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The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

The Role of Female Empowerment in World-Class Eye Care

Harish Kilaru | Posted 10.21.2014 | Women
Harish Kilaru

But as I read coverage of the Aravind System, every visitor focuses on Aravind's management strategies. In reality, the unreplicable aspect of Aravind -- the reason no other hospital in the world has been able to recreate the system -- is the sisters.

The Counterintuitive, Competitive Advantage: Men with Workplace Flexibility

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

In a refreshing and long overdue shift, men's desire for flexibility has come to the forefront this year, proving that this is not just a women's issue.

Pressing Pause: We Should Applaud Facebook and Apple For Paying Women To Freeze Their Eggs

Anushay Hossain | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Anushay Hossain

Facebook and Apple, for what it is worth, are trying to help their female employees by offering them a choice. It is not perfect, it will not help all women, but it is something huge that they are trying, and for that in itself both companies should be applauded.

Why Caregiver Discrimination Is Bad for Business

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 10.15.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

In order to create or sustain family friendly workplaces, you need buy-in from organizational leadership, effective manager training, and employee accountability. Most companies don't have all three, and as a result they lose their top talent. And, it's costing them a fortune.

Transgender Mother Responds to Being Named 'Working Mother of the Year'

Meghan Stabler | Posted 10.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Meghan Stabler

Working Mother has named me "Working Mother of the Year." In fact, this is the first time a transgender woman has been chosen to receive the magazine's prestigious award. Remarkable, isn't it? Actually, it's not. I'm just like any other mom. What is remarkable is the staggering inequality we working mothers face.

Redefining Success As a Suddenly Single Working Mom

Katy Blevins | Posted 10.13.2014 | Divorce
Katy Blevins

At the ripe old age of 33, I'm suddenly a single mom starting over. Looking out the door at my overgrown lawn, sifting through a mountain of unpaid bills, pondering trash pickup, oil changes and broken ceiling fans, I'm left wondering How did I get here?

3 Platinum Tips From a Musician Mom

Destani Wolf | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Destani Wolf

When I brought my son into the world, I was overjoyed with my growing family, but undeniably confronted by what the impact of becoming a new mother would have on my career as a professional musician.

Respect the Bump Gets Results as Well as Respect

Ellen Bravo | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

While working at Walmart, a pregnant Thelma was shopping and had two TVs fall on her. She needed time to recuperate to prevent a miscarriage and heal from her injuries, but her manager said she had to come back to work.

Why the Failed Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Members of Congress will spend the next several weeks at home. Every one of them should take a hard look at the impact the gender-based wage gap is having in their states and districts.

Ditch the Fashion Pitch: 10 Must-Haves for a Working Woman's Wardrobe

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 09.19.2014 | Style
Lisa M. Sodeika

No matter what's hitting the runway, there are 10 real life items, or categories of items, nearly every working woman should have in her closet...

How Parenthood Affects Moms' Careers More Than Dads'

Posted 09.12.2014 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks Published: 09/11/2014 05:42 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily Despite the gains that have been made in workplace equality, women stil...

Big Win in California, But More to Do

Ellen Bravo | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

Millions of Californians will have reason to celebrate today after Governor Jerry Brown signs the Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act. For 44 percent of the state's population who don't earn a single paid sick day, this will move them a step closer to catching up with the rest of the world.

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.

Women's Equality Matters

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.27.2014 | Women
Debra L. Ness

Women's equality matters because every American deserves quality, affordable, patient-centered health care and efforts to provide that remain under attack, as does the birth control coverage and access to reproductive health services that women need.

6 Ways To Be More Assertive In The Workplace

SELF | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Demonstrate that you're completely in the moment by fearlessly listening, acknowledging cues in a conversation, and asking for clarification when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It shows you're unafraid to both acknowledge you didn't understand something and get the insight you need.

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Marcia Liss | Posted 10.11.2014 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Why Soul Time Is Important for Women in Love and Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

By their very nature, women are nurturers and tend to give out more than they receive. Soul time is important for women to stay connected within. If women can make soul time a part of their daily life they will have happier lives and be more fulfilled in their relationships.

How Collaboration Is the New Competition

Julie Barnes | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Julie Barnes

Women are finding that becoming a part of like-minded communities results in a whole new level of opportunities for career and life fulfillment.

Where's the Love, Twittersphere?

Erin Dullea | Posted 10.05.2014 | Women
Erin Dullea

I must admit: I am feeling very alone in the Twittersphere right now. Sometimes it feels like a chess game and -- like chess -- I am ignorant as to s...

Why People Are More Likely To Lie To Women

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women

Over the last 17 years, Professor Laura Kray noticed that a striking number of female MBA students complained about being lied to during the negotiati...

Be a Wonderful Friend... to Yourself

Katie Kempner | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Katie Kempner

Be your own best friend. I know it sounds incredibly corny, and yet it really is true. Because in reality, the only person you are absolutely guaranteed to go through life with and the only person that you truly know you can always count on, is yourself... so treat yourself with the care.

The SHEvolution Is Coming

Faith Popcorn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Business
Faith Popcorn

This trend is changing the world, and I'm thrilled. At first, it tiptoes in quietly. On stilettos. Then suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere, comes its deafening blast. Women are rising. Never before have we so aggressively, efficiently, fearlessly and successfully pursued our goals.

5 Tips For Developing Compelling Content

Anjali Varma | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Anjali Varma

A common excuse for not blogging is "I have nothing to blog about." However, if you run a business and cater to a customer base you do have something to talk about! It might take a bit of creativity, but the content is there.