Is It OK to Leave the Workforce & Risk Financial Security? Join A LinkedIn Discussion

February 14th, 2019

A woman who stays on top of work+life issues tagged me in Sarah Cottrell’s LinkedIn post announcing that she was leaving the workforce to be at home with her young son. You’ll see that this post is basically going viral. As of this writing nearly 13,000 women (and a few men) have “liked” Sarah’s post—and…

4 Tips for Succeeding in Any Flexwork Reinvention

February 4th, 2019

As you consider a return to the workforce or a move from your current job to one that offers more flexibility, avoid setting off impetuously toward flexible jobs that may have the right hours and the right location, but not the right fit. As I say in my book, Ambition Redefined, career reinvention, recycling, or…

How Employers Can Finally Resolve the Work & Family Disconnect

January 24th, 2019

It’s no secret that employers—especially big corporations—have largely turned a blind eye to the fact that many women have not one, but three big jobs—a professional role and equally time-consuming and complex roles caring for children and aging parents. It’s great that millennial men are surpassing their fathers in their contributions to household chores and…

7 Ways to Map Your Ideal Flexwork Job

January 18th, 2019

For current or returning professionals, a job search doesn’t require a degree in rocket science, but it does require a game plan, tenacity, and a strong commitment to keep at it in every possible way. If you don’t want to prolong your search unnecessarily, treat it with as much care, focus and professionalism as you…

4 Quick Tips to Network for Flexwork Out of Your Comfort Zone

January 9th, 2019

When you hear the word “networking” do you shut down? Does the idea of putting yourself out there and asking people you don’t know for help make you cringe? You’re not alone. Most people would like to skip the networking step and have valuable job connections  just magically appear. The fact is, though, that networking can…

Don’t Rule Out Full-Time Jobs As Palatable Flexwork Options

January 2nd, 2019

Flexible work does not always mean reduced hours—and reduced compensation and benefits. Before you give up on or rule out full-time hours—and a full-time salary that could greatly impact your long-term financial security—ask yourself these key questions: Do you need a full-time income … but prefer flexible hours? A full-time, permanent job with flexibility is still…

Lean In to Flexwork that Fits & Funds Your Life

December 18th, 2018

Over the years, I’ve met very few women who’ve told me they want to be a CEO. Though that may be the dream for some, the majority of women I’ve encountered want challenging, interesting work, but shooting for the C-Suite just isn’t their cup of tea. Few women have linear careers; most stop and start…

Keep Working to Be a Role Model to Daughters—And Sons

December 14th, 2018

Are you struggling to blend work and life? Thinking about a “short” career hiatus to be home with children for a critical time period? Look before you leap! Most women who say they’ll leave for a couple of years actually stay out an average of 12. There’s always a “critical time” to be with children—when they’re…

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….