The Year I Was Wonder Woman for Halloween

Halloween 2003. My son was 16 months old. I bought him the most adorable pumpkin costume and couldn’t wait for Halloween night ....more

It’s National Flex Day: Respect the Flex!

Today is National Flex Day, a day intended to encourage employers and employees to unite behind the need for more flexibility. Flexibility is good for everyone – for working mothers, working fathers, working daughters and sons caring for aging parents, millennials seeking a balanced lifestyle, civic-minded people craving time to give back to their communities....more

Women’s Networking Events Not Working? Build Your Own Power Network

Recently Ann Friedman, a writer for NYmag.com, questioned the value of women-centric conferences in article titled “Events for Powerful...more

Thank Goddess It’s Friday

Thank goddess it’s Friday. And how about next week, you drink some coffee and help smash the patriarchy? And wear pink, while you’re at it ....more

Corporate Egg Freezing: The Good and The Bad

After news that Facebook and Apple now pay for women employees to freeze their eggs, several readers reached out and asked me what I thought of egg freezing as a perk. The benefit doesn’t bother me; the (justified) reaction...more

Scott Brown Misses Another Opportunity

Senator Brown Senate candidate Scott Brown, campaigned at a UNH tailgate party last weekend where some students yelled misogynistic comments about Brown’s current and former opposition: New Hampshire Senator Jean Shaheen and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. Brown did not address the comments. The Seacoast Online ran a headline today asking, “What’s a candidate to do when supporters behave badly?” The answer is simple: denounce the behavior ....more

Lessons From and For Men in Tech

A friend posted Nilofer Merchant’s response to what Microsoft’s CEO said about women and raises on her Facebook page and asked, “Can I get an AMEN?” Yes, you can. In case you missed it, at a conference dedicated to women in technology last week, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella said about women and compensation, “It’s not really about asking for the raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the right raises as you go along.” Understandably so, women were outraged. We’ve been “going along” for years and so far “the system” discounts our work collectively by close to 30 percent ....more

Malala Shares Nobel Peace Prize, Youngest Laureate Ever

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzay and Kailash Satyarthi for their work in support of children. Satyarthi is a human rights activist from India working to end child slavery and exploitative child labor practices. Yousafzay, who is 17, is the youngest Laureate ever....more

Words Matter Sweetheart

Photo credit: CharlieBaker2014.com It’s not just the word “sweetheart”, it’s what might lie...more

Thank Goddess It’s Friday

Thank goddess it’s Friday. How was your week? I might actually stay up late tonight ....more