3:30 pm, January 21st | by Colette McIntyre
In between frantic sips of your iced skinny mocha and texts to your mother asking her to please stop editing your LinkedIn page, a Google Alert pops up on your iPhone screen. There’s a new article out on Marissa Mayer, a.k.a. the CEO of Yahoo, a.k.a. your spirit animal. You look at the time and reason that the minutes you spend reading this now can be made up later; looks like “go to the bathroom” is getting pushed from your Google Calendar once again.
9:31 am, October 2nd | by Laura Donovan
If you’re a lifelong clean freak like me, you believe that your living space can never remain immaculate for too long — and that you prefer to clean things your way. That could shed some light on the fact that couples who share housework are more likely to split up, according to new research, and prompt partners to only have one person fulfill such duties.
2:15 pm, August 31st | by Laura Donovan
It was only a matter of time, right?
11:15 am, June 15th | by Laura Donovan
It’s easy to look at powerhouse women such as Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer and assume they have it made, but they didn’t reach their top dog professional stances without starting from the bottom. Mayer bagged groceries in high school, Sandberg taught aerobics as a teenager, and 3.1 Phillip Lim co-founder Wen Zhou served cheeseburgers and fries at McDonald’s before turning 16. Lots of top businesswomen today had small beginnings, so here are a couple of successful ladies in the industry who worked the same kind of job as you had in high school.
11:00 am, June 4th | by Laura Donovan
As we said last week, it’s fun to think about which celebrities we resemble most (and brag about the overly generous comparisons!).
It’s also enjoyable to think about which actresses look like other females in the spotlight, such as women in business. There should be more movies made about the lives of accomplished businesswomen who work their way to the top, and here are some dead ringers for a few of those deserving women.
9:30 am, May 31st | by Laura Donovan
With age comes the ability to suppress tears, but sometimes, your emotions take hold of you and before you know it, you are sobbing in front of the entire office until an intern pulls you into the hall to spare everybody another uncomfortable second.
Crying at work may seem like a character flaw and “demonstrate weakness” (*eye roll*), but you show emotion because you’re human, and getting upset with all office eyes on you really isn’t the end of the world. During a speech at Harvard Business School last week, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg admitted to tearing up on the job, and clearly that hasn’t stopped her from achieving amazing things. Here are some other successful women who have gotten glassy eyed at work and been fine in the long run.
1:15 pm, May 1st | by Laura Donovan
When in doubt, it’s wise to be politically correct…right?
Maybe not. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, whose recent claim that it’s “better” to marry a woman because household chores will be distributed more evenly among parents, didn’t sit well with Susan Hinson, a self-described lesbian LearnVest blogger who attests the powerhouse businesswoman’s generalization is off.
9:38 am, April 9th | by Laura Donovan
In a society where half of marriages end in divorce, tying the knot can be an intimidating concept, so Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg advises women to choose wisely when selecting a life partner. Finding someone supportive of your ambition and willing to assist with household duties is vital, but settling down with a woman might even be preferable since the work at home will be more even, according to Sandberg.
11:45 am, April 5th | by Laura Donovan
Somewhere along the lines, ending one’s workday before 8:00 p.m. became a source of shame and sign of laziness — or at least that’s what many of us have tricked ourselves into believing.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is familiar with the funny, uncertain feeling that comes with checking out soon after five to be with family, and though she used to worry about what others thought of her departure time (which is a completely reasonable hour to head home, by the way), she has finally reached a point where she can take off at 5:30 p.m. without the lingering concern of how others are perceiving her.
6:31 pm, March 6th | by Hillary Reinsberg
This week, President Obama announced he’d be delivering the commencement remarks at Barnard, Columbia University’s all-women’s college. Last year, graduates were treated to Sheryl Sandberg’s words, which became arguably the most over-quoted speech in women’s history. This led us to the question: is Barnard the ultimate commencement speech destination?