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The New Girls’ Network: “The Polite Little Girl in the Room”?

October 2, 2012
Every year The Center for WorkLife Law, which I direct, runs a leadership academy for women law firm partners . One key message we send is that sometimes what it takes to make partner is different from what it takes to rise in the partnership. “I’ve noticed that the women work so exceptionally hard...
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HLN Featuring Mompreneurs

September 25, 2012
Today, on Making It In America , Vinnie Politan will feature Holly Reisem Hanna who is a mom entrepreneur committed to helping other women successfully start their own businesses. Her book, The Work at Home Woman is a site dedicated to mom entrepreneurs. The show airs today at 4 p.m. Eastern...
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Comcast Worker's Story Reminds Us of Why We're Here

September 25, 2012
You’ve heard of Reddit, right? It’s a social link sharing site with a very active user base, and it’s called the front page of the internet. On Reddit, they do this thing called “AMA” (ask me anything) where users will post their occupation and answer any question they’re asked from other users...
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The Best Anti-Poverty Program? Effective Scheduling of Hourly Workers

September 21, 2012
Susan Lambert , Associate Professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and the author of a much-discussed op-ed in yesterday's New York Times , once told me that she gets a lot of grief. "You study what," say her social work friends. "Scheduling?" I am happy...
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Eat, Read, Sleep

September 20, 2012
Back-to-school night: With four kids, I’ve attended a few. Last night the Principal at my children’s grade school delivered an opening message worth memorizing: Eat, read, sleep. Families today are busy! It sounds trite, but it’s true. With 24/7 connectivity, a recession, and a global economy, most...
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It Shouldn’t Be A Heavy Lift: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Introduced in Senate

September 19, 2012
By Emily Martin , Vice President and General Counsel, and Liz Watson , Senior Advisor, National Women's Law Center Heather got fired from Wal-mart for carrying a water bottle. Natasha was forced onto unpaid leave and then fired because her district manager at Rent-A-Center found out she needed help...
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Michelle Obama is Not Mom-In-Chief: Who Is?

September 14, 2012
Motherhood, apple pie and a good speech: Michelle Obama hit the bull's eye in her Democratic Convention speech . But naming herself "mom-in-chief"--while endearing--missed the mark. Much ink has spilled already over her use of the phrase "mom-in-chief": "If you feel let down by an arc that begins...
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Warehouse Workers Marching for Their Families

September 13, 2012
It’s no secret that Walmart is the largest employer in the country, diligently working to create a softer image of itself to consumers, environmentalists and others. What most consumers don’t know is that Walmart contracted warehouses across the country make it a common practice to put profits over...
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Stop! Don’t Listen to Advice that Women Can Plan Our Way to Worklife Fit

September 13, 2012
I am so fed up with advice from people telling women that if they just make the right personal choices at the right time in the right order then there is no problem fitting career, marriage, and kids into our lives. That's a load of crap. If anyone had been able to figure out a way to PLAN her way...
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10 Tips for Becoming an Office Politics Rebel

September 4, 2012
The other day, I read an article on Forbes called “ Tips For Dealing With Lazy Co-Workers .” It’s a fun topic, isn’t it, because we all love to feel like we are the only ones working hard. And it’s such a hardship to put up with lazy old Joe in the next cube over. Ugh! Time to review one of our...
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