Do We Automatically Assume We Can’t Have Work-Life Balance?

Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in The Atlantic in 2012 presented a strong argument why women can’t have it all. Her article resonated with many professional women who were frustrated and exhausted from trying to “balance” a full time career with family demands; women who bought into the myth of work-life balance and were killing themselves trying… Read More.

The Lack of Diversity is a Cultural Issue

On August 4th, the first ever White House Demo day was organized to showcase women and minority founders in technology. The event, along with President Obama’s call for action, sparked some major tech companies to announce new diversity initiatives. Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Amazon all jumped on the bandwagon to demonstrate that they are… Read More.

Female Roles Models Are Important For Ambitious Women

I had no female role models at the first company where I worked. The executives were all male, and I didn’t have a great relationship with my male boss who was neither supportive nor invested in my professional development. I left after four years. Looking back now, I wonder how I even lasted that long!… Read More.

Political Savvy: The Missing Link To Women’s Advancement

Every year Forbes publishes its list of the world’s most powerful women. Many such lists honor women who have made it to the top of their field. Yet currently, women hold only 5.3 percent of Fortune 500 CEO positions and 5.4 percent of Fortune 1,000 positions. The progress of women to leadership positions has been… Read More.