I don't have work friends and life friends, I just have friends. I don't have designated work time and play time, I just have my 24 hours to manage. I don't have work-life balance, I have work-life blend -- and I couldn't be happier.
As employers have gotten used to working parents leaving at a reasonable hour and not working weekends, they've gotten used to single staffers, particularly single women, picking up the work that employees with kids won't get to.
Women are still paid less than men by the same employer for the same work and are still underrepresented at the executive level across a multitude of fields. Yet guess who a recent Gallup report found are more dedicated employees? Women.
Do we need to issue a carte blanche opinion on how all women should interact with all coworkers? Office culture is highly variable. When you work in an industry that requires long hours and at a company that encourages office bonding, you're bound to create connections that extend beyond your desk.
She forms close personal relationships with mostly younger women in the office, and she is especially present in mostly female workplaces. She makes sure there are lots and lots of cupcakes. And she represents what a lot of offices could use more of.
Eliud Mathu is a young entrepreneur who created a multi-service technology boutique in a small village in the rugged mountains of Kenya's Rift Valley. He used a Zidisha loan of $536 to buy a computer and a scanner-printer for the boutique.
Venture is a rich and readable collection of true microfinance stories. It is written for anyone who would like to better understand the realities faced by the the aspiring middle class in the world's least developed countries.
Serah Wanjiku Mukuria works at the Mugaa Village Secondary School, a rare rural high school nestled in the highlands of Kenya's Rift Valley, as a secretary (many people affectionately call her "Madam Secretary") and also takes care of her farm and animals.
West Africa is famous for its vibrant traditional clothing, and many women in Dakar make a living from sewing traditional dresses. Yet in this competitive market, Ndeye has carved out a niche for herself thanks to sheer artistic genius.