Working Women

  • 7 Ways Women Can Build Confidence at Work

    7 Ways Women Can Build Confidence at Work

    How to speak up, stand out and climb the corporate ladder

    Surrounded by a sea of dudes? Stop trying to "act like a man." Instead, take this revolutionary tip. Continue Reading

  • Why Working Wives Should Be More Selfish

    Why Working Wives Should Be More Selfish

    New research finds 'me' time is good for you and your marriage

    If you and your spouse work, it's hard to find time for yourselves. It's essential for working women to take time out for themselves and forgo the guilt. Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

    A Boss Speaks: It's Time For A Paid Family Leave Law

    So what is the real reason more women aren't running big businesses? In their unguarded moments, some male execs and business owners may tell you: It's because they have babies. Sure, women are talented and driven, but these men will say: When women have babies, they take time out of the workforce which is... Continue Reading

  • Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments

    Female Execs Horrified By Former GE CEO's Comments

    Is Jack Welch, the former General Electric CEO, a timeless seer or an out-of-date warhorse? The Wall Street Journal recently posed that question, but the the answer is simple: He's an out-of-date warhorse. The occasion for the question was a Journal-sponsored conference on Women in the Economy. Welch doesn't... Continue Reading

  • 10 Office Beauty Dos And Don'ts

    10 Office Beauty Dos And Don'ts

    How to walk into the office every day looking clean, modern and professional? Try wearing a bold lipstick. Also, keep your hair smooth and never, ever let your roots show or go without a touch of makeup, blush and mascara. Look here for the top 10 do's and don'ts for more inspiration. Read the full story on... Continue Reading

  • Wal-Mart Pledges Billions To Business Women

    Wal-Mart Pledges Billions To Business Women

    Wal-Mart's reputation among women has taken a battering in the last decade, embroiled in a class action lawsuit on behalf of 1.6 million female employees, the biggest civil rights case in history. The U.S. Supreme Court ultimately rejected the suit this summer. The female workers didn't have enough in... Continue Reading

  • Secrets for Working Women Only

    Secrets for Working Women Only

    Warning! If you're a man, you need to stop reading right now. Go on, get out of here -- click on something else. Email this link to your wife, daughter, sister or girlfriend and pry your eyes away. There are enough other articles out there for you to read. This one is just between us girls. Continue Reading

  • 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: Continue Reading

  • 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... Continue Reading

  • The Struggles of Ines Sainz and Other Women Working in a Man's World

    The Struggles of Ines Sainz and Other Women Working in a Man's World

    The alleged sexual harassment of female reporter, Ines Sainz, by coaches and players of the New York Jets has piqued the interest of football fans and non-sports fans alike, for various reasons. Many people like to weigh in with their theories about why the incident happened, while others prefer to comment on... Continue Reading

  • Working Women: 4 Nonprofits that Focus on Career Development for Women

    Working Women: 4 Nonprofits that Focus on Career Development for Women

    There are a myriad organizations that are designed to help the jobless prepare themselves for re-entering the job market, whether it's by offering sage advice to young adults in their first foray into the 9-to-5 world or providing continuing education skills to older members of the work force. But there are... Continue Reading

  • Bringing Up Baby -- at Work

    Bringing Up Baby -- at Work

    You've just had a baby. Six foggy, hormonal, exhausting weeks of adjusting to being a parent fly by -- then you wake up (did you ever go to sleep?) and find it's time to return to work. Your body is still recovering, you're finally getting into the rhythm of breastfeeding and that little bundle of chaos is just... Continue Reading

  • Why Nice Girls Still Don't Get the Corner Office

    Why Nice Girls Still Don't Get the Corner Office

    Just what exactly is a "nice girl," and why can't she get a corner office? You'd think that those who play well with others would be rewarded, especially in these times when everyone is struggling just to survive in the working world. But, according to Dr. Lois Frankel, author of the top-selling business bible... Continue Reading

  • Exclusive Interview with 'Buzz Girls' Heather Hope-Allison

    Exclusive Interview with 'Buzz Girls' Heather Hope-Allison

    Her name may sound like the heroine of a flowery romance novel, but tastemaker, party planner, PR dynamo and all-around cool chick Heather Hope-Allison is anything but a shrinking violet. A woman of today, Hope-Allison is taking the once-diminutive word "girl" and making it big-business and buzz-worthy with her... Continue Reading

  • Emerging Markets Create Jobs for Women

    Emerging Markets Create Jobs for Women

    Unless you're a world traveler, emerging markets, such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China, are usually topics for the International section of the newspaper or evening news. Whether it's the economy in Greece affecting our financial markets or problems with Chinese sheet rock affecting the construction of a... Continue Reading

  • Six Subtle Moves That Hold Women Back From Success

    Six Subtle Moves That Hold Women Back From Success

    It's not that women are supposed to act, dress and sound like men to get ahead in the workplace, but there are a number of gestures women commonly use that denote vulnerability and fragility, rather than power and authority. In a blog called "7 Behaviors that Keep Women from Getting Ahead," Dan Erwin cites an... Continue Reading

  • Is Sandra and Jesse's Saga a Sign of Our Times?

    Is Sandra and Jesse's Saga a Sign of Our Times?

    I am haunted by the Sandra Bullock-Jesse James scandal, and I sincerely hope that it's a ridiculous rumor spread by desperate publicity seeker "Bombshell McGee." I'm afraid it does not bode well for us wives who are more successful than our husbands, and with the economy the way it is, our numbers are... Continue Reading

  • Need a Wife to Manage Your Life? How to Be Your Own

    Need a Wife to Manage Your Life? How to Be Your Own

    According to The Economist, within the next few months, women will cross the 50% threshold and make up the majority of the American workforce. And based on a new research study just released from the Pew Research Center, one out of five married women are more educated and earn more money than their husbands.... Continue Reading

  • Success Stories of Return-to-Work Moms

    Success Stories of Return-to-Work Moms

    CareerBuilder.com For many stay-at-home moms, trying to enter or re-enter the workforce can be a daunting experience. One of the biggest obstacles many of these women face is fear due to a lack of confidence about their abilities: Many stay-at-home moms feel that they will have little to offer potential... Continue Reading