New Year's (Business) Resolutions

Kathy Steele Vice President/Creative Director ...more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Finding My Way In An Economic Downturn

By Guest Blogger, Tamara Arbeiter I was recently laid off from my job. The Record of Employment I just received in the mail stated “Economic reasons” for my departure.  As company policy goes, I was asked to leave immediately.  Comforted only by the fact that a handful of very senior executives were also laid off that day, I packed up my desk, grabbed my kids’ photos and artwork and left, without time for goodbyes....more

Tamara, one of the best things about being a woman who has had a successful career and who ...more

Pay Per View Does Make Money

The only ones who complain on pay per view, are not receiving enough views to garnish any sort of income. I know many who do very well with pay per view, and I am one of those individuals. ...more

Variety Pack: More Blogs, Less Searching

This week at Web Worker Daily, Aliza Sherman wrote Mine Twitter’s Wealth in 15 Minutes a Day. She offers a 3 step, 15 minute program that will help you keep your Twitter time under control and make the most of it. According to Aliza, this is the way to compress your Twitter time into 15 minutes a day (with heavy snipping on my part–so read the original):...more

and need to be reminded to stop concentrating on something. The timer idea is great ...more

A Reaction to the Shriver Report: Women's Voices For Change

by Diane Vacca, for Women's Voices For Change ...more

I went through to Women's Voices for Change and read your most excellent article, then ...more

Gloria Steinem: It's Not a Man's World or a Woman's Nation

We at WVFC have been excited about Maria Shriver's A Woman's Nation project, which is being highlighted this weeek on NBC-TV. (At the bottom of the post, see Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm talk to Shriver on the Today Show.) Look here tomorrow for word from our own Diane Vacca, evaluating the new report issued this week by Shriver and her team....more

Women as Breadwinners

One of my favorite episodes of the Brady Bunch is the one where Mike and Carol swap their traditional parenting roles. Mike spends an afternoon cooking with Marcia, Jan, and Cindy, while Carol runs baseball practice for Greg, Peter, and Bobby. Despite their best efforts, both fail spectacularly. Mike makes a mockery of himself in the kitchen, while Carol looks like a fish out of water on the baseball diamond. At the end of the day, Mike and Carol share a good laugh and come to the inescapable conclusion that they — and the family — are much better off when everyone does what they’re supposed to do. The episode is hilariously funny and, like much of the show, awfully old-fashioned. The Brady Bunch, of course, is all about traditional gender roles. Mike is the breadwinner, Carol is the caregiver, the boys like sports, the girls like dolls, Alice likes to dust. Even Tiger lives in an old-fashioned doghouse.  A Woman’s Nation is centered on the idea that America in 2009 looks a whole lot different than America in, say, the early 1970s. In the chapter entitled “New Breadwinners,” the report explores the new American economy, which for the first time contains a workforce evenly split along gender lines. Not only do women now make up 50 percent of the nation’s workforce, but working mothers are also now the primary or co-breadwinners in a majority of American families. Nevertheless, from the types of jobs women hold to how much (or how little) they are compensated, equity in the workplace has clearly not yet been achieved despite women’s new parity in the workplace. The starkest indicator of this fact is the pay gap — the average woman working full-time earns a mere 77 cents for every dollar earned by her male counterpart....more

Networking For Women

As seasoned entrepreneurs, we realize that without a positive professional reputation we aren’t going to get very far. For any new entrepreneur, establishing an excellent reputation is not something that is achieved overnight. It is the product of consistently good behavior, over time, and it is earned. Whether you realize it or not, you started to lay the groundwork for your professional reputation the day you began your very first job. You began to build that reputation through your actions. A good reputation is important no matter what kind of business you have or are working toward....more

Change… The Only Constant

Hi All, Yesterday was a busy and fun day. Massage was wonderful. Lunch was yummy. Disney on Ice was… well… fun for the kids! The evening didn’t end successfully with my two year old barfing all over my bed after coughing for three straight hours. Exhausted this morning! But back to the Blog. Today is a very gloomy day in Montreal, so perhaps that’s why today’s Blog is a little more introspective. ...more
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