Category Archives: Advice

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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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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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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What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions – Flexibility

I’m fortunate to work at a company that offers flexible working arrangements, and since the birth of my first child, I’ve worked from home part-time. I’m still a committed employee producing high caliber work, but I’m being given less challenging assignments, and my supervisor no longer discusses the possibility of advancement with me. I really […]

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What Works for Women at Work: Answers to Common Questions – Sexist Remarks?

Some of my male colleagues frequently make sexist remarks about other women in the office. Their comments really offend me, and I don’t like keeping quiet. But I’m not sure of how to confront my colleagues without upsetting them and making the situation worse. How can I respond effectively? We hear you! The idea of […]

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