I do love video games, hate shopping, love the color pink, could talk about software product design and development all day, and am obsessed with anything that sparkles, but I’ve been unintentionally hiding that side of me that loves shoes and the color pink.
By Samihah Azim (Founder & CEO, GleeBox)
I recently had a conversation with one of my lawyer friends who’s very stylish and fashionable, about blogging. It’s no secret that I have friends who choose my clothes for me since I’d be completely lost on fashion without them.
Can you address work-life balance without sacrificing productivity?
By Maggie Spicer (Founder & Chief Creative, Whisk SF)
One of the best reasons to live and work in San Francisco is the incredible set of unique bakeries, farmer’s markets, yoga studios, wine bars and other brick-and-mortars in each neighborhood. But if you don’t have the time or opportunity to enjoy them you might as well not be living in the city! Facebook, Twitter and Google have led the charge in building work-life balance into their culture, but why not bring that model to small-to-medium-sized offices and bring the best of what the City has to offer directly into the workplace?
A robust, in-depth new podcast for women in the workplace launched by public radio reporter.
By Ashley Milne-Tyte (Public Radio Reporter & Student, CUNY Entrepreneurial Journalism Program)
I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur until recently. As a public radio reporter, I’ve done stories about entrepreneurs. But all that business sense? That desire to talk about money and make things happen and stay up all night? It wasn’t me. But for several years I’ve been fascinated by stories involving women.
I studied sociolinguistics at college, and the different ways in which men and women communicate began to fascinate me. Years later, I got interested in how differently the two sexes behave in the workplace, and society’s still conflicted view of women’s role
An alliance is different than a friendship in the workplace.
By Joanna Lord (Director of Customer Acquisition & Retention, SEOmoz)
Over the years I’ve worked with a number of brilliant women. I’ve been fortunate to learn from them and absorb their knowledge. However, I wasn’t that good at this earlier in my career. I think back to my past jobs, and the women that I worked with, and wish I had taken the time to learn more from them.
So what went wrong? Ambition sometimes. Competitiveness others. The truth of it is early in my career I was too concerned with taking a stand on my own two feet to truly appreciate the value of someone else’s. Guess where that got me? Nowhere really. Standing alone with my own opinions… no closer to a compromise…
Techniques for inviting ideas and innovation to your workplace.
By Sarah Wood (Co-Founder & COO, Unruly Media)
Within a busy startup environment it’s not always easy to give people the space they need to clear their heads. When there are so many immediate needs to be met – integrating new staff, delighting new clients and incorporating new product developments – it can be hard for staff get into a creative mindset.
At Unruly, we’ve developed several very simple, but extremely effective techniques that any startup can implement to help encourage creativity without slowing down productivity. So, how do we do it?
By Joan C. Williams & Rachel Dempsey (Authors, The New Girls’ Network)
Despite all the advice women receive telling them that they fall behind men in the workplace because they don’t ask for raises; because they don’t network; because they don’t promote themselves, it turns out that women actually do all of these things, as much as or more than men. The problem isn’t us, it’s them.
By Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, & Mary Davis Holt (Principals, Flynn Heath Holt Leadership)
Having combed through more than a thousand 360-degree performance assessments conducted in recent years, we’ve found, by a wide margin, that the primary criticism men have about their female colleagues is that the women they work with seem to exhibit low self-confidence.
By Phyllis Korkki (Contributing Writer, The New York Times)
A rich source of female talent exists just below top management, says Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Work-Life Policy, a research organization.
But women have become stuck in this layer because they tend to lack a sponsor at the top to advocate for them.
Sponsors are different from mentors, who lend friendly advice and allow workers to share their quandaries and challenges. Sponsors make a direct bet on the promotion