9 Lives for Women Blog

Here’s How Much Just Three Years Out of the Workforce Costs

August 27th, 2018

There’s an important New York Times article that all women should read whether they have young children at home or not: “The Costs of Motherhood are Rising, and Catching Woman Off Guard”. We all have daughters, nieces or friends who struggle to mesh family and professional roles—and this is an article we should all talk…

2 Resume Deal-Breakers When You’re Searching for A Flexible Job

August 19th, 2018

In my coaching practice, I review lots of resumes. Along with a LinkedIn profile it’s the baseline job search tool that sells your strengths. But almost every time—whether the resume belongs to a young woman right out of college or a senior exec—it’s lacking the proof that efforts led to measurable success. When you’re looking for…

8 Things You Probably Wouldn’t Imagine About Job Sharing

August 12th, 2018

Job sharing—a partnership between two people who share the responsibilities of one full-time position—is one of the least known and most innovative forms of flexwork. With careful planning they work successfully at companies of every shape and size. Melissa Nicholson of Work Muse—the first U.S. business dedicated to job sharing—has helped professional duos reach peak…

Good Things Come in Small Packages: 7 Tips to Find Flexible Work

July 31st, 2018

When you’re looking for flexible work, your best bet may be companies that are not household names. Small businesses are often led by individuals who have opted out of the restrictive nature of corporate America. Streamlined and nimble management teams have the leeway to operate as humans, and they are more likely to bend on…

6 Reasons Why Women Need Ongoing Flexwork for Financial Security

July 27th, 2018

I wish I could take credit for the clever slogan “A Man Is Not a Financial Plan.” It’s the tagline for the Women’s Institute for Financial Education site, WIFE.org. Women who feel they will weather any life storm often are those who shift financial power away from themselves, take long breaks from the workforce and…

4 Reasons Why You’re Not a “Lightweight” If You Want Flexible Work

July 23rd, 2018

Recently I met with a coaching client who is a young, successful professional at a big New York City bank. She has an MBA from a top school, she has progressed rapidly to a senior level, she has been targeted for big promotions and she’s generally living the dream of what many would call an…