Women Doing It All…Jesscia Simpson–u go girl!!!

Category : MOMSTAR

Returning to work after maternity leave is a huge stress factor for many first time moms, you have to re-arrange your work life around your new baby. It can also fill women with self-doubt about their roles as a career woman and mom. Some experts believe women need four months of maternity leave before they’re ready to come back, many women only get six to eight weeks. Jessica Simpson and Kate Middleton are two successful working women who seem to be able to do it all. Below are some tips to help make the transmission as smooth as possible. http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/960719/going-back-to-work-after-maternity-leave. I want to hear from you. What tips would you give to a mom returning to work?

 

 

Mindy

 

Look Like You Deserve a Raise

Category : UNCATEGORIZED

Featured in DailyWorth  

A “business casual” dress code can be dicey, especially when office rules relax in the summer.

And if you’re looking to land a promotion, those Friday flip-flops won’t help, says Barbara Pachter, business

etiquette expert and author of Greet! Eat! Tweet!  Here’s how to keep your wardrobe raise-worthy:

 

Don’t be sporty. Avoid Capri pants (too relaxed); tank tops (too skin-baring); and be cautious with the new thong sandals (see below).
Be fit. Clothes that fit well are crucial. If your weight fluctuates or you’re tempted by a slightly tight skirt that’s on sale, don’t try to make ill-fitting items work.
Toes exposed? Open-toe policies vary, but avoid shoes that can be worn to the beach. And if your foot is going to be visible in the office, it’s got to be well-groomed.
Pull it together. Lose the scuffed shoes and worn-out handbag. Favor bold jewelry? Pick one piece to highlight—and avoid dangling earrings or stacks of bangles, which look (and sound) distracting.


Bottom line: Your look sends serious signals to your boss. If you’re climbing the ladder, dress for it.

 


Women Make Money – The Proof Is In The Numbers

Category : UNCATEGORIZED

June 1, 2011  Daily Worth

Why “Female Skills” Are Worth More

Women make money. Even better, women make companies make money, according to the Senate Joint Economic Committee’s 2010 report, “Invest in Women, Invest in America.”

Companies with the most women on their boards post 66% higher returns on invested capital, and 42% higher returns on sales than companies with the fewest women represented.
Fortune 500 companies that promote women to senior roles consistently outperform their competitors.

In fact, the report concludes, female leadership is crucial to America’s economic growth.

With numbers like those, you would think every CEO in America would be scrambling to attract and retain—i.e. pay and promote—female employees.

But no. The needle hasn’t moved on the “women earn 80 cents to a man’s dollar” thing. And we’ll skip the statistics about the lack of women in the C-suites.

So what’s a girl to do now?

The answer, as Sheryl Sandberg pointed out in her game-changing TED speech, lies with you (and us).

According to the Senate report, which cites a study of 800 companies, there are reasons whycompanies with women in powerful positions succeed:

Women are active role models
Women set achievable expectations
Women reward accomplishments
Women encourage others to contribute

Translation: What looks like “nice” behavior—cooperation, team-building, mentoring—is actually powerful and profitable.

Maybe it’s time for a new definition of leadership.

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