The Value of a Mother

  Cooking dinner? $14 per hour Cleaning the house? $10 per hour Healing a scraped knee? $29 per hour Being a stay-at-home mom? $117,000 per year (or $68,000 for working […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 09, 2008

Mom’s Financial Security

Mothers devote much of their lives to our well-being. If your mother is retired or nearing retirement, how much do you know about her financial security? Initiating a conversation on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 08, 2008

Pregnancy Discrimination Today

When my grandmother became pregnant with my mother, her first child, she was fired from her job. My grandfather was still in college and they had no other income, so […] Read more »

Knowledge Is Power

I was intrigued by an e-mail to attend the first annual Negotiations Challenge at Clarkson, sponsored by the AAUW. The training session was very informative but comfortably informal. I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 21, 2008

Negotiations U

The AAUW Leadership and Training Institute program “Negotiations U,” held at Clarkson University this spring, was a great opportunity for me as a participant and as a student leader. When […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 18, 2008

Blog for Fair Pay

Tuesday, April 22, is Equal Pay Day. This day represents the extra four months a woman must work to achieve pay equity with men for the previous year. As Equal […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 18, 2008

Pay Equity Requires Negotiation? Part 2

In part 1, I discussed the signatures of companies that value diversity and equity. Part 2 identifies personal attributes that drive advancement. On the Job Seek a mentor. Men are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   April 10, 2008

Pay Equity Requires Negotiation? Part 1

Buying a new car is not one of my favorite activities. I’m not a good negotiator, and when the deal is finally struck, I’m usually pretty sure that I could […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 09, 2008

Equity in the News 4-8-08

Headlines for March 29 – April 3 “Creating a legacy of leadership: A women’s conference” drew more than 80 participants to First Presbyterian Church in Red Wing, WI. The conference […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 08, 2008

Girls Don’t Want to Be Leaders

Girls don’t want to be leaders. That’s what the first sentences of a Washington Post article on a newly released survey from the Girl Scouts USA leave you with. Girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   5 Comments   |   April 06, 2008