STIR The Pot: The HOW Of Social Networking

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One of the biggest buzzwords you should pay attention to is relationship building. Social networking (not social media) is all about getting others to connect with us. That means we have to understand how to engage people we haven’t even met in meaningful conversations. I recently wrote about the WHY of social networking, and this [...] The post STIR The Pot: The HOW Of Social Networking appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Gender Role Reversal: We’ve Got It All Mixed Up

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“Circumstances don’t define me, I define my circumstances.” ~Beate Chelette In my recent article about masculine (alpha) women, I described how women can get caught between needing to be tough and sharp at work, and soft and nurturing at home. Some of the responses revealed just how many women are exasperated by having one more [...] The post Gender Role Reversal: We've Got It All Mixed Up appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Women’s Code on Masculine Women—Are You One?

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We used to believe masculine women were butch, a little bit scary, wore pant suits and comfortable shoes—they were easy to spot. That surely has changed. I am a masculine alpha woman. I wear high heels, frills, skirts, and like it if my man orders dinner for me. Yet in business, I can be as [...] The post The Women’s Code on Masculine Women—Are You One? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Please Change The Subject

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Self-discipline is necessary in your online communications. Long emails are easy—the short, effective ones take more effort. Always ask yourself: What do I want to say? Is it clear? Does it need a lot of detail? Am I specifically asking for what I want the recipient to do? So, how can we best communicate in [...] The post Please Change The Subject appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

5 Principles Of The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge That Will Make You More Popular

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As the creator of The Women’s Code and an avid user of all things social media, I find it fascinating to watch an idea go viral. As business owners, we want our ideas to go viral, too. Understanding the principles behind a successful campaign can teach us how to apply them to our own businesses [...] The post 5 Principles Of The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge That Will Make You More Popular appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

You Can’t Save The World. Just Save Yourself.

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Tell me if this is something you can relate to. It’s about all the “stuff” that happens in a day that keeps us spinning in circles and away from the things that propel us forward. Here’s an example of a typical day for me… A friend from Germany sends me three letters asking, “Hey, can [...] The post You Can’t Save The World. Just Save Yourself. appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

This LinkedIn Feature Can Cost You A Job

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Time to reveal a not-so-secret secret that stares us in the face multiple times a day. You may even use this trick yourself, or at least recognize the strategy. After all, you see it on newsstands all the time. Gazing at the magazine selection while you wait for your turn in the checkout line, which [...] The post This LinkedIn Feature Can Cost You A Job appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Men Don’t Know, So Stop Pretending

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I am so tired of men telling me about work-life balance for women. You don’t know. Stop talking about it. I’ve had this discussion over and over again for the past seven years, and it’s the reason I developed The Women’s Code. In theory, men and women experience the same issues when trying to find [...] The post Men Don't Know, So Stop Pretending appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

5 Relationship Principles I Learned While On Vacation

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Just yesterday, I returned home from my vacation in the Dominican Republic. Of the 20 people who shared the 10-bedroom villa, I knew only one of them before I got there. A bit nerve-wracking if you ask me. Would we get along? Would there be drama? Would this vacation be the rejuvenation I needed, or [...] The post 5 Relationship Principles I Learned While On Vacation appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Selfishness Doesn’t Work

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There has been a lot of talk going around about the Pendulum that has swung to the other side of business. In other words, over and done are the days of the lone alpha CEO who rules his kingdom for maximum profit. Suddenly, we are talking about teamwork, the greater good, and businesses that act [...] The post Selfishness Doesn’t Work appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]