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Media Magnate Jann Wenner Puts His 22-Year-Old Son, Gus, In Charge

Media Magnate Jann Wenner Puts His 22-Year-Old Son, Gus, In Charge

No one is surprised when the boss helps his young son get a position at his office. But most execs wouldn't dare suggest that their 22-year old be put in the top slot at their firm, if only because of the ridicule that would surely follow. But most execs aren't Jann Wenner, the legendary founder and mercurial... Read More »

What Do Successful People Know About Achieving 'Balance'?

What do you wish you'd known about handling both a career and kids? Read More »

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Everyone In This Company Works From Home Every Day

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer may have banned employees from working from home, but this company is completely virtually -- and it works. Read More »

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

Is Housework Hurting Your Career?

It's an article of faith among Americans that we are overworked. We work long hours at our paid jobs, then come home and put in a long second shift. Mothers, in particular, perceive their combined work and child-care hours as extensive, leaving us starved for time -- a starvation that we sometimes assume our... Read More »

Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

Sheryl Sandberg And Marissa Mayer: How They Differ

The last half century has seen many feminist icons, from the disaffected 1960s housewife (Betty Friedan) to the ferocious lawyer-warrior (Catherine MacKinnon) and the short-skirted, brilliant journalist (Gloria Steinem). But it's telling of our times that the two most high-profile and provocative megaphones for... Read More »

Donna Dannenfelser: What It's Like To Be An NFL Psychotherapist

Donna Dannenfelser: What It's Like To Be An NFL Psychotherapist

Donna Dannenfelser has done a lot of press lately. This Wednesday is the penultimate episode of the season for "Necessary Roughness," the USA Network show based on her time as an NFL therapist. And they've chosen a dramatic culmination for the show's second year: A gay player is going to come out. It was a... Read More »

Bret Baier: What It's Like To Work As A Fox News Anchor

Bret Baier: What It's Like To Work As A Fox News Anchor

Every night at 6 p.m., smooth as a well-oiled clockwork, Fox's Special Report goes on the air. Host Bret Baier reports the major events of the day, analyzes the latest political stories and also leads a panel of pundits and political reporters who discuss their broader significance. Like most televised news... Read More »

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

FMLA 20 Years Later: Paid Maternity Leave Now A Rare Benefit

When Bill Clinton signed the Federal Medical Leave Act into law in 1993, it was hailed as a triumph for women and families. The FMLA permitted most workers to take three months of unpaid leave when seriously ill, or to care for a baby or sick relative. But 20 years later, optimism has been replaced with... Read More »

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

What To Do After Your Career Goes 'Poof'

Gail Belsky will be blogging for AOL Jobs about her quest to find a new job -- and reinvent her career. This is the first post in her weekly series that will run Mondays. At 51, I've become both a cliche and a victim of circumstance -- neither of which makes me happy. A cliche because I'm a middle-aged woman... Read More »

Raise Women's Wages To Boost The Economy, OECD Report Says

Raise Women's Wages To Boost The Economy, OECD Report Says

Inside the Beltway, the debate continues to rage over the smartest way to spur growth. Tax cuts? Tax hikes? Investing in infrastructure? Better regulations? Print more money? But none of these are the answer, according to a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34... Read More »

Women And Men Now Even In The Jobs Recovery

Women And Men Now Even In The Jobs Recovery

By Annalyn Kurtz The gap between men and women workers is narrowing as hiring remains strong in the female-dominated health care industry. Forget the "mancession" or the "he-covery." Men suffered the biggest job losses in the financial crisis, and also gained the most post-recession jobs. But now, men and... Read More »

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

Tara Tan, Standard Hotel Manager, Denied Maternity Leave, Gives Birth At Work, Lawsuit Claims

By her own account, Tara Tan was a hard worker, pulling 80 to 100 hours a week as a manager at the upscale Standard hotel in New York City's trendy Meatpacking District. But when it came time for Tan to take time off to have her second child, she was denied maternity leave and forced to give birth to her... Read More »

Business Owner Cathy Berse-Hurley Fights To Keep 'Made In The USA' Label

Business Owner Cathy Berse-Hurley Fights To Keep 'Made In The USA' Label

By Liza Porteus Viana When Cathy Berse-Hurley started making her 4-year-old twin boys' handmade backpacks for school in 1996, other kids and parents took interest. She soon also began making lunch boxes, and selling her popular animal-themed wares at street and craft fairs, as well as big events like the New... Read More »

Women Are Back On The Job

Women Are Back On The Job

By Tami Luhby NEW YORK -- Women are finding their way back into the workforce. The economic upswing had until recently been a "hecovery," but the revival is now becoming more balanced between the genders. The number of women employees has jumped by 300,000 in the past six months, nearly the same amount as... Read More »

Obama vs. Romney: Who Is Better For Women?

Obama vs. Romney: Who Is Better For Women?

Before the debate Tuesday evening, Romney had successfully obliterated Obama's lead, almost entirely thanks to women voters. According to a Pew poll, Obama was ahead a staggering 18 points among women, which was thoroughly quashed by his wearied-professor performance. Winning women is a key to a November... Read More »

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

Is A Long Paternity Leave A Good Idea?

In the U.K., there's a proposal afoot to allow either parent to get a parental allowance for most of the first year of a child's life. Currently, (if I'm reading the U.K.'s literature right) mothers get the first 6 weeks at 90 percent pay, and then can take the next 33 weeks at a state allowance (that's the... Read More »

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

From Waitressing to Dream Job At NASA: How One Mom Did It

"I'm a 35-year-old mother of three in my third marriage, working as a waitress, and have... Read More »

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Starting A Business With An 8-Year-Old? This Mom Did

Most eight-year-olds are focused on being kids. Every so often, one such as Breanna Wallis comes around and starts a business. Read More »

Working Late In Pregnancy As Dangerous As Smoking, Study Says

Working Late In Pregnancy As Dangerous As Smoking, Study Says

A few hours after Yahoo announced to the world that Marissa Mayer would be its new CEO, Mayer announced to the world that she was six months pregnant. She was going to work until her due date, she told Fortune magazine, and would only take a few weeks off with her newborn. It was a bold declaration. Now, a... Read More »

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Maybe you've heard the news: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo's new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: She is pregnant (it's a boy) and due Oct. 7. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo's board know about her pregnancy at... Read More »

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