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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

Critic(al) Thinking

Janet Walkow

Critics are all around us; using words, body language and actions to convey their opinions, ideas and feelings. It could be someone’s raised eyebrows when they look disapprovingly at your wardrobe selection, a teacher or boss who says you’re not working to your potential, people commenting about the weight you’ve gained, potential romantic partners who don’t call when they say … 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

You, You & You

Janet Walkow

… Code Switching Our Various Roles In any given day or week, you will transition between multiple roles that may include daughter, student, advisor, athlete, colleague, parent, friend, romantic partner. Each role can be dynamic, yet distinct, and effectively moving between our various ‘characters’ may  come naturally for some; less so for others.  The way you use language and the … 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

Dealing with Page Hogs

Janet Walkow

…. People Who Take Up Too Much Space 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 and weigh in … Continue reading

Costumes

Christine Jacobs

Everything you wear tells others something about you.  One of the very first impressions anyone gets from another person is what type of clothing or shoes they are wearing. Bright colors or black.  Fitted or loose.  Stylish or time worn.  They all reflect your moods, your activities your style or just an image you want to send.  But, they do … Continue reading