School of Hard Knocks

I am not totally sure my husband is going to be o.k. with this post.Which means, you should definitely keep reading.As many of you know, LG's law practice was a huge trial of our faith.LG was able to help a lot of people and do some amazing things,but it never paid out like it needed to.In fact, The State of Tennessee was so bad about payingtheir court appointments, that many times we waited over 6 monthsfor LG to be paid for his work.That is 6 months, after he submitted his claims.When you do juvenile work,...more

Mentoring Survey

There are a plethora of articles on what will help women succeed in Corporate America and many of these articles focus on mentoring. I am fascinated with this topic. Currently, I am compiling research on mentoring for women and would love to hear what your thoughts are on the following four issues: 1. What is the mistake you see women working in corporate America most often make? 2. What is the one thing that you can do to improve your role as a mentor to other women? 3. Do you think a woman can be both sexy and professional in the workplace? ...more

Workplace Helps w/Domestic Violence

There has been some branching out from some domestic violence organizations to include information of this problem to Corporate America. Organizations such as Safe Horizon have members of their organization, teaching companies about the impact of domestic violence in their workplaces. Not only does it increase health care expenses, but it also adds to employee absenteeism and productivity. ...more

Are Business Blogs Really As Boring As Watching Paint Dry?

So says the analysis of The Wall Street Journal based on a report from Forrester Research-- total cost of the actual report is $379 so I won't be commenting on the complete report.  Shout out to Toby Bloomberg who wrote about this on Diva Marketing The conclusion was that " ... most B2B blogs are “dull, drab, and don’t stimulate discussion.” A few stats from the WSJ article: 74% rarely get comments ...more

 It is all about the E word and as I said, being able to find the blog in the first ...more

Work-Life Balance for the Non-Mother

I made a choice a month ago, that got me all sorts of reactions from the outside world. I decided to quit my job to spend more time with my family. This, on its own, is something we have all heard and approve of, given the inherent failure of the current corporate structure to reconcile the careers and family life for women. I, however, do not have children, and therefore, the mixed reactions. ...more

Can't get no satisfaction? Try this

How many times have you purchased a product from the market, or department store and had something go wrong after the initial 'break-in' period? How many times have you gone out for a perfectly nice evening, only to be ignored by the wait staff, or have your food arrive cold or wrong or some other such thing? Well---it's happened to me more than once. Rather than just write off the establishment, I write to the top management. Do I get results? You betcha! I have done a lot of research and letter writing through the years and it's netted me some free products and free meals. ...more

Have you noticed when you go shopping, you either have a cashier that does not want to be ...more

Thanks Ms. Magazine For A Great 35 Years

Ms. Magazine's 35th Anniversary issue is on the newstands. I am pretty sure that I bought the first issue in July 1972. It seemed like the right thing to do. Everything I had always imagined for myself had just come crumbling down. The doctor husband, lifetime marriage, big house in the suburbs, 4 perfect children, stay at home mother, join a bridge club, dabble in a little philanthropy, etc., etc. ...more

Women like you made the world a better place for my generation. While we still have a ways to ...more

Let's Get Our Workforce Out of the 1950s

Is a computer worth more to a company than a female executive who makes six figures and has loads of client relationships? It might be, according to a New York Times article on Sylvia Ann Hewlett's recent book, "Off-Ramps and On-Ramps," about women re-entering the workforce after time off to care for children, parents or other reasons. ...more