10 mom skills that will boost your career

At one time, the role of motherhood and raising children was held in high regard. It was a valiant and valuable offering to the community. That started to change as the idea of work evolved – now that we could contribute to our families by earning an income parenting diminished in value. It didn’t earn a […] Read more…

Words to banish: How to stop undermining your worth

Words matter. We know this. Yet, many of us are guilty of using words that do us no favors. Words that express doubt in our abilities and reinforce stereotypes or tired cultural norms that no longer fit today’s society.  Don’t believe me? How many times did you say sorry today? Six years ago, I returned […] Read more…

How to negotiate like a pro

Equal Pay Day is being recognized all month long in markets and industries around the world. This year, Canada marked April 9 as the day the average (white) woman has to work into 2019 to earn what an average man did in 2018. The US acknowledges Equal Pay Day a week earlier on April 2. […] Read more…

A millennial’s guide to financial planning for baby

Growing your family is expensive. It’s why a good many millennials are having fewer children or opting out of parenthood altogether. They simply can’t afford it. In the US, the birth rate is the lowest it’s been in 30 years. In Canada, too, one in five millennials are actively delaying parenthood. Childcare costs are a […] Read more…

The case for paternity leave: Benefits for working moms

The call for paternity leave continues to build steam. In Canada, the federal government introduced a new ‘Use it or Lose it’ leave for non-birth parents aimed specifically at fathers. It’s eligible to parents of babies born on or after March 17, 2019. Last month, Spain took steps to equalize leave for fathers as well […] Read more…

6 ways to dismantle sexism at work

The #MeToo movement started well over a year ago, but that doesn’t mean sexual harassment, misogyny and sexist remarks no longer happen at work. It remains a frequent occurrence, sometimes overt, but more often subtle and insidious.   No industry or company is fully free of biased behavior and commentary. The issue is especially prevalent […] Read more…

4 reasons why you need a work wife

There’s a growing trend in the HR industry to cultivate a workplace where friendships can flourish between and among employees. It seems companies want you to be friends with your colleagues. Why not – when friends work together, they are more productive and effective. Plus, employees with friends at work are far happier and more […] Read more…

Goal setting for working parents: 3 questions to ask

It’s a new year and with it comes plenty of talk about goal setting. In the same vein, there’s much being said about intention setting, resolution setting, defining your word of the year and more. Not only can you choose your preferred terminology, you then have a bounty of options of what kind of goals […] Read more…