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Walmart Mom Fails To Sway Shareholders [UPDATED]

Walmart Mom Fails To Sway Shareholders [UPDATED]

Company's workers to march on shareholders' meeting.

Employees seeking higher wages plan a protest outside the annual shareholders meeting of America's biggest employer. 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 »

Most Distracted, Least Productive Workers: Middle-Aged Women?

Most Distracted, Least Productive Workers: Middle-Aged Women?

Researchers asked 19,803 employees: During the past four weeks, how often have you been at work but had trouble concentrating or doing your best because of ___. Read More »

How To Promote Yourself Without Sounding Like A Braggart

How To Promote Yourself Without Sounding Like A Braggart

By Julie Steinberg If women grew accustomed to the idea that negotiation is a part of daily life and should be embraced, they would be a lot less squeamish when it comes to big negotiations like asking for a raise or flexible working arrangement. So says a new book, "Pushback: How Smart Women ask -- and Stand... Read More »

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

Are You Sabotaging Your Career? 9 Ways To Move Ahead

While more women than ever are in the workforce, men still dominate the management ranks; here's how to get around the biggest obstacles. Read More »

Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

Postponing Motherhood Boosts Women's Pay, Study Says

"A year of delayed motherhood is found to increase career earnings by 9 percent, work experience by 9 percent, and average wage rates by 3 percent," so says a study just published by Journal of Population Economics. The study, "The Effects of Motherhood Timing on Career Path," was written by Amalia R.... Read More »

Stay-at-Home Moms, You May Believe You Left the Workforce by Choice, But Did You?

Stay-at-Home Moms, You May Believe You Left the Workforce by Choice, But Did You?

Studies have shown that most Americans believe career opportunities for men and women are equal in this country. Still, statistics clearly show that women earn less than men, are underrepresented at the highest levels of many fields, and face other gender barriers -- such as bias against working mothers, and... Read More »

Executive Position Where Women Are Most Appealing

Executive Position Where Women Are Most Appealing

Every once in a while a little light shines through that glass ceiling and makes you feel we're actually progressing toward equal pay for equal work. There's now at least one executive position that women have a better chance of obtaining than men, and it has nothing to do with gender-specific products. A... Read More »

Six Phrases Every Working Woman Should Know -- and Use

Six Phrases Every Working Woman Should Know -- and Use

A reporter recently asked me for some "lines" women should have at the ready. It made me think about the many phrases I often suggest that women add to their arsenals so that they are prepared for whatever comes their way. Try practicing these until they become second nature to you: Read More »

Women Suffer Most When Work Calls Home

Women Suffer Most When Work Calls Home

Work-related tweets, texts, e-mails -- even old-fashioned phone calls at home after business hours -- all take their toll on workers these days; but women are adversely affected by them more than men. That's from a recent survey of American workers, conducted by University of Toronto researchers. Of course... Read More »

Women Benefit More From Coffee Breaks

Women Benefit More From Coffee Breaks

Have you ever noticed that while Jennifer comes back from a coffee break feeling bright and energetic, Jared returns feeling sluggish and confused? According to a new British study, this makes perfect sense: Researchers from Bristol University found that drinking coffee improves women's brain power in... Read More »

Who's the Boss? Not a Woman

Who's the Boss? Not a Woman

Women make up 51 percent of the population, but according to a new study by Catalyst, 85 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 ranking have no women on their governing boards. That means 85 percent of companies, including Gap Inc, Fidelity, and Dick's Sporting Goods don't have women contributing to their... Read More »

Could/Should Millions of Women Sue Wal-Mart?

Could/Should Millions of Women Sue Wal-Mart?

Will the Supreme Court's recent hearing decision on the biggest class-action employment discrimination case in the nation's history put Wal-Mart Inc. one step closer to paying out billions of dollars to millions of women? Yes and no, according to the legal experts weighing in on the issue. Read More »

More Women Getting Jobs Iran -- and Filing for Divorce

More Women Getting Jobs Iran -- and Filing for Divorce

In Iran, 20 percent of the women have jobs or are looking for them, reports William Yong in The New York Times. That ability to be self-supporting is turning the conservative Iranian society on its ear. For example, women are now pushing for divorce. One out of seven marriages ends in divorce and, in big... Read More »

Confessions of a Video-Game Designer

Confessions of a Video-Game Designer

Growing a career up through the computer games business as a video-game designer has been 23 years of fun and hard work for me. Whenever people ask me what I do for a living, I cringe a bit before I respond. It's not that I don't love what I do, it's just that everyone on the planet imagines it to be... Read More »

My Unemployed Life: Overqualified and Discouraged

My Unemployed Life: Overqualified and Discouraged

My name is Michelle. I am a 43-year-old administrative and operations management professional with over 20 years of experience. I was laid off in March 2009, as director of operations for a real-estate services company, and since that time I have been on a challenging and seemingly unending job search; one... Read More »

New Look Helps Marilyn Kleinberg Bounce Back from Bankruptcy

New Look Helps Marilyn Kleinberg Bounce Back from Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy. It's an ugly word that most people won't even whisper, let alone declare. But New Jersey businesswoman Marilyn Kleinberg saw no other options. In declaring both personal and business bankruptcy, she lost her home, her inheritance, everything... except her integrity. "My parents instilled in me... Read More »

How Women Can Talk to Men at Work So They'll Listen

How Women Can Talk to Men at Work So They'll Listen

Imagine a room with two people giving presentations on a problem the company is trying to solve. Here's how a man and a woman might introduce their plan to the group: He: "I have two solutions to this problem. The first is..." She: "I know that all of us feel uncomfortable with this project, and don't... Read More »

The Apprentice:  Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy After the Boardroom

The Apprentice: Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy After the Boardroom

Few people will take a billionaire head on, but that's just what Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy did after her firing on this week's "The Apprentice." While Mahsa was cast as a liar in the edited version of the show, she took to YouTube in order to clear her name (see video below). On the show this week The lights of... Read More »

Confessions of a Nude Artist's Model: Two Exhilarating Experiences

Confessions of a Nude Artist's Model: Two Exhilarating Experiences

Ever consider stripping down to make a buck? There's one job out there that involves nudity, but without the distressing (and often illegal) sexual element that comes along with being naked on the job. Here are two exhilarating stories of women who conquered their embarrassment and became nude artist's models.... Read More »

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