Imagine: A woman walks into a corporate job interview and her arms are covered in tattoos. Now, imagine another woman with no tattoos, but rather, apparent breast implants walking into the same interview. They are equally qualified for the position -- who is more likely to get the job?
A man who owns a small business may be able to get away with a good suit, some nice shirts, and a few striped ties when needed, but women need to be more creative. They want to look professional and fashionable, without being boring.
In his SOTU speech, President Obama talked about the need to improve wages for all Americans, with a special emphasis on raising the minimum wage. But economic inequality exists as much because of oversized compensation at the top as it does because of inadequate pay at the bottom.
Always remember, choosing your path, whether corporate or entrepreneurial, is not a popularity contest. It is instead, a life-long decision that has a significant effect on both your personal and professional lives.
The fundamental lessons I learned on the basketball court have shaped the way I handle pressure, success and failure in the business world. Competitive sports equipped me with the tools I need to thrive in Corporate America and beyond.
The secret is out. When it comes to women hitting the corporate glass ceiling, the elephant in the room has broken through. Women can have it all... as long as they have a wife at home to take care of the kids.
In the United States, women fill fewer than 17 percent of leadership positions and corporate board seats -- even though we represent about 50 percent of the workforce. So, is it possible for today's woman to break through these barriers?
Today the Teamsters and American workers face a moment of reckoning. The time has come where people must stand up and say enough is enough to companies that seek to take advantage of employees and taxpayers.
Although we have a long way to go before we have truly trans-friendly workplaces, many of our nation's leading companies are taking important steps toward protecting trans employees in the absence of state and federal legislation. It's time that the federal government did its part.
The old way -- where employees compete against one another for status, raises and promotions, where one person winning means another one must lose, where one withholds from their co-workers because their managers stack-rank their people against each other -- yeah, that day is over.
Will we finally see the umpire that the Chief Justice promised us? Or will he continue to move the foul lines and alter the strike zone to favor the rich and the powerful? Americans should keep their eyes on the Court.