June 30, 2015

The Surprising Reason We Need More Women In The Global Workforce


By: Katerina Sokou Could getting more women in the workforce be the key to a stronger and more stable global economy? Some leading thinkers, including at the International Monetary Fund, argue exactly that. “Growth is the lens through which we view the issue of female labor force participation, as women can make a critical contribution to […]

Are You Drowning in Unsolicited Advice?


By Victoria Pynchon In recent days, it’s been suggested to me (the generic woman) that I find a way to strengthen my voice(Executive Presence); jettison my womanly emotions in the workplace (don’t cry!); eliminate question marks and exclamation points from my email communications (??!!???); act more like a guy; act less like a guy (in […]

Release the Script


What does it mean to be authentic in a business context? Many of us struggle with this question but few of us wear the process out loud. That’s what gurus are for. Watch Emily struggle out loud with how to be authentic. When was the last time you dropped your script? – InPower Editors Whenever […]

Blend, Don’t Balance Work and Life


We’re big fans of work-life blending here at InPowerWomen.com because the concept of work-life balance assumes a steady state that few of us actually experience. Kathryn provides much needed perspective to help you give yourself a “guilt-ectomy” about blending what’s most important in your life and work. – InPower Editors It’s no secret that I’m […]

Myth #2: Women Can’t Get Investment Dollars (Part 1: How the Investor Side Works)


Some say you need money to make money. That’s not necessarily true. An entrepreneur creates a business out of an idea and a lot of time and effort. And last I checked, ideas and effort are free. Time is costly. And maybe material product, but that’s different. We have a perception that women can’t get investment dollars […]

Embrace the Power of Choice


Feel stuck?  Choose to become unstuck. Have you ever felt stuck in a job, with a daycare, or just in a bad situation?  It’s a sinking feeling when you feel like there’s no way out. But we have good news!  In this month’s Working Mom chat Dana and Lizzy will talk about how you always […]

The Power of Authentic Emotion


I often hear women say that they can’t show emotion at work or they’ll get ‘killed.’ Historically, it has been risky – even career-ending – for women leaders to show emotion, especially in male-dominated cultures. Somehow it makes them seem less credible, less tough, less … you name it. So for survival, women try to […]

Book review: Leading Women – 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life by Nancy D. O’Reilly


Women are leading all over the world in all kinds of ways. No matter how you lead, call on your inner power to succeed. – InPower Editors Women leaders are everywhere. You don’t need to be a CEO of a Fortune 500 corporation, have earned millions of dollars, or be in Washington DC to be a leader. […]

Exceptional Leadership By Women


Do you ever doubt that women are leading change in the world? Yes we are! Enjoy John’s reflection on just a few that matter a lot! – InPower Editors I had the good fortune to attend the Women in Philanthropy and Leadership (WiPL) Annual Conference sponsored by Coastal Carolina University, and would like to share […]

Women and the Non Profit Sector: A Drastic Need to Rewrite the Narrative


We think of women as the primary drivers behind the giving and charity sectors, but it’s not necessarily so from a leadership point of view. Thanks to Kaitlin for reminding us that the women doing some of the most important work in the world should be celebrated. – InPower Editors By: Kaitlin Rattigan I would […]