Topic: work/life balance

A Win For Parents At Yahoo

A Win For Parents At Yahoo

We love her. We hate her. We love her. We hate her.

Since accepting the position as Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer has not stopped making waves. We loved her as a strong, powerful, female CEO of a big, important company … then some were irked when she took a two-week maternity leave after giving birth to her first child. More »

‘Find What You Love And Let It Kill You’

'Find What You Love And Let It Kill You'

These days, James Rhodes is a successful concert pianist. But for a decade, he didn’t play the piano at all, while he pursued another career that made him something like Don Draper, “albeit a few inches shorter and a few women fewer.” Then he gave it all up to pursue his childhood dream. He sacrificed everything — including his marriage and his income — to do it, but in the end, it worked. More »

Women’s Definition Of Professional Success Has Profoundly Changed

Womenâs Definition Of Professional Success Has Profoundly Changed

A recent international study by LinkedIn was released last month in honor of International Women’s Day. The study, called What Women Want at Work, was done in partnership with Cross-Tab Survey. 5,300 women in 13 countries were asked for their thoughts on what makes an ideal work environment. The results provides quite a bit of insight, both surprising and expected, about what employers can do to motivate and engage female employees. Three major themes became apparent from the results: how women define success is different now than it was just a few years ago, work-life balance has taken precedent over pay, and women are increasingly concerned about unclear career paths.
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