Author Archives: Irene Renteria

Achieving That Elusive Work-Life Balance In 7 Steps

Work Life Balance Pie Chart

Life does not stop happening just because you are at work. There are many unforeseen obligations that tug for our time. Work-life balance describes a balance between time spent managing one’s professional and personal obligations. Achieving work-life balance, for many parents, can seem like an elusive mirage. Thanks to technological innovations employees are always accessible. […]

Click bait fuels negative body image

Working Mom

Some marketers design content with the deliberate purpose of attracting attention by enticing visitors to click on a link to a web page, with the intention of making a profit. Women are powerfully influencing marketers. Marketers are influenced to post sexualized body shaming content that negatively portrays women every single time a woman clicks on […]

Morgan Freeman offers a halfhearted apology after being accused of sexual harassment

Words Associated with Sexual Harassment

After being accused of sexual harassment the Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman offered a half-hearted apology, saying that he never intended for his behavior to offend anyone. Freeman said that it was never done intentionally. A production assistant described an account where Freeman kept tried to lift her skirt over and over, asking her if she […]

Does #MeToo Help or Hurt?

Tarana Burke the co-founder of the organization Just Be Inc. (a nonprofit focused on improving the health and well-being of young women of color) gave life to the phrase ‘Me Too’ (Connley, 2018). Actress Alyssa Milano’s tweet in October 2017 made it go viral. Since then the phrase has become a movement, and the movement […]

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Women and Men in Uniforms

As I sat waiting for my latte, a woman asked if she could have the seat next to me. Me being the outgoing extrovert that I am, I started a conversation with her. I probed her about why she was at the café. She shared that she was just visiting the city because she was […]