• Betwixt and Between

    Betwixt and Between

    How do you get from where you are to where you want to be? I’ve written a lot on this blog about the need for women to build new businesses – different kinds of businesses – if we hope to achieve a better balance in our workplaces and in our lives. But how does that happen? How do you live

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  • What the world needs now is more wealthy women

    What the world needs now is more wealthy women

    What do Silicon Valley, the Catholic Church and the nation of Germany all have in common? If the articles I’m reading lately are any guide, the answer is an under-representation of women in leadership. Germany has taken the strongest action this month, actually passing a law a few weeks ago requiring its major firms to allot at least 30% of

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  • When “Equilibrium” Means “No”

    When “Equilibrium” Means “No”

    One of the greatest forces we have for equilibrium is the power of our own choices. I was reminded of this last month as I sat wringing my hands in Galway, Ireland, making a choice of my own. It was New Year’s Day, I was midway through a wonderful vacation with my family – and I was supposed to be

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  • Bye-bye to the Long-Hours Culture

    Bye-bye to the Long-Hours Culture

    The title above was the subtitle of a recent article by Lucy Kellaway, a columnist for the Financial Times. This full-page piece ran in the Business section of “The World in 2015,” by The Economist. I was so excited to see a global periodical dedicate a full page of commentary to changing attitudes on work hours. Why? Because women have

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  • Life Comes First

    Life Comes First

      “My kids have no memories of me at dinner – I never made it home before dinner.” My sister was sharing this quip from a male colleague of hers, and it really struck me – though perhaps not for the reason you’d think. I know plenty of men who are choosing to let presence, not absence, define their family

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