Career & Money

Elizabeth shares with the audience a miss step she made at work, and how to recover from it. .  

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Career & Money

Paid Parental Leave for Both Parents: New Research on the Benefits

In a recent conversation, my dear niece, who is about to give birth to her second child, expressed some concern about how she is going to cope once the new baby is born. She has just started a new job as a contract worker and, consequently, is not eligible for paid leave. Her husband is…

By Dr. Anne Litwin |
Career & Money

The Ultimate Act of Self-Care:  Forgiveness

Self-care is a topic that it seems almost everyone is talking about today, especially women.  We often find ourselves in multiple roles in our lives… mom, wife, chauffeur, maid, cook, negotiator, and many of us do this while holding down a full-time job/career.  We hear it over and over again, “You can’t take care of…

By Kimberly Sulfridge |
Career & Money

Are you willing to change? Or would you prefer to complain? 

Elizabeth asked the audience the hard question: do you want to change? And what does that require for us as women in leadership?

By Elizabeth Lions |
Career & Money

No Means No: Practicing Consent-Based Selling

Earlier this year I wrote an article entitled “Will You Partner With Me in the NO?” It was a think-piece about my experience in having had an amazing sales conversation with a potential client, one that I was so sure was going to result in an opportunity to work together – we were all so…

By Rebecca Liston |

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Career & Money

Work Has Changed: The Impact on Women

New research, reported by Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times, notes that while American women are more educated than ever, a smaller share of college-educated women in their early forties are working today than a decade ago. In fact, the most educated women face the biggest gender gap in seniority and pay. Miller…

By Dr. Anne Litwin |
Career & Money

My Father’s Dying Wish

Elizabeth apologetically talks about the toughest day she had in leadership – and it was the day that she got a call at work that her father was dying. She talks about how she handled a life crisis, her team and her boss in the midst of chaos. Few leaderstalk about a really bad day….

By Elizabeth Lions |
Career & Money

Retirement and Financial Planning As You Build Your Career 

10 QUICK TIPS  1. Start today to save for retirement, 10% of gross pay, if possible, including any employer match within a 401(K) plan. 2. Build or maintain your rainy day fund of 4-6 months of expenses. 3. Review 2-3 times year, your monthly expenses, categorized by fixed and discretionary. It’s surprising how much is discretionary and…

By Marilyn Suey |
Career & Money

The Cost of Eldercare for Women

Why has the participation of women in the labor force in their prime working years been steadily declining in the United States since 2000, after five decades of steadily increasing? Previous studies named the lack of childcare as a main cause for women’s decreasing participation. But a surprising new study, reported by Eduardo Porter in…

By Dr. Anne Litwin |