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Building Flexibility Into The Way We Work

Erin L. Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Erin L. Kelly

To move beyond decades of discussing work-life balance to meaningful change, employers need to shift from one-off accommodations. It's time to make working efficiently, creatively, sustainably and flexibly the new norm.

Work-Family Conflict is Not the Problem. Overwork Is.

Robin J. Ely | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Robin J. Ely

A person must continually re-subscribe to the work-family narrative -- and to the illusion of wholeness it provides -- in order to block out any feelings of being denied the basic human need for a life infused with both work and love.

Why You Should Hire a Mom

CT Working Moms | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
CT Working Moms

While there are a growing number of full-time opportunities listed on job posting boards, relatively few organization are willing to hire people into part-time or flex-time options. Employers of America are missing out on perhaps our greatest resource.

Lean In or Lean Back? How about Bend Down?

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Margery Leveen Sher

These days, we have so much publicly-expressed angst among women and eminent advice-givers. But as we commemorate this National Work and Family Month,...

WATCH: The Biggest Challenges Of Working Remotely

Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living

It's undeniable that working remotely offers employees more freedom, but does the flexibility make it harder to strike a successful work-life balance?...

Why Aren't Women Getting Flex Time At Work -- When Their Male Coworkers Are?

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.14.2013 | Women

More American workers are asking for flex time than ever before, but according to a new study by researchers from the Yale School of Management, Harva...

How Working From Home Could Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.22.2013 | Women

Flexible working policies have been championed by the likes of Sheryl Sandberg and other influential women as a viable solution to the work-life bala...

WATCH: Tory Burch's Secret To Success

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.19.2013 | Women

Tory Burch has created a multi-billion-dollar fashion empire, and she's done it in a way that's completely in line with her values. What's her secret ...

8 Pieces Of Work-Life Balance Advice From Post-50 Celebs

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty

"I'm a proponent of following your heart in life. If you follow your heart it leads you to your higher purpose -- it leads you to your higher life. If...

Ann Brenoff: How I'm Succeeding On My Own Terms In My 60s

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I am fond of telling people that I became a journalist because I wanted to make a difference. Actually, what I wanted to do was change the world.

What I Want for (Working) Mother's Day

Jennifer Owens | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Owens

While these Working Mother's Day "gifts" may take effort, I'm no longer willing to wait for them. I do not want to have wish these gifts for my daughter; I want them now.

Creating Company Culture That Cares About Caregivers

Sherri Snelling | Posted 06.08.2013 | Fifty
Sherri Snelling

As America tunes in for another season of TV's "Mad Men," I thought about the workplace changes being played out on the series. If Matt Weiner could flash forward to today's work environment, I hope he'd show the biggest issue facing America's workers today: caregiving.

Lean In? No thanks. I'd Rather Lean On.

Kim Siegal | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Kim Siegal

So, if we are going to create a rallying cry or even just a catch phrase around modern woman work/family empowerment, I would vote for "lean on" instead of "lean in."

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: 'Lean In' and Get Your Butt to the Office!

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Joanne Bamberger

They may mean well, but the ways they are going about these two goals will only take us back to the time when we had to sneak out of the office to get home for dinner (oh, wait, Sandberg admits she did that) and increase the mom guilt I thought we'd all agreed wasn't good for anybody.

Careful, 'Having It All' Women, Your Privilege Is Showing

Christine Pelosi | Posted 04.29.2013 | Women
Christine Pelosi

In order to get to that leadership table in Congress or the C suite, women cannot be marginalized, either directly by work policies that exclude their employment or by "having it all" media debates so rarified that they exclude their participation.

The Harsh Reality Of Flexible Work Schedules

Emily Peck | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Emily Peck

Guys, workplace flexibility isn't just a chick thing and until everyone gets on the same page about that, using so-called flex-time could actually do ...

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?