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...]

Why Acting Like a Girl is Good for Business

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Strong and successful alpha (masculine) women are on the rise in the business world, along with feminine men. I love that we get to pick the persona that fits us best but role reversals are also a source of confusion. Let's be clear—this has nothing to do with sexual orientation. Who we are attracted to [...] The post Why Acting Like a Girl is Good for Business appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The Subtle Difference between a Reality Check and a Positive Outlook

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What would happen if you switched your thinking to a radically positive outlook, no matter what? I survived a decade of bad luck and a string of life lessons, so I know a thing or two about overcoming adversity. An ugly divorce, life as an immigrant, my business destroyed not once—but three times due to [...] The post The Subtle Difference between a Reality Check and a Positive Outlook appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Do This Instead

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Are you already getting that knot in your stomach just thinking about what will happen when all hell breaks loose the first week of January? You need to organize your desk, make to-do lists, follow up, enter data, and most importantly—set your yearly goals. We’ve all read that people who set goals do better and [...] The post Forget New Year’s Resolutions – Do This Instead appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Love and Loathing of Internet Leaks in the Age of Authenticity

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Heads are rolling. Amy Pascal will not make it. Sony can do nothing to avoid the avalanche of bad press, snide comments, and our secret enjoyment as we evaluate which of our heroes will fall from grace and whom we will still believe. Truth is, we suspect that certain people are very difficult to work [...] The post Love and Loathing of Internet Leaks in the Age of Authenticity appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]