Given corporate America's sensitivities to discrimination lawsuits, it seems unfathomable that a manager in today's litigious environment would sit down with and employee and very specifically say,"you can't attend the meeting because you are a woman."
As implausible as that conversation may seem in 2009, it is occurring in offices throughout global organizations that have clients in countries that are not female-friendly.
Imagine this scenario: You're taking some college courses, and you're not happy with your program. Do you blog about it? If so, how far do you take your criticism? Do you do so under your own name? Do you name the program, your instructors, your fellow students? Where do you draw the line? If you work with kids as part of your program, do you blog about them?
Time is moving forward. Are you?
Have you recently gained or lost something or someone, done or
didn’t do something a bit scary, or reached a point in your life where
you want to do something differently or just be someone other than you
It’s time. It’s time to do it. Some of us aren’t sure what “it” even is. But we are sure it’s time.
Maybe you have:
If you dig or detest Don, Betty, Peggy, Roger, Joan, Pete, or the rest of the gang then go ahead and Madmen yourself, its fun, its free and its at: http://www.amctv.com/originals/madmen/madmenyourself/
351. That is the number of unread emails in my email inbox. 10,196 is the total number of messages. And that's just one inbox. I have others.
During the BlogHer conference and associated travel I did not have access to email. This despite bringing my laptop, my iPod Touch and my BlackBerry. The BlackBerry I bought specifically to be able to check my email on the road. Nothing worked for me and so I just had to let the messages pile up for days. And since I've returned I cannot seem to get below 351 unopened messages.
From October 2009 through April 2010, I will be volunteering as a Kiva Fellow in Latin America. I will be working directly with one of Kiva’s partner microfinance institutions (MFIs), interviewing entrepreneurs and creating profiles on the Kiva website so that generous lenders like you can learn about their situation and lend them the capital they need to start or expand their microenterprises. Women in developing countries make up the majority of microfinance loan recipients. The work of Kiva, Kiva's partner MFIs and Kiva Fellows improves the standard of living for the business owners, their families and their communities.
There are few personality types I find more fascinating in the workplace than the backstabber. Their ability to smile and act as if they have your best interests in mind while all the time they are either undermining your authority,subtly placing doubt about your competence,or out-and-out lying about situations,is truly breathtaking.How do they do it?
I've been a professional writer since just after we partied like it was 1999 (of course, it was because it actually WAS 1999). I started writing for a small local newspaper and became one of their major contributors by the time I left over three years later.