- Eggs Don’t Cause Heart Attacks — Sugar Does (Huffington Post)
- Moving the War on Poverty Forward (Center For American Progress)
- Empowerment Comes From Checking In, Not Checking Out (Huffington Post)
- Princeton Mom vs. the Facts (The Atlantic)
- Are you a prisoner to your past? Reclaim your life! (MariaShriver.com)
- Turn Your Mentors into Sponsors (The Glass Hammer)
- The Best-Paying Cities for Women in 2014 (Forbes)
- Why Letting Go Of What You Hate Is Essential To Building A Career You Love (Forbes)
- How to Stop Perfectionism From Running Your Life (The Daily Muse)
- Find the Right Balance Between Love and Money (Daily Worth)
- How to Stay Healthy When You Work All the Time (Huffington Post)
- 7 Top Ways To Improve Your Heart Health (Huffington Post)
If you’re in college or know a woman in college, check out this fantastic opportunity from the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) as well other programs the organization offers. PLEN offers leadership and public policy programs for college women where students learn how Washington, D.C. works directly from women leaders who make and influence public policy every day. The great work that PLEN is doing is so important so please consider a tax deductible donation to PLEN to help support its mission to develop the next generation of women leaders.
The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) invites college women considering careers in communications, technology and social media to Washington, D.C. for a transformative career opportunity.
Seminar Dates | March 21-22, 2014
College women - current students, recent graduates and post-graduate students- considering careers in communications, social media and technology will explore the newest career opportunities in this evolving field. Meet with women professionals in communications and technology who are using innovations in these fields to influence social and political changes.
Develop your professional skills at our salary negotiation and resume writing workshops. Expand your network and connect with women leaders in the communications, technology and policy world of Washington, D.C. as well as with other young women with similar interests. Barbara Kasoff, President and Co-Founder of Women Impacting Public Policy, will be the Keynote Speaker for the Leveraging Communication, Social Media & Technology for Policymaking Seminar. You can preview the seminar agenda online.
The Women in Technology Education Foundation (WITEF) has provided funding for several need-based scholarships for local college women who either attend a university or have permanent residency in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding metro area. The scholarship deadline for local students in February 21, 2014.
- Don’t Just Lean In, Step Up (Huffington Post)
- GM’s New CEO Is A Woman. Get Over It. She Has. (Forbes)
- Can’t Find Your Dream Job? 5 Awesome Alternatives (The Daily Muse)
- Compose Yourself: 10 Tips for Having More Patience (Daily Worth)
- 10 Ways to Invest in Yourself (Huffington Post)
- 5 Ways to Fend Off Contagious Bad Money Habits (LearnVest)
Last month, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), proposed legislation that would establish a national paid, family and medical-leave insurance program. Under the “Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act” employees and employers would contribute 0.2 percent of wages each to fund a trust within the Social Security Administration, creating a self-sustained program that would not add to the federal budget. Based on current successful state programs in New Jersey and California, the benefit would equal 66 percent of an individual’s monthly wages up to a capped monthly amount. The law would make leave available to everyone – including the self-employed and even the currently unemployed as long as they have sufficient earnings and work history.
Needless to say, this is a big deal. The current Family and Medical Leave Act law provides unpaid, job-protected leave for serious health related events for only about half of the workforce. Right now, the absence of national paid sick leave policy gives U.S. workers something in common with workers in Syria, Somalia and North Korea. Isn’t that lovely? The U.S. is the only industrialized nation without mandated paid leave for mothers of newborns. In Brazil, women receive 120 days at 100% pay and the Netherlands gives 112 days of maternity and paternity leave at 100% pay. The FAMILY Act will be a great start if passed but clearly we have a lot of catching up to do. For more information about the FAMILY Act, check out this report from Center for American Progress: [Read more...]
- To Heel Or Not To Heel: The Question For Ambitious Women via Forbes Woman
- 6 Good Reasons To (Always!) Keep Your Resume Updated via Forbes Woman
- Life’s Roadmap: Career Advice To Get You Where You Want To Be via Huffington Post
- Kick Up Your Negotiating Chops – at Work and at Home via Daily Worth
- Leadership Lessons From a Former Microsoft Human Resources Director via Daily Worth
- 7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Don’t Do via Entrepreneur
- 8 Get-Ahead Questions to Ask Your Boss via Learnvest
- Managers Reveal: 7 Best Ways to Ask for a Promotion via Career Bliss
- Want to Boost Your Resume? Consider Consulting via Career Bliss
- 5 Tricks to Starting a Business While Working Full Time via U.S. News & World Report
It’s been a while since the last post here on Cracking The Glass Ceiling, but, with good reason. I’ve spent the summer working on coordinating the first ever “Women’s Engagement and EmpowHERment Conference” that Bowie State University hosted on Saturday, September 28. This was my first attempt to expand the mission of this blog into actual events and programs that benefit the women in my local community and extended networks. And, I must say, things are off to a good start. Attendees of the conference unanimously declared it a success. They were impressed with the quality of the speakers as will as the level of organization the conference had. Networking was done, connections were made, and many of the students and professional women in attendance expressed that they had learned so much and were leaving feeling motivated and inspired. Mission accomplished!
The conference was keynoted by Radio One D.C.’s News and Community Affairs Director Sheila Stewart who focused on strength, perseverance, inner beauty, and self-love as she touched on some of her own personal struggles while uplifting the audience. She also autographed copies of her book to raffle off! Our four panels featured several dynamic, interesting, and all around beautiful women, from organizations such as the Public Leadership Education Network and D.C. Women’s Business Center, who discussed leadership, career development, economic empowerment, and health & wellness. It’s clear that this conference has opened the door to many more opportunities for me and Cracking The Glass Ceiling and I’m looking forward to what the future holds! Find out more about the ”Women’s Engagement and EmpowHERment Conference”, including panel descriptions, speaker bios, and photos by clicking here.