Connecting Is More Important Than Doing Your Job

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We have to be "on" all the time. Employers expect us to work over weekends, we're supposed to answer emails within five minutes, and most of us feel guilty if we go home at five o'clock when there is still work to do. Sure, we get the job done, but what about the people and [...] The post Connecting Is More Important Than Doing Your Job appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How To Deal With Messy People

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She lied right to your face, he didn’t take responsibility for the screw-up at work, and the project manager blames everyone else when she's the one who can't seem to, well… manage. If only people weren’t so unreliable! Or, as I now like to call it—messy. What can we do when we have to deal [...] The post How To Deal With Messy People appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How To Talk About Yourself Without Being an Egomaniac

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Newsflash! It’s imperative that you stop talking about yourself so much immediately. Why? Because there is a way to refer to yourself without rubbing off the “I” of your keyboard. One of the biggest mistakes in selling yourself and your services is by using “I” or “we” sentences. And FYI, “we” isn’t really all that [...] The post How To Talk About Yourself Without Being an Egomaniac appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

What If You Are Asking The Question Completely Wrong?

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One of the questions most frequently asked to those of us who have made it is, "What is the secret to success?" Wouldn’t it be nice if it could be boiled down to just one answer? Look no further, here it is! The background story for how this came to mind took place during a [...] The post What If You Are Asking The Question Completely Wrong? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How To Be Happy (A Three Step Approach for Working Moms)

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I had a lively discussion last night with two friends from middle school in Nuremberg, Germany. One is married with a teenager at home and the other is divorced with two kids. They each told me the same story that I have heard literally all over the world. Sabine said she’s gone through her second [...] The post How To Be Happy (A Three Step Approach for Working Moms) appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

2% Women CEO’s — Is This The Most We Can Handle?

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Gender equality. Oh boy, it sure gets people going. Have women already made enough progress? Is it enough that women hold 2% of board and CEO positions, or should we keep pushing forward until we get to 50%? And why are we only focusing on women, shouldn’t we focus on all types of diversity while [...] The post 2% Women CEO’s — Is This The Most We Can Handle? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Why Most Women Don’t Make It Past Middle Management… and what you can do about it

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I am happy to report a successful launch of my corporate initiative, How Acting Like a Girl is Good for Business: 7 Profit Secrets of Gender-Diverse Corporations! Meaningful conversations have already started with CEO’s, C-Level Executives, and HR departments who are keen to improve the gender gaps within their companies. As I continue to dive [...] The post Why Most Women Don’t Make It Past Middle Management… and what you can do about it appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Deal Has Gone Bad — Now What?

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The vendor was disastrous. Deadlines missed, calls not returned, work incomplete, programming sloppy, and worst of all—he didn’t even bother to watch the screen-casts I recorded of the problems he needed to fix! I discovered how lackadaisical his approach was during a conference call while I was in another state to attend a funeral. Not [...] The post The Deal Has Gone Bad — Now What? appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How to raise women’s paychecks…

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Dear Brilliant Woman, There’s a shocking new study on women and money, in the workplace: According to AAUW, women will get paid equally as the men (who do the same jobs as you)… (are you sitting down?) …in just another 124 years. That’s right women, we’re “just” another one hundred and twenty-four years from pay [...] The post How to raise women’s paychecks… appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Alpha Male is Dead, Long Live the New Masculine Man

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Last week I wrote an article that went viral about why feminine attributes are good for business. This week we take a look at how the role of the masculine man is changing. And yes, this is a business topic, albeit an unusual one. As the founder of The Women’s Code and with a corporate [...] The post The Alpha Male is Dead, Long Live the New Masculine Man appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]