‘Tis the Season: Dos and Don’ts of Holiday Party Etiquette

Whether it’s a company bash, a family gathering or a personal, after-hours shindig, it’s undeniably holiday party season. You might be gearing up for a whole slew of functions, or perhaps just one, but be sure not to leave without considering what behavior is appropriate for each. How to Dress Choosing your attire for a holiday party might be one of the hardest steps in preparation. ...more

What an Obama Presidency Means: JOBS

The newly elected Democratic presidency will literally create millions of new jobs in order to re-build America after the recent economic downturn. In an Ohio economic speech earlier this month, Obama stated: “Today I’m proposing a number of steps that we should take immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners. It’s a plan that begins with one word that’s on everyone’s mind, and it’s spelled J-O-B-S.” So, where will jobs be growing, and how will he support America’s working women? Read on for an in-depth look. Breaking News Update: 2.5 Million Jobs by 2011Obama and his economic team are working hard to develop an Economic Recovery Plan — the details of which are still being worked out — but according to Change.gov is “a two-year, nationwide initiative that will strengthen our economy and put millions of Americans to work rebuilding our crumbling roads and bridges, modernizing our schools, and securing our clean energy future.” What can we expect as working, or looking-for-work, Americans? Concisely put, Obama is investing in our economic future, promising 2.5 million additional jobs by January 2011. For The LadiesAs president, Obama will continue to promote paycheck equity and close the wage gap between men and women. Read on for details on how he will expand paid sick days, invest in women-owned businesses, and promote women in math and science. Where Are Jobs Growing?● Energy & Environment● Health Care● Teaching Why Education MattersWhile jobs are available for people of all education levels, high-impact jobs require applicants to earn college degrees. Across the board, employees with bachelor’s degrees or higher are eligible for greater salaries, better benefits packages, and also tend to have more job stability. See original article on WomenCo.com. ...more