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…

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…

There’s A Huge Landscape of Flexible Work: Any Industry, Any Location

September 28th, 2018

As the official launch of my book nears, Ambition Redefined: Why the Corner Office Doesn’t Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead, my premise that all women can work in a flexible way draws enthusiasm, relief and a bit of skepticism, too. Women who have experience in traditionally rigid industries (finance, law, or…

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…

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…