November 25, 2015

The Work Life Conundrum: Struggle Now or Down the Road?

Recently I read that millennials are more focused on “finding the work that fits your life” than their mothers were at the same age. In my Baby Boomer generation women left the workforce in large numbers to be with family—and through my coaching practice I know that these off-rampers still tend to think that work […]

Women Leaders Aren’t A Modern Invention

You don’t know where you are going if you don’t know where you have been. It’s a common cliché, but it can be true – especially when we talk about women and leadership. When we think about historic women leaders, names that frequently come to mind are Cleopatra, Joan of Arc, Elizabeth I. We don’t […]

Women Have No Skills (If You Just Listen To What They Say…)

By: Adele Galey EVERYTHING BEGAN AT THE OTHER END OF THE WORLD… About a year ago, I arrived in Chile with my back pack, a big smile on my face, and a lot of motivation.  I was at a transitioning moment in my life.  I was asking myself a lot of questions about what the […]

Women: Picture a World Where We Are Winning And Not The Underdog. It’s Here Today.

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend” — Henri Bergson According to the media, the battle of the sexes continues and women are the underdog. We often hear messages that present women’s situation as lacking compared to men. Women are paid less. Women aren’t in the board rooms or the executive […]

“Work at Home”: All Work and No Playdough

In a recent Twitter conversation about finding work that fits your life, Pamela La Gioia, the CEO of Chicago-based Telework Recruiting, wisely pointed out that flex work is not a substitute for child care. Pamela’s company helps professionals find work that can be done at home, but she knows that work cannot be done simultaneously […]

Live Your Own Fairy Tale by Negotiating Your Own Value

My dirty little secret: I love Disney princess stories. My favorite princess was Aurora of Sleeping Beauty. When I was four, I would convince my uncle to play-act the story with me – from the initial curse to the 16 year-old pricking her finger, falling asleep, and being rescued by the prince. My uncle hated […]

Are Stereotypes Keeping Women Away from Science? – An Infographic

Research shows a lack of women in the STEM workforce as well as a lack of women earning STEM degrees. There are many issues facing women in science including lack of recognition and prejudice in science. Why do women make up only 24% of stem related positions? How do stereotypes set at a young age […]

Women’s Equality: Blame Won’t Get Us There

Today is Women’s Equality Day. I’m glad that this day exists. It commemorates the game-changing moment, 95 years ago today, when women gained the constitutional right to vote in the US.  It’s important to celebrate that and to remember that there are still many women in the world without a political voice. But I’m also sad that […]

Women Have Always Been Great Leaders. Why Do We Need to Prove It?

Women have always been great leaders. We just don’t talk or hear about them. Sometimes I’ll read articles about why women should be leaders, as if we need an argument upon argument to support women’s leadership. I have noticed that some of these articles focus on stereotypes – women’s personality traits, management styles, and differences. […]

Do You Have Work-Life Confidence?

Women who successfully blend work and life have a healthy dose of what I call “Vitamin C” or Confidence. They know that no area of your life will ever be perfect for a sustained period of time—and that it is possible to blend work and life without feeling like you’re shortchanging your job or your […]