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Study Examines Difficulties of ‘Opting In’

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on October 19, 2015 0 Comments
Study Examines Difficulties of ‘Opting In’

Women who “opt out” of careers to have children have been much discussed, but too little attention may have been given to the difficulties these women encounter when trying to opt back in. The latest survey by British site Workingmums.co.uk finds that among women who take a career break to have or raise children, nearly […]

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Avoiding the Mid-Career Stall

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career, Uncategorized by on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Avoiding the Mid-Career Stall

Are mid-career female professionals like middle children, who “often feel ignored or have to try a little harder to be heard, and they don’t get enough praise compared to their siblings”? Writing in The Business Journals, Dana Manciagli suggests this scenario is one way to understand why many women’s career journeys stall. To fight the […]

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More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

Filed in Featured, Hot Stats, Mid-Career by on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

Highly educated women’s lives have changed significantly in the past two decades, according to a new study from Pew Research Center reported in the New York Times. Specifically, it finds that more women with postgraduate degrees have children as well. The current study (using 2014 Census data) finds 22% of women ages 40 to 44 […]

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Don’t Just Be Good; Be Visible

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on October 14, 2014 1 Comment
Don’t Just Be Good; Be Visible

Participate on a panel, do an on-air interview or give a speech. Women often turn down these opportunities but they are among the “best opportunities for building a well understood personal brand,” say Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin, co-authors of  “Darling, You Can’t Do Both” (HarperCollins, 2014). In a Fast Company essay they urge women […]

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Career Women Still Pay a Penalty for Motherhood

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on September 10, 2014 0 Comments
Career Women Still Pay a Penalty for Motherhood

“One of the worst career moves a woman can make is to have children,” Claire Cain Miller writes in the New York Times. New research finds that having a child is good for a man’s career since men—and especially high-income men—are more likely to be paid more after they have children Citing parenthood pay gap […]

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Jill Abramson Shares Some Advice

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
Jill Abramson Shares Some Advice

Jill Abramson suggests you ask your boss to have coffee and a chat. Abramson made news in May when she was abruptly fired as executive editor of The New York Times. And she’s fine with the word “fired.” In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she said isn’t ashamed of having been fired. “I don’t think young […]

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Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on June 16, 2014 2 Comments
Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

More than 40% of women interrupt their professional careers for family or other reasons. Getting back into the workforce after a hiatus isn’t always easy, but Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch, tells Shawna Ohm of CNN that “it’s easier than it was maybe 10 years ago.” Cohen offers women these five tips for successfully […]

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Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

“I don’t think I ever heard from a woman who worked for me [say] ‘I want to make X.’ So recalls Sallie Krawcheck (at left), former president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America and now founder of women’s network 85 Broads. NPR’s “Morning Edition” host David Greene spoke with Krawcheck about […]

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Assessing Your Career Capital

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on March 4, 2014 2 Comments
Assessing Your Career Capital

“Career capital,” defined as those differentiated skills that define and advance one’s career, is the key to success in the workplace, according to 80% of the female professionals who took part in an Accenture study. Among both men and women, 84% said they are working to increase their career capital. Where does it come from? […]

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Are These Women’s Common Career Mistakes?

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Are These Women’s Common Career Mistakes?

Women make critical career errors, perhaps even more than a decade ago. Lois Frankel has revised her 2004 book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office,” to increase by one-third (to more than 130) the number of career missteps she says women often make. Writing on Quartz, Vickie Elmer says Frankel—who is president of Corporate […]

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