6 strategies to self-promote effectively (without bragging)

Nobody likes a braggart. Especially if you’re a woman. Women, at least according to female gender norms, aren’t supposed to call attention to their accomplishments. When they do, they are criticized, stigmatized and, too often, penalized for promoting their own good works, according to a Rutgers University study. It’s no wonder, then, that women, generally, […] Read more…

Baby proofing your relationship

Here’s something you may not have known about me: I started dating my partner, Frank, when we were fresh faced 16 year olds. Technically, he was 15 at the time, but since it was just days before his birthday, I usually round up. Our start could have been a scene from any teen rom-com (my […] Read more…

Working moms need career sponsors. Here’s how to get them.

It’s who you know not what you know. Never more truer words have been said, especially if you’re looking to grow your career. In recent years, there’s been a big push for women to find mentors to guide and steer their careers toward their goals. The message is getting through because women have more mentors […] Read more…

How to get daddy on duty: Your co-parenting guide

Millennial dads are changing the face of daddy-hood. Unlike previous generations, their role isn’t limited to financially providing for their families. Instead, they want to fully participate in raising their children. We’re seeing it in the rising number of stay at home dads. In Canada, stay at home dads accounted for 1 in 10 families […] Read more…

How to get your career baby ready

More and more women are starting their families later in life. Last year, for the first time in history, North American women are more likely to have their first child in their early 30s than in their late 20s. We can point to a good number of factors that have led to this statistical trend […] Read more…

Childcare: 6 questions to help you make the right decision

As parents, we are responsible for the health and welfare of our children. So, if we’re worrying our child isn’t getting what they need while we’re at work, there just isn’t any way we can fully commit to giving our very best while we’re there. It’s the very same effect if your child’s care provider […] Read more…

The one thing companies must do to support working mothers

Almost half of working mothers voluntarily leave the workforce at some point in their career. For too long, it’s been believed that women are leaving because they want to focus on their families. That’s simply not the case. Women are leaving their jobs at the same rate as men. Not any more and not any […] Read more…

Practice self-care with these easy lunch ideas

Years ago, I was one of the organizers of a women’s networking event. One of the questions we prepared for our panel that afternoon asked our guests to share their best self-care practices. One executive explained that she makes time to get her nails done every Sunday. It was a standing appointment she’d had for […] Read more…

Pregnant at work: 5 strategies to position you for success

Pregnancy is a life change. It changes you, your body, and your priorities. It also changes how others perceive you, and the assumptions they make of you, your abilities as well as what they believe you should want and need. These assumptions or biases are deeply rooted in our psyche, a result of our life’s […] Read more…