Women’s Issues
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Look at Yourself Naked

Why on earth should you look at yourself naked? I thought about this the other day as I stepped out of the shower. As women, we are taught from day one that our bodies are not right. They are inherently wrong; we need to “...

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Beyond Money And Power: What It Really Takes To Succeed

  Ever looked up an old friend or colleague on LinkedIn or Facebook just to see where they are – and then find yourself satisfied if you deem yourself better off, or disappointed with yourself if not? In today’s world ...

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3 Reasons to Attend a Lean In Event

The Sheryl Sandberg authored phenomenon, Lean In finally made its way to the Bluegrass state, when a group of Louisville, Kentucky professional women decided to host a Lean In Kickoff Event. I attended the sold out event with ...


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The Do’s and Don’ts of Women’s Business Attire

Recently Career Girl Network received this infographic on the do’s and don’ts of women’s business attire. I hesitated with using it because I felt the graphics perpetuated the unrealistic beauty standards wom...

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“I Have Learned Accommodation”: Lessons in Taking Up Space

The popular conversation around #BanBossy has sparked much needed dialogue about negative perceptions of women’s assertiveness.  The viral campaign brings attention to the way in which existing social and language queues di...

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Is Your Beauty Routine Hurting Your Career?

Have you ever thought about how much time you spend on your beauty regimen each day? In the shower: scrubs, deep conditioners and even a special brush to wash your face with (gotta have clean pores!)…then comes the real primp...


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Gender Inequity in the Workplace

While the statistics continue to point to gender inequity in the workplace, tiny rays of light emerge for one demographic segment: Millennial women. This infographic points to a smaller pay gap between millennial men and women ...

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What’s in a Word? Gender Stereotypes.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the bestselling book, Lean In, has teamed up with the Girl Scouts to raise gender-inequality awareness and #banbossy. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Sandberg shares...

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No Need to Mince Words

We know our very own Kathi Toll carries strong views on the current state of feminism, but last week she concluded a three-week series with a particularly entertaining post. A few weeks ago I wrote a post that simply asked, Ar...


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NAFE’s Top Companies for Executive Women

This month the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) released their annual list of top 50 companies for executive women. According to NAFE, these companies have made it their goal via policies and practices to have ...