Posted by on May, 27, 2015 in WEI, Women Entrepreneurs, Work-Life Balance, Working Moms

How Being a Mother Fosters Entrepreneurship Women-owned businesses rose by a striking 59% in the period between 1997 and 2013, while the overall number of companies went up by a more modest 41%, according to figures from American Express OPEN. The increase has been attributed, among other things, to the Great Recession and tech advancements that have made it much easier to start a company. There’s a third factor, however, that’s no less...

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Do You Multi-task?

Posted by on May, 13, 2015 in Personal Development, WEI, Working Moms

Is Multitasking Worth All The Attention? It has been hot for quite a while and women have been especially proud that they seem to be better at multitasking than men. But is what we call multitasking really multitasking? Disheartening as it may appear to those proud of their multitasking abilities — no. Scientifically speaking, multitasking involves doing several things at once AND doing them as well as you would if you were doing them on...

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Top 10 Family-Friendly Companies

Posted by on June, 2, 2014 in Family-Friendly Companies, WEI, Working Moms

What Makes a Company Family-Friendly? What is it that parents want most of all? To have enough time for their kids, of course, to have the chance not to miss out on important moments, to be there for their young ones when they need them. For working parents, especially working moms, this means flexible working hours and a paid maternity leave, but not at the expense of their career development. The Working Mother website compiles annual lists...

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Who Runs Your Household?

Posted by on May, 12, 2014 in Home, Leadership, Personal Development, WEI, Working Moms

We Are All CEOs If you ask yourself the question who pulls the strings when it comes to house chores, cooking, shopping and helping with homework, the answer will most often be “ I do”. At least that’s what statistics show. Women are making most of the decisions when it comes to running a household and buying stuff for this household. We also spend more time managing the family, in a manner of speaking. If we picture a family as a company, then...

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Stress: Women vs. Men

Posted by on April, 8, 2014 in Gender Gap, Stress, WEI, Working Moms

Women May Be Better Than Men At Stressful Jobs Despite all talk about gender equality, we know that men and women differ on a purely physical level which makes one gender or the other more suited for particular tasks. Men, for instance, have more muscle tissue, bigger lungs and bigger hearts, which makes them better suited than women in general for work requiring physical exertion. They are also said to be better at spatial orientation, while...

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Working Mother and Her Guilt

Posted by on April, 6, 2014 in Home, Parenting, Personal Development, Stress, Views and Insights, Working Moms

Almost every working mother strives to attain some sort of balance between her career and her family. Many women today choose to focus on their careers rather than staying home to raise their children, but the myth of ‘having it all’ is ever-present in our society. This belief that a woman, or anyone for that matter, can succeed professionally while being the perfect parent exerts a lot of pressure and ultimately sets us up for failure. Society...

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