October 31, 2014

Is Sexism Still Holding Us Back?

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The discussions about women in leadership usually don’t point the finger at sexism by men directly these days, and with good reason. This article from Kathryn helps us understand how today’s sexist cultural trends are much more complex than it’s “Mad Men” stereotype. We can’t just blame the men anymore. – InPower Editors One of […]

End Your Relationship With Dignity

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Long-term relationships and marriages end for many reasons. Rarely do they end for no reason. If the reasons are not clear and understood by both parties, including the one choosing to leave, grudges and guilt will destroy good memories. The bad breakup could end up as baggage affecting future unions. Relationships bring joy and sadness, […]

Who Inspires You?

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Last weekend, I did it. I pushed the last little birdie out of the nest. It’s not like he was resisting or anything, and this week he’s learning to fly all on his own. Our last 2 days together while I drove him to Virginia Tech was very special time. He and I have grown […]

Manage Your Time and Your Sanity

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Time management isn’t just an issue for busy executives. When you’re in the volunteering stage of your work-life it is a much needed skill. Volunteers often over-extend themselves and also feel that they should be able to complete 99 tasks and projects at home just because they are not “working” in an office. In my […]

Does Your Choice Of Husband Determine Your Career Success? [Video]

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  In Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, she makes a provocative point, that one of the most critical decisions a woman makes that determines her career success is her choice of partner. When I first read this my instinct was to disagree. This isn’t an age of political marriage; shouldn’t we be responsible for our […]

Fatherhood, Manhood, and Having It All

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The most under-discussed aspect of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is her recommendation to pay attention to your choice of partner when planning your career success. We don’t talk about it much, but I agree with her that it’s the dynamic between working women and their support network – especially their life partner – which holds […]

What’s Wrong With Women’s Empowerment?

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What’s wrong with women’s empowerment? Nothing and everything. At its best, women’s empowerment programs are an organizational (or social) recognition that cultural barriers diminish women’s chances to succeed and make an attempt to counteract those forces to give women a better chance. Why? Not just because it’s the right thing to do from a social […]

Research Says: Why We Need To Engage Men in Gender Equality

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Study: Engaging Men in Gender Initiatives: What Change Agents Need to Know (Catalyst, 2009, Prime, Racusin) Finding: Before men will support gender equality in their organization, they must undertand that it exists. Note about The Woman Effect Research Index: This study was performed by researchers not affiliated with InPower Women. Our Research Index includes all […]

No Sexism Here – 3 Ways Men Can Help Women

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Photo Credit: Free Digital Photos Ladies, I write a lot for women, but I talk to many men who want to help us too. I recently wrote this for Smartblogs on Leadership (where lots of men hang out) and thought you might like to pass it on to the men you know that have women […]

Research Says: Experience Can Overcome Attitude for a Working Mother

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  Study: What Moms Think: Career vs. Paycheck. (Working Mother Media, 2012) Finding: Attitudes determine outcomes in this research on women and work, but experience matters too. Women who are career minded are more positive about their careers. Male managers who have experience with working moms are also more likely to promote them. Note about The Woman […]