9 Lives for Women Blog

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…

2 Surprising Life “You Never Knows” Women Need to Fund

June 14th, 2018

Not every woman needs to work to pay her family’s monthly bills, but very few women can dismiss the fact that a current resume and even a small, steady income strengthens their own long-term financial security. This fact holds true despite two big caregiving jobs—children and aging parents—and as I say in my book, flexwork…

Guest Post: The Inside Scoop on Flexible Workplaces for Women

June 11th, 2018

You hear that flexwork exists…but where? Many women can’t find a flexibility policy in their employee handbooks and see only a few women working anything but the full-time, chained-to-your-desk office grind. Women who left the workforce when flexibility seemed an impossibility just don’t believe times have changed. But they have. And Fairygodboss is making sure…