are going to have women in the workforce, you need to be more flexible." The "if" says a lot about his inability to accept the fact that most women are working outside the home.

The New Girls' Network: Binders upon Binders of Stolen Ideas

Joan Williams | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

What Romney did was a very public example of "The Stolen Idea," a phenomenon women regularly face at work.

The Real Problem with Romney's 'Binders' Blunder

Paige Bradley Frost | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Paige Bradley Frost

Romney's comment was awkward, politically tone deaf and worse, misleading. Still, much of the reaction has been over-hyped and even silly, detracting from discussions of the meatier issues facing women and families and how the next President will tackle them.

Make Your Own Damn Dinner, Mitt

Sheila Quirke | Posted 12.17.2012 | Parents
Sheila Quirke

Do men go hungry, waiting for their working women to tend to their most basic of human needs?

Empowering the Bigger Half

Vicki Escarra | Posted 12.04.2012 | Impact
Vicki Escarra

Historically, women face discrimination in all facets of life, significantly impacting their ability to participate as equal members of society.

Are You 'the Polite Little Girl in the Room'?

Joan Williams | Posted 12.03.2012 | Women
Joan Williams

In this legal environment, sometimes the risk-averse approach of being the polite little girl in the room is, in fact, riskier than going after what you want.