Topic: working moms

10 Career Lessons From Tory Burch

10 Career Lessons From Tory Burch

Tory Burch has been in the news a lot lately. Some if it has been about the rapid success of her company and its rumored IPO. But a lot of it has been because of her very personal and public legal battle with her ex-husband, Chris Burch, and his business venture, C.Wonder. But we have been fans of Tory since the beginning not only because of her stunning designs but because of her entrepreneurial spirit, her strong desire to help other women and the fact that she has built an internationally recognized $2 billion brand in eight short years. How does she do it?! Well, here are some lessons from Tory you can start with. More »

And How Much Will Jessica Simpson Make Off This Pregnancy?

And How Much Will Jessica Simpson Make Off This Pregnancy?

Us Weekly just confirmed that Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her second child, only seven months after giving birth to her first daughter, Maxwell Drew. It apparently was a surprise but I can’t help but think that this is excellent timing for Jessica considering she just got paid for her Weight Watchers campaign. She now can get media attention for the pregnancy, gain weight again and get a bigger contract with Weight Watchers. More »

Marissa Mayer: “For Me, It’s God, Family And Yahoo—In That Order”

Marissa Mayer: "For Me, It's God, Family And YahooâIn That Order"

Yahoo CEO and maternity leave controversy star Marissa Mayer conducted her first interview since taking over Yahoo at the FortuneMost Powerful Women event, an invitation-only dinner in Palo Alto that took place Tuesday evening. In addition to being asked about Yahoo’s strategy, she was the inevitable question of how she is doing it all. Considering that when it was announced that she was pregnant at the same time she was becoming CEO of Yahoo many people could not believe both of these events could happen at the same time without the world imploding. Now Marissa is no ordinary human being but her life strategy sounded like a lot of people’s. Paying tribute to her homestate of Wisconsin she said, ”I think that for me, it’s God, family and Yahoo—in that order.” More »

Your Favorite Female TV Character Isn’t Getting That Promotion And Neither Are You

Your Favorite Female TV Character Isn't Getting That Promotion And Neither Are You

Though we had a record-breaking year for women in the senate, in so many other industries we are seeing women get sidelined. A new Catalyst study of 1,660 MBA grads worldwide found that women are not getting the ‘hot jobs’ aka the ones with large budgets and staffs. And according to another study, art is imitating life or could it be the other way around? Females in prime-time series also face inequity on screen – across eight industries, men are still promoted over women on prime-time television and in movies. More »

Tory Burch Started Her $2 Billion Company With Cold Calls From Her Kitchen Table

Tory Burch Started Her $2 Billion Company With Cold Calls From Her Kitchen Table

Last night Rock Center did a huge expose on Tory Burch or rather “What It Means To Be Tory Burch.” NBC’s Harry Smith talked with the fashion mogul about her company’s mega success in only eight short years but also why her clothes are so appealing to women. It is hard to believe that in less than a decade she has built a $2 billion company with a brand that is recognized around the world. It is especially amazing considering she started the business from her kitchen table and cold calling people. More »

British Women Think Having A Full Time Job Makes Them Boring

British Women Think Having A Full Time Job Makes Them Boring

Girls do just wanna have fun…but it is a lot easier to have fun when they aren’t working all day and then have to go home and do more stuff. According to a new British survey, a third of women admit feeling like they are boring after getting stuck in a rut in their work and social lives. They believe that balancing a full-time job along with raising a family leaves them with less time to do a little dance, make a little love and oh hell, get down that night. The women are also convinced the men are having a better time. More »

Executive Suite: Semprae Laboratories President On Why Fifty Shades Of Grey Was The Best Business Gift

Executive Suite: Semprae Laboratories President On Why Fifty Shades Of Grey Was The Best Business Gift

Female executives are experiencing a “cement ceiling” in the pharmaceutical industry, but President Rachel Braun Scherl, along with her partner Mary Wallace Jaensch are rising to the challenge with a jackhammer. Because of this rock-hard ceiling, they opted to purchase the New York based Semprae Laboratories in 2008, mainly out of passion for the flagship product, Zestra, an all-natural, botanical, female arousal oil. Yep, they said it. More »

When I’m At Work, My Kids Don’t Exist

When I'm At Work, My Kids Don't Exist

Last week The New York Times ran a detailed profile on Ina Drew, the former most powerful woman on Wall Street. She left her position as the Chief Investment Officer of JPMorgan after she took the fall for a $6 billion trading error in February 2011. The profile, by Susan Dominus, takes a detailed look at the unconventional Drew’s climb to the top of a male dominated field. Drew, a mother of two, called her children regularly from work, even in the middle of a meeting, and taped their drawings up in her office but many of her female colleagues weren’t as bold. More »

Rosie Pope Tells Us She Wants To Be “The Martha Stewart Of Motherhood”

Rosie Pope Tells Us She Wants To Be "The Martha Stewart Of Motherhood"

Rosie Pope says she wants to be the “Martha Stewart of Motherhood.” Yes, this is a lofty goal considering Martha Stewart’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $712 million and her media empire includes a television show, a magazine, books, housewares and a Sirius Satellite Radio channel. But if anyone can do it, it is Rosie Pope. After all, did anyone even know what a baby concierge was five years ago? And now it is part of the vernacular. In just a few short years Rosie has built a tremendous brand of motherhood that includes education, fashion and preparation advice and products. With her reality show on Bravo, Pregnant in Heels, fashion lines (she owns two stores and has a line with Destination Maternity and A Pea in the Pod), her education center for moms and  moms-to-be, Mom Prep, and now a book, she is quickly becoming the go-to source for mothers everywhere. More »

Executive Suite: CEO Allison Schickel Invented A Special Robe For Women In Breast Cancer Recovery

Executive Suite: CEO Allison Schickel Invented A Special Robe For Women In Breast Cancer Recovery

Allison Schickel had an idea. Living in Austin, TX with her husband and two daughters Mackenzie and Monya, she knew for a long time she wanted to design a robe with a front-opening bra built inside for personal support and comfort. She constructed a prototype with her own robe and a sports bra. After years of research – fitting and re-fitting – the Original Brobe was born. More »