9 Lives for Women Blog

Flexwork Creates Working Mother Role Models Across Two Generations

April 16th, 2018

Tamra Feldman never had to wonder if it was possible to successfully blend work and family. Her mother had both part-time and full-time jobs as a C.P.A. while she was growing up, and she taught Tamra that work is an important part of a woman’s life. Following her mother’s example, Tamra built an impressive resume of…

5 Tips if You Want a Professional Job, Not A High-Flying Career

February 8th, 2018

Many women who return to work after a long hiatus want a job that can blend with, not overtake their lives. Other women reach a point when they just can’t sustain the responsibility of a demanding senior-level career while they’re caring for children and/or aging parents—and they need to downsize to a more manageable “job”. It’s…

Work Without Borders: A #RealFlexwork Case Study

February 8th, 2018

When Lauren Patterson was in law school she wasn’t necessarily thinking she would work for big law firms her entire career. She was attracted to the lawyer’s discipline—analytical and organized thinking and the nuts and bolts of conducting business overall. Like others with a newly minted J.D., she began as a litigator—and spent five years…

9 Lives for Women: New Look, New Flexwork Brand!

February 1st, 2018

I’m so excited to share my new website at www.kathrynsollmann.com. It’s easier to navigate, more mobile-friendly and helps you find flexwork even faster. My site URL is no longer “9 Lives for Women” so that I can focus more clearly on the key services I provide as a flexwork expert. My new branding is indeed all about flexwork—on my…

When it Comes to Childcare, Think Outside the Usual Sandbox

January 10th, 2018

The 2018 mid-term elections will keep the heat on politicians to make childcare more plentiful and affordable. But until significant changes are made, more creative thinking is in order before women at all income levels make the choice to forego work and stay home. Many women decide to avoid childcare expenses and stay home when…

Family First, But Financial Security is Priority #2

January 7th, 2018

Ask any mother what she considers her #1 priority and the answer will inevitably be “my family”. As it should be…but the question is, what is priority #2? Recently I came across a book written by a college friend called Priorities. There are lots of good reminders as author Elizabeth Stuart-Grimes prompts readers to understand…