9 Lives for Women Blog

The Interview: Square One for Flexibility

December 3rd, 2018

Many women want to work full-time for a variety of professional, personal, and financial reasons. But because of family caregiving, they often want that full-time work to be within a flexible schedule. The question is: Is it possible to secure suitable employment that offers this type of flexibility? The answer is yes! The easiest way to land…

Why Flexwork Lets Women “Have it All”

November 27th, 2018

Women are far from powerless these days—but that doesn’t mean they all want to shoot for the stars. Despite calls for women to “lean in” and shatter the glass ceiling, many women have goals that diverge from growing women’s empowerment movements. And though that may seem like a counter-feminist statement, don’t stop listening just yet….

7 Things I’m Thankful for … When it Comes to Women, Work and Life

November 16th, 2018

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 7 things I’m thankful for in the realm of women, work and life. Options! Women no longer have a black-and-white choice of working a traditional full-time job or staying home. There’s a wonderful silver area filled with six different kinds of flexwork and an endless variety of entrepreneurial ventures, too. The…

Don’t Lean In, Speak Up About Flexwork

November 7th, 2018

Naturally, The Wall Street Journal’s special section on “Women in the Workplace” grabbed my attention. I read it eagerly from cover to cover hoping to see all the good news about growing flexible work trends. What I found instead was the same lament that not enough women get to the top. Whenever this topic arises, I always say that…

Leap Out of Your Comfort Zone to a Flexible Job

October 30th, 2018

In my career coaching practice I’ve found that women often need help getting out a small box. That’s the box they feel they’re stuck in—the one that relates to their college degree, work they pursued long ago (before they left to raise a family) or work they’ve consistently pursued for a decade or two. In…

Vote YES to Redefine Professional Ambition

October 22nd, 2018

The 2016 elections are expected to draw record numbers of women to the polls. Women will be exercising their right to vote at a time when they are also speaking up about many important issues that focus on fairness and equality. Though women will not actually vote to redefine ambition, it’s an important issue that impacts…