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Lean Back

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,...

Does the Glass Ceiling Exist or Do We Often Times Create Our Own?

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

After five years of service, I was denied a promotion and salary increase with an explanation of "why should I pay her more for what she already does"? This set off a spark in which I began to think.

The General Congress of Women: Let's Rock the World

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 06.09.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

The time is here for women to join with men in claiming our voices. The foundation has been laid to join and lead together. This opportunity was crafted by those who came before us; generations of men and women who have lived their lives so we can live ours.

The Truth About Super Women

Melissa Francis | Posted 05.25.2013 | Women
Melissa Francis

Here's the most important thing about Super Women you may not be considering: They aren't happier than you are.

Leaning In, Similarly Yet Differently

Carissa K | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
Carissa K

I believe that many of us do have a few different dreams that co-exist. Choice, circumstance, hard work and making your own luck... we all end up on our own unique path, going our own unique direction.

Taking Time to Lean Back

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.19.2013 | Women
meQuilibrium

Rather than "leaning in," we should be exhorting our women and our men, as Arianna does, to take the time to lean back. The problem is, 4 million years of evolution is working against us.

'Leaning Back' Is Not Always 'Holding Yourself Back'

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

Whether you're staying in or leaning back from the career path you thought you were on before your kids were born, learning to negotiate, take risks, partner with your spouse and develop appropriate confidence will help you dive back in to whatever it is you do in the next chapter.

'For Me, Living Is Being Both A Mother And A Doctor'

Dr. Sharon Orrange | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Orrange

Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."

'In 10 Years, Who Will Remember Where You Were?'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Heidi Mulligan Walker

My 5-year-old daughter's birthday assembly at school would be taking place at exactly the same time that our CEO would be addressing us. I remembered a piece of great advice and asked myself, "In 10 years, who will remember where you were on this particular morning?"

I Learned How To Lose Myself -- And I'm Better For It

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Ann Brenoff

While my previous travel adventures, like backpacking for a year after college around Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East had been quests to find myself, this trip was the polar opposite: I wanted to lose myself.

An Unexpected Pregnancy Led To My Best Decision

Meg Buck | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Meg Buck

Sometimes, I look at my youngest son and thank him for joining us when he did. He was quite a surprise, and he altered the direction of our lives. I'll never stop being grateful to him for it.

The 2 Reasons I'm Leaning Back, Not Leaning In

Christina Anderson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Christina Anderson

Wednesday Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg launched the new social network LeanIn.org devoted to helping women encourage each other to "lean in" to their ...

'I Knew I Had To Find A Different Model'

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Laura Rowley

Leaning back against the counterweight of an unyielding work environment and into my own values, I was able to redefine success. And I learned that the unknown can be your friend, if you offer it your hard work and trust.