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A Fresh Approach to Supporting Working Parents -- It's About More Than Paid Leave

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Jennifer Owens

The Working Parent Support Coalition, announced this week at the 11th annual Clinton Global Initiative, brings with it an intriguingly fresh approach to the ongoing fight for better workplace support for working families.

How Can I Be a Professional Role Model for My Child When I Work From Home?

Scott Valins | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Scott Valins

Working from home while parenting presents a massive set of challenges, rewards and obstacles. Yes. Am I thankful to observe the daily growth of my daughter? Yes. Am I perplexed as to how I can be a professional role model to my daughter when she interprets my 'computer time' as play - Absolutely.

You Have the Same 24 Hours as Beyonce

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Recently, I overheard a group of women talking about this popular quote on Pinterest: "You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce" I hap...

No One Right Way: Maternity Leave and Leadership Implications for Women in the Workplace

Teresa Hopke | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Teresa Hopke

There is no one right way. We can only make the choices that are right for ourselves and our families. The key, however, is that women (and men) feel free to make those choices, without being sidelined or made to feel less than--either personally or professionally.

Why a Pattern Interrupt Is Just What You Need

Helen Roe | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Helen Roe

Routines are great for getting us out of bed in the morning and keeping the momentum alive. We know exactly what to do and when. But what about creativity in this busy predictable time?

Breastfeeding and Work: Let's Make It Work!

Flavia Bustreo | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact
Flavia Bustreo

Access to many of the basic tools, equipment and medicines needed to ensure the newborns are delivered safely and survive their first day was just a dream. Even in these precarious situations, most babies did have access to the single most important health intervention: breastfeeding.

Ditch Work-Life Balance and Find Real Happiness: Part II

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 07.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Part II: Your Blissful Others Well hello again! The last time we met we discussed the notion that the real problem with work/life balance isn't that...

Nonprofit Boards Prepare -- The Millennial Workforce Is Coming!

Eugene Fram | Posted 06.19.2015 | Business
Eugene Fram

Yes, the millennials are coming! The research shows that their values relate well to missions of many nonprofit organizations. To interest the best and the brightest, nonprofit workplaces, as experienced by older generations, will need to change in strange ways!

Why This Mompreneur Is Taking an Entire Month Off and Why You Might Want to Do The Same

Katie O'Brien | Posted 02.18.2015 | Small Business
Katie O'Brien

When you're an entrepreneur, there's no such thing as use it or lose it vacation time. Being an entrepreneur is pretty much a 24/7 job. Add being a mother into the mix, you've got another 24/7 job on your plate.

Dear Executive: A Holiday Wish...

Christine McKinney Pfeiffer | Posted 02.15.2015 | Business
Christine McKinney Pfeiffer

Yes... you in the C-Suite. You worked very hard to get where you are. Your name is in the box at the top of that organization chart. Congratulations and happy holidays! You are smart, well connected, and you have great intentions. (Let's be also had some lucky breaks along the way).

My 12-Step Digital Detox for a Healthier and More Productive 2015

Martin O’Leary | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Martin O’Leary

I've decided it's time to fight back and take action against my digital overlords. However, the reality is I actually love these digital distractions, so rather than going cold turkey, I've come up with a realistic 12-step plan to a healthier and more productive life in this digital world.

When the 'Default Parent' Goes Remote

Kerry Lyons | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Kerry Lyons

As much as I might b*tch about the role I play, how exhausting it is, how overwhelmed I am, blah blah blah, I love it. And them.

Trusting the Crowd and the Machines

Despina Katsikakis | Posted 01.19.2015 | Business
Despina Katsikakis

The business environment of the future needs to trust people and technology and provide flexibility and choice for employees to connect with complementary skills across a network, to work together on challenges, to learn fast, unlock their passion and improve performance.

Reddit's CEO Says He Resigned Because He Was Exhausted

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

It's not easy being in charge of "the front page of the Internet."

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 12.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Work/Life Balance for the Generations

Cathy Leibow | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
Cathy Leibow

In honor of National Work and Family Month, I wanted to talk about an unprecedented phenomenon occurring in today's workplace. For the first time ever, three generations are working together.

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

Too Busy for Work-Life Balance?

Ingrid Peschke | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ingrid Peschke

Recently, I blocked out a weekday evening, which meant getting carpools for the kids and planning carefully for dinner and homework, so I could devote more time to prayer. It's making all the difference and I'm defending this commitment just like the time I calendar for daily walks.

Microaggression: The New Workplace Bigotry

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Microaggressions are the negative assumptions we make about people that limit their humanity and value. As progressive as many workplaces are, we might be surprised that our everyday interactions are filled with microaggressions that undermine our self-worth and productivity.

24 Things Only People Who Work Entirely Too Much Will Understand

Chevonne Harris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Women
Chevonne Harris

To all the people who are on a first-name basis with the office cleaning crew, are unfazed by empty parking lots on dark nights and can't go more than 20 minutes without checking an email, this one's for you.

Choose Your Work/Life Path Based on Fit, Not Fear

Kathryn Sollmann | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Kathryn Sollmann

Just about every human experiences some level of fear and self-doubt. If that's what you're feeling, how do you get yourself out of a constrained life frame?

The Origin of the 8 Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It

Leonhard Widrich | Posted 03.09.2014 | Business
Leonhard Widrich

For most of us it is obvious that knowing how long the average person works every day has little to do with how efficient or productive that pattern is. At least, that is what I personally found for my own productivity. So what's the the right hourly rate?

Domestic Duties Impact Women of Main Street As Well As Wall Street

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

In all different industries at all different income levels, couples are struggling with how to balance two careers and home life.

The 'Happiness' Startup: Rules to Live By

Gurbaksh Chahal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
Gurbaksh Chahal

Sometimes we wonder through our successes and triumphs -- for whom are we doing this for? And, I have one answer: You're doing it for you.

An Open Letter to Marissa Mayer About the Yahoo Review Process

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

I've been busy managing my new global team, now that all those WFH slackers have been let go. Who says you can't manage 72 people across six different time zones? Not you! The best part: I never have to worry about getting enough face time at the office. Am I right?