Racing for a Cure

A little over five years ago, I whispered to my godmother that she was going to be a great-godmother again. Other than my husband, she was the only one who […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   June 05, 2008

Working Hard for the Money

Last week the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) released the report Statutory Routes to Workplace Flexibility in Cross-National Perspective, which examines workplace flexibility rights in 21 high-income countries, including […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 02, 2008

Remembering Women Soldiers

Women have served, and died, in the U.S. armed forces since the Revolutionary War. While there isn’t much documented history, the bodies of two women soldiers were found at the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 25, 2008

Out of the Rubble

As catastrophes like the world food crisis, the deadly Myanmar cyclone, and the earthquake in China continue to grab headlines, I am grateful to see international attention being paid to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 14, 2008

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