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Women Entrepreneurship Enters A Golden Age

Stephanie Bergeron | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Stephanie Bergeron

The pendulum of opportunity is swinging toward women willing to take business risk, work in an unsettled environment and fight for success on their own terms.

Can You Really Have It All? The One Question to Ask Yourself Right Now

Katie Kempner | Posted 12.20.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

The concept of whether women can have it all is a question that has been asked many times in many ways over the years. To me, this is having it all. Doing my job, being a mom and getting to see my family. Showing my daughter the value of hard work and having some fun together.

5 Traditionally Male Jobs You Didn't Know Women Pioneered

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

Today, women make up nearly half of America's workforce, and counting. But even as women achieve new levels of success at work, some fields remain hea...

Super Bowl Promotes Female Entrepreneurs On TV's Biggest Stage

Sandy Marshall | Posted 04.05.2014 | Women
Sandy Marshall

In a sea of some of the year's best commercials created by some of the world's biggest brands (almost all led by men), GoldieBlox was founded and is run by a female entrepreneur. And the ad was voted in by a popular vote.

The Woman Behind the Man? The Rationale of a Reluctant Stay-at-Home Mom

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I'm fortunate that my husband makes a good living right now. So much so that, baring any unforeseen circumstances, I won't have to work again. (And maybe I won't.) To many, that's a dream. To me, it's a death.

Sexism Alive and Well at Harvard Business School?

Keven Bellows | Posted 11.16.2013 | Business
Keven Bellows

It's hard to believe that women whose success in school and careers was sufficient to grant them entry into the rarified world of the Harvard Business School would still be susceptible to the pressures of adolescence. Social conditioning dies hard.

Is There a 'Best Time' to Have Kids?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 10.16.2013 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

A new study from the London School of Economics found that an increasing number of younger women are choosing to have children earlier, with the idea that they'll return to, or even start, their careers later on.

Why I Dress to Impress Myself at Work

Lindsay Pattison | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Lindsay Pattison

Of course, how we present ourselves as women in our daily working lives has nothing to do with beauty pageants or red carpets. That said, appearance is a component of the professional toolkit.

4 Ways to Deal With a Tyrant Boss

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business
Jocelyn Greenky

Many of the girls who call ask about what they should do when the Ugly Step Sister is either a direct supervisor or someone highly influential in the company. These women I refer to as the Wicked Step Mothers.

The Seed and the Soil: A 50/50 Career Deal

Laura Liswood | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Laura Liswood

Organizations teach their employees how to handle diverse technical products and diverse ways to generate revenue. They know that nourishing excellence in employees requires a fertile soil. Having an organization filled with diverse individuals also requires that same level of rich soil.

Lean In and Why Women's Brains Are Wired for Leadership

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

When Sandberg urges women to "lean in" and examine ways in which they might be undercutting their career potential, she's suggesting that women may need a new roadmap to reach the executive suite in higher numbers.

What It's (Really) Like to Hang With Sheryl Sandberg

Emily Bennington | Posted 05.22.2013 | Women
Emily Bennington

Last Monday I hopped in a cab en route to meet Sheryl Sandberg. Yes, THAT Sheryl Sandberg. COO of Facebook. Third-wave feminist poster child. Architect of the national love affair we're having with women and work. Maybe you've heard of her.

Sheryl Sandberg's Four Communication Lessons for Women

Bess Gallanis | Posted 05.16.2013 | Women
Bess Gallanis

Whatever you think about her message, Sandberg is a role model for savvy leadership communication. Career success means taking risks and advocating for your own best interests, the very behaviors that our culture discourages in girls and women.

Wonder Where the Women in Power Are? Look to Silicon Valley

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology
Penny Herscher

There is a tectonic shift happening and we're living the future right now here in technologyland. Women are gaining and holding power at a rate we have never seen before and finally they are openly talking about it.

This Is What Directors Look Like (Or at Least 9% of Them)

Maddy Lederman | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Maddy Lederman

In a liberal industry like entertainment, women are still far behind their male counterparts.

Why Work-Life Balance Is a False Narrative

Dr. Patty Ann Tublin | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patty Ann Tublin

In spite of the fact that work-life balance as portrayed in the media has become as elusive as the search for the Holy Grail, women continue to desperately seek it out. Consequently, we are left feeling exhausted and guilty for failure to obtain an unachievable goal!

Passing the Torch of Leadership

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As I turn on the television to tune into the news, I see powerful examples of female leadership. When I see Secretary of State Hilary Clinton or First Lady Michelle Obama, I stand in awe of their willingness to break the glass ceiling for generations of women to come.

Orthopedic Surgery: Women on the Rise in a Male-Dominated Field

Dr. Mary I. O'Connor | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Dr. Mary I. O'Connor

As the population continues to age, the need for orthopedic surgeons will increase. In order to continue to attract the best and the brightest, orthopedics needs to attract women students.

In Defense of Smash: What It Shows Us About Women and Careers

Dina Gachman | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Dina Gachman

What's most interesting about Smash is each of the character's attempts to balance their burning desire for a career in theater with the demands of relationships, marriages, and children.

Why Your Career Is Stalling (When You're Doing Everything Right)

Posted 12.13.2011 | Women

Dear women trying to get ahead in the workplace and blaming yourself for not advancing: It's not you, it's them. A new study from the nonprofit gro...

The WIE Network: Finding Common Ground

Deborah Stambler | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women
Deborah Stambler

"We all share common goals of wanting to be happy and successful, to have families and dynamic careers. And that's what the WIE Symposium is about, setting aside our differences and uniting behind our common aspirations."

Averting Casual Dress Code Disasters

Posted 11.13.2011 | Women

Do you find relaxed dress codes at work actually relaxing -- or a new source of stress? This week on AOL Jobs, Claire Gordon wrote about the way te...

Getting A Grip On Power: 10 Tips For A Successful Career

Posted 10.30.2011 | Women

Ever since Fortune, in 1998, started ranking the top women in business (yes, we were first), I've been asking the stars of the Most Powerful Women lis...

Is Your Engagement Ring Hurting Your Career?

Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.18.2011 | Women
Katherine Bindley

Stressing about what to wear to a big job interview? Instead of debating skirt or pants, suit or not, some hiring managers say it's the ring you should think about ditching -- your diamond engagement ring, that is.

Networking To Find A Job Works Great -- If You're A Man

AOL Jobs | Posted 10.16.2011 | Women

Who said the Old Boys Club is no longer? Those suffering through the worst of the recession have grown accustomed to filling out hundreds of job appli...