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    Most Powerful Moms in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    Most Powerful Moms in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    For all of the bunk that women aren’t interested in careers in math or science the numbers of women entering STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] careers has been quietly growing. According to the National Science Foundation, the number of female science and engineering doctorate recipients increased by 36.1% from 2003 to 2008. Women stars in STEM have also been getting ...
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    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers

    How Employers Can Recruit (and Retain) Working Mothers
    As a career coach and organizational-development consultant working with many new parents, I hear the stories everyday from passionate, driven professionals: from a woman who can’t take a day off to be with her kids without the blackberry constantly buzzing; or from working mothers who hide on the floor of their offices, backs against the door, when it is time to ...
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    Melting? 5 Steps to Prevent Burnout

    Melting? 5 Steps to Prevent Burnout
    Working women often epitomize the expression “burning the candle at both ends.” This is due to the fact that the typical work day is not even close to 9 to 5. Not only because a lot of working women work overtime, but also because most working women juggle their work responsibilities with those of managing the household and caring for the ...
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    Returning After a Leave

    So you took some time off from work. People do it all the time, right? Sure, but you've been gone for several weeks on an extended leave. You had legitimate reasons for taking the time, but you're worried about how the absence will affect your career. Here's how to make sure that it doesn't -- at least not adversely. h4. Stay ...
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    Prepare Early for Maternity Leave

    Prepare Early for Maternity Leave
    Life used to be simple: You fell in love, got married and had a baby. Mom stayed home, and dad went to work. Nice and easy, right? But for many women today baby makes four: you, your husband, your baby -- and your job. How do you balance your changing body, your changing hormones and your career? Start by planning your ...
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    Tips for Working Mothers

    Tips for Working Mothers
    Fulfilling the role of Mom while also holding down a job can be dizzying. But with a little planning and family cooperation, moms can make routine tasks easier, get family members involved and helping instead of asking for things, and reduce everyone's stress level. Try these tips out. h4. Teach Cleanup Do you clean up toys, hang up coats, stow shoes, ...
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    How Employers Can Accommodate New Mothers at Work

    Susan Seitel, president of Minnesota-based consulting company Work & Family Connection, remembers one client well. The woman had recently given birth to her first child and was returning to work. Her infant cried all the way to day care. The mother cried all the way to the office. Unfortunately, Seitel sees many other new mothers who can relate to the woman ...
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    Too Early to Tell (Your Boss You're Pregnant)?

    Too Early to Tell (Your Boss You're Pregnant)?
    Congratulations! You’re pregnant! Now what? Be happy. For thousands of women, conceiving can be time consuming and long process. If you are one of the lucky ones to get pregnant right away, even better… maybe. Hopefully, while you were trying to conceive you put some thought into how being pregnant would effect your career and life in general. If you didn’t, ...
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    How Gen Y Women Redefine Success

    How Gen Y Women Redefine Success
    Two weeks ago I asked you what your 10 year vision looked like. Last week I asked you to consider some awkward scenarios that apply to women at work. And you already know that I don’t believe in the traditional job search or the traditional career path method. As I do research for my book project, I’ve realized that the lovely ...
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    How Mom's Advice Can Get You Promoted

    How Mom's Advice Can Get You Promoted
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
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    Manage Your Time as You Would Your Money

    Manage Your Time as You Would Your Money
    The older I get, the more valuable my time is to me. When I was a kid and even a young adult, any time I misspent was no more costly than a penny dropping out of my pocket. Now that I'm a work-at-home mother of three, my time is worth my weight in gold and I protect it as fervently as ...
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    Why Most Small Businesses Will Beat the Recession

    Why Most Small Businesses Will Beat the Recession
    Business owner Gene Marks offers three reasons why smart entrepreneurs will emerge from the downturn stronger than before There are about 20 million small businesses right now in this country, depending on who you ask. I'm going to bet that a great majority will survive the Great Recession of 2008-2009. I'm hoping my business will be one of them. And I'm ...
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    Influence Others to Attract More Business, Be Successful

    Influence Others to Attract More Business, Be Successful
    Whether you're climbing the corporate ladder or running your own business, you want to develop influence. Influence is a critical component to develop if you want to bring about collaboration and ultimately create buy in. As I look at influential people, I find that they have developed key characteristics that make them successful. You, too, can develop influence to increase sales, ...
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    Are Stay-at-Home Moms Regretting Their Choices?

    Are Stay-at-Home Moms Regretting Their Choices?
    Lately I’ve been getting lots of emails from women who left their careers behind to raise their kids and are now having second thoughts about the decisions they made. The main driver of their doubt seems to the bad economy. Many women are desperate for work now because their husbands have either lost their jobs or had their incomes cut during ...
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    Do Women Have To Think Like Men To Succeed?

    Do Women Have To Think Like Men To Succeed?
    In a recent discussion with a business friend, I was expressing my concern for an immerging business model that takes advantage of budding mom bloggers. I’m pretty passionate about moms who turn to the internet to earn income and want to make sure that they connect with good opportunities and resources. Over the years, I have often taken on money-making website ...
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    Second Shift: Making After-Work Hours Less Stressful

    Second Shift: Making After-Work Hours Less Stressful
    Until about a year ago, my husband and I worked opposite shifts and traded off with the kids in the middle of the day (usually in the parking lot of our company, where we both work, but sometimes at a nearby park). A lot of times I felt like I was going straight from one full-time job to another, since I ...
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    Working Moms: The Kids Are Fine

    Working Moms: The Kids Are Fine
    Working moms, you can breathe that sigh of relief now: A study drawing from 50 years of research supports what most of us have known all along: In spite of well-publicized reports to the contrary, infants and toddlers with working moms grow up to be just fine. The study, which appears in the American Psychological Association's publication, Psychological Bulletin, looked ...
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    Returning to Work After Maternity Leave

    Returning to Work After Maternity Leave
    Being a new mom is hard. Being a new working mom is even harder. On top of the anxiety you feel as a new parent, you're also dealing with responsibilities at the office, trying to get back on your feet after being away for an extended period of time, missing your baby, and -- of course -- working mom guilt. We ...
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    6 Tips to Making New Habits Stick

    6 Tips to Making New Habits Stick
    Are you trying to cultivate a new habit? Are you having trouble being consistent with this habit? Our habits determine our quality of life. This month I'm doing group coaching with my readers, and I was intrigued to see that many of them have goals to cultivate new habits this month. They include very useful habits like: • Meditate every day ...
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    The Dot-com Mom

    The Dot-com Mom
    They run their businesses on everyone else’s schedules. Today’s “mompreneurs” do market research, line up publicity, and assemble purchase orders within little windows of time sandwiched between carpool, naptime, and grocery shopping. “It is multi-tasking at its finest,” explains Gabrielle DeSantis, co-owner with fellow mom Monica Hillman, of Gigi Hill Bags, a California handbag company that grew out of conversations shared ...
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