Work-Life Balance in a Blizzard

As Washington, D.C., recovers from the worst snowstorm in recorded history — and while my car remains buried in snow — commutes are beginning to return to normal. Most schools […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 25, 2010

Underneath Work-Life Balance

I was reading a column recently by human resources consultant and author, Peter Weddle that struck a chord. In “Rethinking Work-Life Balance” on the ISTE website, Weddle suggests that the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 23, 2010

Workplace Rules in the House of Medicine: A Difficult Choice When Health Is at Stake

More on the Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation ( The focus of the chapter “Family Friendly for All Families” dispels an important myth: that having the same rules that men […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 02, 2010

The State of the Union

Yesterday, a national leader stood before America and, in a presentation designed to generate both thought and excitement, proceeded to explain his plan for revitalizing America. But enough about Steve […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 28, 2010

Stop Stupak National Day of Action

FROM THE AAUW ACTION NETWORK: On Wednesday, December 2, AAUW and coalition partners will join forces for a National Day of Action to protest the Stupak amendment, anti-choice legislation that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 01, 2009

Imagine! Ideas to Reach the Ideal

It takes a lot of chutzpah to offer up my concept of the model of perfection when it comes to women in the health care workplace. Why? Because not only […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 01, 2009

Women Deserve Better than the Status Quo

Several AAUW Lobby Corps members in the Washington, D.C. area had the opportunity to attend a White House event on health care and older women last week, and I accompanied […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 19, 2009

From the Real to the Ideal — Women Working in Health Care

In last week’s post I promised to take a focused look at women in the health care workforce. For both providers and patients, the gender gap has enormous consequences not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 17, 2009

From the Real to the Ideal: A Woman’s Nation and the Gender Gap for Women in Health Care

Maria Shriver’s ambitious report, The Shriver Report — A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything, has grabbed our attention and focused us on a national priority of the highest importance. Women’s equality […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2009

I Am Not a Pre-Existing Condition

I have a long list of pre-existing medical conditions, so I have a lot invested in health care and health insurance reform. But even if I didn’t have this crazy, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 04, 2009