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How to Overcome Five Impossible Workplace Hurdles

How to Overcome Five Impossible Workplace Hurdles

By Julie Steinberg Every organization has a set of unwritten rules. Which executives to butter up, how late to stay at night, or whether it's OK hit on your co-workers. While such quandaries apply to men and women equally, there a few situations women face that underscore their "otherness." These rules... Read More »

The Marvelous Military Makeover

The Marvelous Military Makeover

Transitioning from military to civilian life is never easy, but it gets harder and harder as time goes on. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Susan Merrick had served as an architectural engineer for 22 years, and found that everything had changed drastically since she entered full-time military service right after... Read More »

Top 50 Companies for Executive Women 2011

Top 50 Companies for Executive Women 2011

Women are slowly but surely breaking through the glass ceiling, and there are certain companies that definitely stand out from the rest when it comes to helping female execs climb the corporate ladder. The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE), annually recognizes organizations whose policies and... Read More »

Dress for Success and Dressbarn Team Up to Help Women Job Seekers

Dress for Success and Dressbarn Team Up to Help Women Job Seekers

If you're getting ready for that big interview and realize you don't have a thing to wear because you've been spending your money on essentials like rent, electricity and groceries rather than chic interview clothes, fear not. Your sisters are coming to your rescue. Dressbarn's annual "Send One Suit Weekend"... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Single Mom Learns to Cut Corners and Get Creative

My Unemployed Life: Single Mom Learns to Cut Corners and Get Creative

My name is Tonya, I am a 39-year-old single mother of three daughters and I am unemployed. My life in the unemployment line began in October 2009, just over a year ago. I was a hotel manager at a local resort for two years when the economic recession hit. Our resort took the hit quite hard and I was one of a... Read More »

Huge Incentives Offered to Women With Big Ideas -- Could You Be One of Them?

Huge Incentives Offered to Women With Big Ideas -- Could You Be One of Them?

Remember a time when geeks were the uncool minority? For women in science and engineering fields, they're still trying to be more Bill Gates and less Mary Katherine Gallegher (the nerdy Catholic school girl played by Molly Shannon on 'Saturday Night Live'). Many women in the sciences often remain... Read More »

Women at Work Should Smile Less to Earn More

Women at Work Should Smile Less to Earn More

Cathie Black's non-stop smiling seems to clash with the gravitas of the responsibility of heading the New York City school system. Also, for women of a certain age smiling too much can scream "insecurity." In this tough economy, employers don't want women employees lacking in confidence. American women who... Read More »

Boss Requires Female Workers Wear Red Bracelets During Menstrual Cycle

Boss Requires Female Workers Wear Red Bracelets During Menstrual Cycle

In Norway, a boss mandates female employees wear red bracelets during their menstrual cycles, reports Daily Mail. That practice is just one of various oddball tactics in that nation to improve productivity. Others include using electronic key cards for restrooms in order to monitor the frequency and duration... Read More »

The Secret to Success is Courage: An Interview with Margie Warrell

The Secret to Success is Courage: An Interview with Margie Warrell

Career expert Margie Warrell, who hails from Australia, is an author, mother, sister, wife, coach, professional speaker and media commentator. In addition to being highly educated in the advanced fields of business and psychology, Warrell is a seasoned businesswoman with some excellent workplace advice and... Read More »

'Criminal Minds' Provides Poignant Lesson for Professional Women

'Criminal Minds' Provides Poignant Lesson for Professional Women

'Criminal Minds' presented a poignant lesson about the workplace this week. It was something many working women: try to become someone they are not. That lesson was delivered in the Oct. 13 episode through Penelope Garcia. To deal with the loss of JJ to a job out of the Behavioral Analysis Unit and into the... Read More »

Female Leaders: Superwoman Not Required

Female Leaders: Superwoman Not Required

Getty Images Female leaders don't have to be a superwoman. That's what researchers Athena Vongalis-Macrow and Andrea Gallant tell you in the Harvard Business Review. Read More »

Women Have Majority of the Jobs, But Not the Power

Women Have Majority of the Jobs, But Not the Power

The women dominate the workforce. Yet, the women tend to plateau before they reach those power positions. For example, PR Newser reports that although 85 percent of public relations practitioners are female, men have 80 percent of the top-management positions. According to the American Lawyer, females represent... Read More »

Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers

Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers

Being a mother is a 24/7 job. Add in another 40-plus hours outside the home and you're talking about some really fuzzy math. When school visits, another child, and the desire to balance it all gets added in, the chances of also having an understanding boss may seem less likely than a big year-end... Read More »

Workplace Discrimination: Beauty Can be a Beast at Work

Workplace Discrimination: Beauty Can be a Beast at Work

It's hard to feel sorry for pretty girls, since numerous workplace discrimination studies have been done that show they have an edge when it comes to getting hired, promoted, elected and evaluated. But there are two areas in which they are at a distinct disadvantage: one is in fields that are traditionally... Read More »

Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You? Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Read More »

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