Climbing the ladder

Japan’s First Lady: ‘We Are in Need of Bold Change’

Japanese women are dropping out of the workforce at an alarming rate, with an almost 40 percent loss predicted to occur by 2050. What’s to blame? The 24/7 work culture

How to Survive a Toxic Workplace

There are few things more soul-crushing than hating your job. Every night you feel that twinge of anxiety before going to bed. Every morning you spend your commute steeped in negativity dreading the day ahead. However, in this economy, leaving...

Should I Grow My Business or Sell it for Financial Stability?

I am entering a new chapter in my life. My youngest daughter is off to college in the fall and my oldest will be graduating in December. For the past five years I’ve been able to work part time or from home, most recently with a home-based...

Get Along With Your Most Annoying Coworkers

Unless you’ve worked alone your entire career or you’re extremely tolerant, you’ve probably had your share of annoying coworkers — the busybody who peppers you with intrusive questions, the slacker who does no work but somehow takes all the credit...

4 Million-Dollar Business Skills to Master

Over the course of your career there are many valuable skills that will help you advance professionally and financially. These skills aren’t taught in school but they are crucial to giving us the greatest control over our financial future. The...

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...

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