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…

5 simple questions to determine your next career move

There have been many times in my life where I’ve felt adrift, discontent with my life as it was. And, worse still, completely unsure where I’d go next. This was true in my early 20s. I had finished college and after spending the last two summers working in a law firm I concluded I no […] Read more…

The 4 powerful benefits of female friendships

Socializing is hard for me. As an introvert, being in a crowded room has always been a sure fire way to get me hiding in a corner, clicking my heels while mentally repeating, “There’s no place like home.” Unfortunately, as an adult, there are many times when I have to buck up, leave my issues […] Read more…