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Why The Pandemic Is Forcing So Many Women To Leave Their Jobs

“…there are still 2.2 million fewer women in the workforce than there were at the start of 2020.” Take 10 minutes to check out this NPR podcast that showcases three different perspectives of how and why the pandemic is impacting women in the workforce. It is especially heartbreaking and eye-opening to hear from a woman who decided to leave her corporate job to be a stay-at-home mom and the exact moment she made that decision. Listening to the stories of…

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Find Your Voice Using Storytelling

OMG - I just read this article by Amanda Hirsch and it was game changing!  I have been in a business development role for more than 30 years and have often thought about (and questioned) how I should/could be positioning my value prop or opinions.  It's been a difficult journey as I have questioned positioning myself, my work and accomplishments too often to count.  Amanda brings a beautiful new life to helping us realize and appreciate the importance and power…

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Women and Leadership: Looking Beyond the Global Health Crisis

It’s no surprise that when Covid hit women were majorly the ones leaving the workplace, cutting back hours, and adjusting schedules to care for kids that were now stuck at home. Women are the ones juggling remote learning and child care while working at home. Women are also the ones who dominate the nursing and caregiver fields putting them and their families more at risk. Everyone has been affected by the pandemic but it would be naive to believe women…

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How to Figure Out What You Really Want

A fake kidnapping scam led career coach Ashley Stahl to conceive of her 3 key steps to finding your life’s purpose. Ashley shares the kidnapping anecdote during her TED Talk at Leiden University and segues into how we kidnap ourselves from the life we actually want. We choose career paths we don’t necessarily want because they are more practical and fear holds us back from following our dreams. Ashley is insightful and compassionate and her 20 minute talk is a…

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Helping Stay-at-Home Parents Re-enter the Workforce

“…Parents who leave the workforce when their kids are young but later want to reenter it might be corporate America’s greatest untapped resource.” If you are feeling hopeless and defeated sending off resumes with never a response then this statement should fill you up with hope. Check out this article from the Harvard Business Review that details how some companies are working alongside stay at home parents to help them re-enter the workforce. By creating 'returnships', an extreme version of…

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Let’s Change the Way We Talk about Working Moms

Katia Beauchamp, co-founder and CEO of the beauty empire, Birchbox, joins the Motherly podcast to discuss her experiences having twins four years into starting her own company.  Katia is the ultimate working mom with a fresh take on how becoming a mom changed her perspective at work and actually helped her to relax and view her work with more clarity. She reveals that being a mom makes her a better CEO and explains how she uses mindfulness and meditation every…

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Preparing to Present – It’s How You Say It

This post was inspired by the amazing picture from one of the women's marches the very first year they were held (January 2017), as the photo of this 3 year old girl...well - no spoiler alerts here, we'll let you read the article, warmed many heart and souls who saw it and could not join the march. It's Not Just What You Say But How You Say It - contains some key reminders for all who are getting ready to…

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Why Going Back to Work After Divorce Can be Great!

This inspiring (not to mention entertaining) piece from Jackie Pilossoph, the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling is just what the doc ordered if you're dealing with going back to work after divorce.  Typically viewed as a negitive and sad sack "thing" women have to deal with - you'll see how going to back to work can actually be a blessing in disquise and deliver benefits you didn't think were waiting for you.  Trust that this article has something…

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Finding the Right Work Life Balance

One of the best presentations our team ever saw was on Work, Life Balance - and what made this one of the best presentations is that the speaker (Ellen Blattner Zelent) shared that there is no such thing!  Amen!  At times your work life will prevail and then it will be time for home life to prevail.  Folks who strive to master both, find themselves in a stressful spiral that grows as time goes on. This article does a really…

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