Need A Career Passion? Make it Flexible Work

September 18th, 2018

Beth Cabrera, author of Women, Work and Well-Being, and an endorser of Ambition Redefined, recently wrote an article that I think you should share with everyone you know: your friends, your kids, your colleagues and most importantly, yourself. The title is “Want to Be Happy At Work? Forget About Passion”, and it’s one of the…

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…

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…

Follow Your Own Path to Financial Security (It’s Okay to Lean In-Between)

June 5th, 2018

To some degree, women working more-than-full-time professionally and women at home caring for the minute-by-minute needs of family believe at least a few blades of grass are greener on the other side. There will always be pros and cons to every work and life choice, but it’s safe to say that life can be less…