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Climbing the ladder

The Law Was My Dream Career — Until I Had Kids

The legal industry has seen droves of women entering the field since the 1980s as strides have been made — both through legislation and cultural pressure — towards eliminating gender discrimination. Women now represent about 45 percent of those...

Work Gap? Here’s How to Close It on Your Resume

Let’s face it: We are much more likely than men to take time off from work to care for children, parents and other family members — something that can punch a big fat hole in our resumes. About two-thirds of caregivers are women, according to...

Indiegogo and Pandora Prove Gender Diversity is Possible in Tech

After tech giants like Google and Facebook released their entirely unsurprising (yet disappointing) employee gender statistics, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg weighed in on the problem of gender parity in the tech industry, claiming there are...

Does Your Resume Need an Update?

True or false? Companies instantly discard resumes for failing to include certain keywords. Most of us have heard this at least once. But is it true? In the age of increasingly sophisticated applicant tracking systems (ATS) that scan resumes for...

Are You Sending the Right Signals at Work?

When it comes to how you’re perceived at work, it might be tempting to think that the quality of your work is all that matters. But the reality is that your colleagues’ perceptions of you depend on much more than just the work you produce....

What Should You Do When a Colleague Pulls the “Girl" Card?

"I called a senior-level manager to find out why one of my team members did not pass a board certification. When he provided the feedback, I pushed back with strong points. He immediately pulled the girl card. Instead of addressing my issues, he...

Are You Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Success?

An acquaintance of mine recently told me about a frustrating — though ultimately fruitful — job experience. When her boss went on maternity leave, she assumed the majority of her workload in the interim, and handled all the new tasks with skill...

CEO of YouTube Taking Fifth Maternity Leave, Some of Us Barely Get One

The fact that Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, is pregnant with her fifth child speaks volumes about the ability to balance a high-level career with motherhood — when you’re the boss, that is. It is inspiring to hear that Wojcicki, an early...

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