This One Thing Will Drive Customers Away — Guaranteed

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If you've been following my posts, you know your business needs social proof. This is how buyers can verify your credibility through accolades on your website and tantalizing descriptions of your brilliance on places like Yelp, Facebook, Amazon, and TripAdvisor. But there is one big mistake many businesses make that can annoy even happy customers. [...] The post This One Thing Will Drive Customers Away — Guaranteed 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...]

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...]

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...]

The Bitch-and-Bully-Free Office

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Warning! You may find this article offensive and it could strike close to home if you have ever been a victim of workplace bullying. Sadly, office bullies and bitches are commonplace. In an office that employs 50 people, 22 will be bullied and 18 of them eventually leave. Meanwhile, the company pays heftily for stress-related [...] The post The Bitch-and-Bully-Free Office appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

How Women Can Make It To The Top

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I read an article today about the famous UCLA Anderson School of Management. The article was featured in Businessweek and takes an uncomfortable look at the difficulties women face to get to the top and be compensated fairly. Sure, that’s nothing new. But the surprising information is that women are leaving their positions at Anderson [...] The post How Women Can Make It To The Top appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

The New Nerd

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Why are there so few women in tech? As someone who’s worked in tech for twenty years it’s always been a mystery. Most men I’ve spoken to don’t think this is much of an issue.After I posted this very question in an anonymous forum the responses received were worse than anything I expected. Responses like [...] The post The New Nerd appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Lack Of Confidence – The Silent Career Killer

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When you have confidence, life is grand. Things come easy, people are drawn to you, and your boss just knows that you will get the job done. Confident people get the best jobs, attract the best relationships and partners, and are irresistible to be around. It is much easier for a person to be confident [...] The post Lack Of Confidence - The Silent Career Killer appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Finding The Career That Makes You Happy

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Let me start by stating the obvious… If you are unhappy in your job, you are not doing anyone a favor—least of all yourself. Regardless of your excuses and whether or not your boss really is a tyrant, or the commute is too long and stressful, or you don’t like the city, your co-workers, or [...] The post Finding The Career That Makes You Happy appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]

Top 10 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

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For the last six years, much of my day-to-day work has focused on helping entrepreneurs get their ideas out of their heads and onto paper so they can turn those ideas into their dream businesses. I’ve learned quite a few things about the personality traits that we must possess to make a living from something [...] The post Top 10 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur appeared first on The Women's Code. … [Read more...]