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What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions-Admin Trouble?

I’m having a tough time dealing with my administrative assistant. She rarely responds to my emails, dawdles on the simplest of assignments, and on occasion has been outright rude to me. I’ve conferred with a few of my male peers, and they’re perplexed. They’ve always found her to be helpful, efficient, and cordial. What gives? […]

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Old news for some, but for recent grads: the 23 unwritten rules of email The Paris mayoral race is all-female (and how to interpret that) What do you think of the findings presented by these professors? Related, do women “redefine power”? Need some career inspiration? Check out these profiles from The Everygirl. Forbes “Power Women […]

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New Girls’ Network founder Joan C. Williams discusses why working fathers need balance too on HBR IdeaCast. Despite a bipartisan victory in state legislature, Rick Perry vetoed Texas’ equal pay bill. What role did corporate lobbyists play in this disappointing outcome? Have you been following the “opt out” discussion? Related, millennial women aren’t opting out; […]

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What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions-Self-Promotion?

My male colleagues have no problem broadcasting their achievements, demanding raises, and requesting promotions. But when my female colleagues do the same, they become the topic of gossip—they are “arrogant,” “inflated,” or “full of themselves.” I produce good work, but I feel like my coworkers are passing me by because no one seems to recognize […]

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How gender bias and inadequate work-life balance provisions are driving the female lawyer exodus. Will the president’s choice for Fed chair be “a test of the administration’s commitment to inclusiveness”? The Daily Beast tackles the Tug of War in the context of recent comments from Anthony Weiner’s campaign aide. Flexible work options can be a […]

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What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions- Getting Your Accomplishments Recognized?

None of my supervisors seem to pay attention to—or at least remember—my accomplishments. My male coworkers don’t seem to have this problem. But when I try to remind my colleagues, I just see all these “who do you think you are?” faces staring back at me. What can I do to get recognition without looking […]

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Is work-life fatigue holding you back? Related, European women are picking up the second shift, too. Royal baby alert! Did you know that Prince William, like all U.K. fathers, is receiving paid paternity leave? The Atlantic discusses the telecommuting gender gap and its implications for advancement. “To want to break into the boys’ club because […]

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Three cheers for Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues in Congress, who rolled out their new economic agenda for women and families on Thursday! Children’s storybook characters “often inhabit a bygone, male breadwinner-female homemaker era.” Eager to appeal to women voters, male politicians are shooting campaign ads in their kitchens. The results? Mixed. Techies and attorneys, […]

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