Going Beyond the Bank: A Female Entrepreneur

There remains a lot of unfamiliarity with financing options available to businesses, more specifically female entrepreneurs. Securing finance in any economic climate can be daunting, whether it is for expansion plans or an initial startup. However, with the use of comparison sites, women can now see a range of options available to them beyond traditional bank lending. Impact of Unawareness According to research done by Just Cash Flow, almost 35% of female entrepreneurs continue to … [Read more...]

How Women Can Climb the Corporate Ladder Faster

We’ve heard it often: women need to work twice or three times as hard to succeed in a man’s world of corporate management and top-level jobs. Although pay equality and lack of opportunities for women are still prominent problems we face in real life, there are more ways to climb the corporate ladder than ever before. In fact, there are many opportunities for women to fill top-level positions and push their careers forward. These next several tips will help you get started with your own journey … [Read more...]

Time Management Tips For The Working Woman

Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in a day? Most of us feel that way from time to time. Generally speaking, if we minimize the time that we waste daily, we find we have more time for the more important things in life. There are proven techniques that allow us to organize our time, to get things done more effectively, leaving us more time for our families and friends. Make A List The first thing you can do is make lists. Make a ton of them, go crazy, and make a list for … [Read more...]

Why Working Mothers Are More Productive

Many mothers struggle with feelings of guilt when they return to work. They also have to deal with the sense that they are somehow less productive if they come back to the workplace on a part-time basis. The truth is, however, that working mothers are more productive than other employees are and women who work part-time are even more productive. In the corporate world, senior managers are routinely sent on Six Sigma Yellow Belt training courses to improve their productivity levels. This type of … [Read more...]

4 reasons why, Women should Support other Women

It saddens me when I hear that along with the challenges we face as women in business, that we are not supporting each other as well as we could. “I am in competition with no-one. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone else. I am simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.” They say that the best leaders empower and develop the people around them. If that’s the criteria then in fact, no matter our role in life, we all have the potential to be a … [Read more...]

Women In the Workplace: Then Vs. Now

1980 vs. Today: The workplace is largely unequal, but gender equality in the workplace is the best it’s ever been. With millennial women leading the charge, there’s no telling what another 30 years will bring! Today: 19% of C-level execs[2] 24% of senior vice presidents 27% of vice presidents 35% of directors 40% of managers 53% of entry level positions Are women.. But there are still barriers to women’s workplace advancement Women make $.77 for every $1 a man … [Read more...]

Women’s Work in a Male Dominated Environment

President Barack Obama and the National Women’s’ Law Center promote efforts to encourage women and girls to prepare for nontraditional fields, realizing the importance of fighting gender inequality in career preparation, math and sciences, and vocational and apprenticeship programs. Despite the fact that women earn an average of 33 percent more when they work in the high growth fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, they make up only 24 percent of the STEM workforce according to … [Read more...]

“80 OF THE BEST TIPS FOR WORKING MOMS”

Whether you are a new mom just heading back to the work force or a mom that has been back for years, you probably have found that it’s difficult to balance your work and home life. Finding ways to fit in all the things you have to do while still being able to enjoy all the things you want to do isn’t easy. However, there are ways you can reduce the time you spend tackling things on your to-do list. With the help of these 80 blogs you’ll find you have more time during the evenings, you’re … [Read more...]

HHSentrepreneurs, New CTO Vision Document & More‏

We need you! Apply to work on high-risk, high reward projects while tackling the biggest challenges in health care and government! Get your applications in by August 16th! We are currently seeking innovators and entrepreneurs to participate in the second cohort of the HHSentrepreneurs Program. We are looking for highly talented professionals from non-federal backgrounds such as business, industry, and academia who seek to bring successful innovation experiences, models, and business … [Read more...]

Women Managing Career and Family

How To Balance A Family, Your Job, And Your Stresses It can be difficult for adults to have to take care of their families and manage their careers. This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. As a result, here are a few steps in how to do take care of your family and your career without getting stressed. Try to set goals for yourself when you manage your family or career. When you go to work each day, try to set some goals for you to accomplish. For instance, let’s say your goal for … [Read more...]

Career Women, 12 AUTO-CORRECTS on the IPHONE – BEWARE!

I am in a 'love/hate' relationship with auto correct on my iPhone and don’t even get me started on Siri (which half the time totally gets everything I say wrong). With all of that said, in general auto correct and even Siri have become tools I rely on when texting. However, I can’t tell you the number of times I have read back what I sent to another person and felt completely embarrassed. I also find myself on the receiving end of garbled up texts quite a bit. Here is a summary of the … [Read more...]

“Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters”

Speech by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, at the economics symposium “Critical Perspectives on Financial and Economic Crises: Why Gender Matters” being held in New York from 21-22 January 2013 "Good morning, It is great to be here with all of you! UN Women is pleased to co-sponsor this symposium with the International Association for Feminist Economics. I would like to thank the Editors of Feminist Economics, Diana … [Read more...]

Jan 25th at 10:30am PT, Special Webcast @ Lou Adler

(Special webcast being held on Jan 25th at 10:30am PT to discuss this.)Over the past 30+ years as a recruiter, I can confirm that at least two-thirds of my hiring manager clients weren’t very good at interviewing. Yet, over 90% thought they were. To overcome this situation, it was critical that I became a better interviewer than them, to prove with evidence that the candidate was competent and motivated to do the work required. This led me on a quest for the single best interview question that … [Read more...]

Managing Fear, Being Proactive in your Career

Be Proactive In Your Career Even When You Have A Job Nowadays, all most everybody worries about what will happen in the future in regards to their job. The best way to protect yourself is to be active in your professional career. Here is a list of suggestions on how to be informed of the present issues regarding your career in today’s job market. The first step is to get into the habit of always updating your skills just in case something would happen. Learning how to use a computer or … [Read more...]

Holidays and Flu Season

No boss wants to appear like Scrooge around the holidays, but when employees are sick, vacations are taken and holiday time off is given, it’s tough to keep a medium or small business humming along when staff is short. If that’s you and you are concerned about staff coverage throughout the next few months, there are some things you can do to lessen the impact of holidays, vacations and flu season on your business work flow. Sick Employees When employees get sick, and you know they will, … [Read more...]

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