The Real Work Life Imbalance

I am sure that PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi has some fantastic lessons on leadership that we could all benefit from. She could teach us about managing boards and shareholders and telling a story through the press. But when it comes to parenting, I suspect Nooyi could learn a lot…

19 Ways to Be More Effective Today

We tend to get overwhelmed by change because when we think of making changes we think big. Moving, marrying, divorcing, becoming a parent, career transitioning. But often the most effective change comes in smaller forms. It is seemingly minor lifestyle changes that can lead to improved outlook, focus and…

25 Working Moms To Follow On Twitter 2013

These 25 women have been selected for our list because they have reached the top of their fields and they share their experience and their lives in raw form through multiple daily tweets. They are prolific, personal and inspiring – all have children and demanding careers.

Today, most moms are…

Seven Ways To Speak Up Smartly At The Office

We know that advocating for yourself at the office is essential, but how you do it determines your success. I recently had lunch with a C level executive at a public company. She had been promoted to COO and her new role included overseeing a number of additional departments….

9 Mistakes for Working Moms to Avoid at the Office

As working moms, we have some unavoidable time constraints which can lead to extreme performance pressure. How we behave at the office can make a world of difference to our success:

1. Limit the Family Photos


Having more than two photos on your desk makes people think that you would rather…

5 Fixes for Your Unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions

Chances are you have never accomplished your New Year’s resolutions. By June, 54% of people have abandoned theirs and by the end of year, just forget about it. So instead of pie-in-the-sky resolutions that require unrealistic leaps, focus on small lifestyle changes with achievable and permanent results.

Here are the…

21 Ways to Win at Public Speaking

by Samantha Ettus Public speaking is an essential skill — not just for CEOs and Oscar winners — but for each and every one of us. Whether you are asked to give a toast at a wedding, say a few words at a birthday dinner, nail a sales presentation,…

Marissa Mayer is Six Months Pregnant: Hooray for Yahoo!

When Marissa Mayer was announced as the new Yahoo! CEO yesterday, there was a collective wow. A 37 year old woman!  An engineer! Another role model – in Silicon Valley, a place in dire need of more women in top positions. And then a little part of me got greedy and thought, can you imagine…

Does the Wage Gap Start in Kindergarten?

by Samantha Ettus Last week was the end of year Parent’s Day at pre-school. The teachers playfully interviewed each four year old with a few questions including: “What does your Mommy do while you are at school?” and “What does your Daddy do while you are at school?” I had…

Ann Romney Has Never Worked – For a Paycheck

by Samantha Ettus Hilary Rosen should be apologizing for what she didn’t say – not for what she did. I once met Mitt Romney at a fundraiser I was invited to by a friend of mine who has always been involved in his campaigns. I had attended many political…