Category Archives: Professional Growth

Historic Year for Women in Politics

This year has been a historic year for women. Women broke rules toppled male incumbents in primary elections, and ran for State and National office in historic numbers. Maya Angelou’s quote “Each time a woman stands up for herself…she stands up for all women” could easily be the theme for 2018. Women did indeed step […]

New Federal Policy Directive Seeks to Effect Widespread Compliance with Federal Anti-Discrimination Laws

Women and other “non-favored” groups will be getting more support from the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP).  The OFCCP is the office that oversees whether federal contractors are hiring, paying, and promoting their employees fairly.  A new policy directive has called for more thorough compliance reviews of government contractors’ adherence […]

Work-Life Integration

I hear a lot of people talking about work-life balance.  Work-life balance suggests that work is that thing we have to do in order to pay for the things we really want to do — “life.”  The very notion of work-life balance suggests that there must be a tradeoff.  The tradeoff pits work and life […]

Understanding Group Dynamics

A group is the conjoining of two or more people to complete a task. It is inevitable, at some point in your life, you will work in and be part of a group or team. Understanding group dynamics can help a group to successfully achieve desired outcomes. Group dynamics are the processes involved when people […]

Mindfulness helps change bad habits, reduce stress and change your brain

Setting on bed meditating

Did you know that mindfulness (the act of staying present) can help you change bad habits? Mindfulness is the ability to stay present, focusing your attention on what you are doing now and what is going on around you. Mindfulness is not worrying about the future (what is going to happen), and it is not […]

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. […]

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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 […]

Women in Leadership Roles Share Advice About Rising the Ranks

Women Setting in front of Computer Working

Women getting into the C-Suite At Fortune 500 companies women account for a mere 6.4% of the CEOs. What are the factors holding women back from the CEO position, and how can they overcome the hurdles? According to the Leadership Crisis Report, there are many factors hindering women from breaking through the glass ceiling. These […]