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Dealing with Page Hogs

Janet Walkow

…. People Who Take Up Too Much Space originally posted (2/2103) There are people who will insert themselves onto various aspects of your life script, e.g., they want to be involved in whatever you’re doing, even if you don’t want or need their input. Rebecca had a college roommate, Roxie, who is a classic page hog. She had to comment … Continue reading

The More Things Change, They Stay the Same

Christine Jacobs

(originally posted 2/2013) This expression was at the front of my mind this week when I ran into a woman I worked with at my first company after graduate school, over thirty years ago.  We have run into each other every once in a while and have followed each others careers and families from afar. When she asked what I … Continue reading

Women Claiming Authority

Janet Walkow

This week, LWP is featuring a story that highlights Hannah Riley Bowles research on how women claim authority. Bowles, a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) conducts research on gender in negotiation and the attainment of leadership positions. Bowles describes how the women whose narrative includes talking about how they have provided new strategic direction, built a … Continue reading

Executive Feminism in 3′s

Janet Walkow

This week we are featuring a blog written by Whitney Johnson and Lisa Joy Rosner, where the authors describe executive feminism and how it can help more that just the top tier. “Mayer, Sandberg, Slaughter: Driving Change, at a Cost” describes how Melissa Mayer, Sheryl Sandberg and Ann Marie Slaughter are making noise in a way that could help working … Continue reading

Fair Pay for Women

Christine Jacobs

… Lily Ledbetter & Me April 9 is National Fair Pay Day as designated by Presidential Proclamation.  One Tuesday in April is designated to indicate the pay gap between men and women.  Simply put, with women only earning 77 cents to every dollar for men, we work one day (Monday) free each week.  Read more about this holiday at:  http://www.pay-equity.org/day.html. … Continue reading

Leaning In

Christine Jacobs

………… Necessary, but Not Sufficient I have been fully prepared not to like Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In.  The Facebook COO is beautiful, privileged, brilliant, successful (career, husband, children) and incredibly wealthy.  The hype around the book has been that women are holding themselves back from complete success.  They need to “lean in” and fully commit to making their careers … Continue reading

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Christine Jacobs

This expression was at the front of my mind this week when I ran into a woman I worked with at my first company after graduate school, over thirty years ago.  We have run into each other every once in a while and have followed each others careers and families from afar. When she asked what I was up to, … Continue reading

Rehearsals

Christine Jacobs

It is not always easy to see your way forward in tough situations.  Many of us worry about becoming emotional or that our views, opinions and strategies will not be received well.  The best way to get through this is to rehearse.  Think about what you want to say and how you want a meeting or confrontation to proceed – … Continue reading

Taking Stock

Christine Jacobs

Out with 2012 and in with 2013.  I. for one, am ready for the New Year. I survived a major birthday, some inconvenient medial issues and the world survived the end of the Mayan calendar. Reflect on Your Accomplishments I often dwell more on what is still on my to-do list but sometimes it is good just to reflect on … Continue reading

Getting to Yes

Janet Walkow

I’ve learned over the years that if you want or need something, you have to ask for it. If you don’t, you’ll likely be disappointed.  Without asking, you’ll have a better chance of getting it than if you didn’t ask.  While you won’t always get what you want, there are ways to improve your odds. My term for this is … Continue reading