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…

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…

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…

7 Things I’m Thankful for … When it Comes to Women, Work and Life

November 16th, 2018

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are 7 things I’m thankful for in the realm of women, work and life. Options! Women no longer have a black-and-white choice of working a traditional full-time job or staying home. There’s a wonderful silver area filled with six different kinds of flexwork and an endless variety of entrepreneurial ventures, too. The…

Vote YES to Redefine Professional Ambition

October 22nd, 2018

The 2016 elections are expected to draw record numbers of women to the polls. Women will be exercising their right to vote at a time when they are also speaking up about many important issues that focus on fairness and equality. Though women will not actually vote to redefine ambition, it’s an important issue that impacts…

Happy National Flex Day!

October 15th, 2018

Today there are two websites you should make time to visit: FlexJobs and its sister site 1 Million for Work Flexibility. Both sites will show you the types of companies, industries and job functions offering flexible work and they are also the sponsors of National Flex Day. Today and every day they’re always spreading the…

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…