Hillary Clinton takes the stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention, as the first woman to nab a major party nomination for president.
By every account, a historic moment in our nation’s history that deserves celebration for gender equality.
All week a star-studded list of speakers sung her praises, yet Hillary faces an uphill battle convincing skeptical voters to pick her over Donald Trump.
The credibility of both candidates has been challenged, not unlike most politicians at some point.
Once credibility is questioned, can it ever be fully restored? If so, how?
What’s your experience with delicate credibility issues at work — either yours or that of a colleague?
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There’s no love lost for Donald Trump among some women, but wife Melania and daughter Ivanka are getting plenty of kudos.
This week, it has been the Trump ladies, a powerful combination of beauty and brains, who have dominated headlines.
From Melania plagiarizing Michelle Obama in her stirring speech (a Trump speechwriter ultimately admitted blame) to Ivanka’s powerful introduction of her dad at the GOP convention, all eyes have been on the Trump women.
One widely-shared New York Times piece put forth the idea that men want to marry Melanias (women who are at happiest at home) and raise Ivankas, who nurture families and bring home the bacon, too.
All of that buzz got us talking about what we want for ourselves and our daughters–as professionals, as wives, as mothers–and who we look to as role models.
We’re doing a little poll.
Putting politics and even money aside, with whom do you identify more: stay-at-home Melania or workaholic Ivanka?
And, it goes without saying, you may very well be like many of us who can’t identify with either.
Telecommuting is here to stay: A recent Gallup poll found that 37% of workers have telecommuted, up from 9% in 1995. For many women, the opportunity to split their time between home and office is ideal.
But just because it sounds good doesn’t mean everyone is cut out for it, which is part of the reason not everyone telecommutes.
There are clear signs to consider before envisioning a work-at-home arrangement.
Be prepared to answer questions that your boss is bound to ask, starting with: Do you need to be on-site to do your job? How does your boss feel about it? And how will you measure and ensure success?
“If your boss is still hesitant about the idea after you’ve made your case, ask for a trial period to prove you can be successful working outside of the office,” says career expert Lisa Quast.
Also, if you’re interested in working from home, take our short assessment here which will give you an idea if it’d right for you.
We’ve all heard variations on the expression “all work and no play makes Jane a dull girl.” But a new study says that too many hours at work may actually be unhealthy. Researchers at Ohio State University based results from interviews with almost 7,500 women born between 1957 and 1964 over a 32-year period. What they found was found that women who worked an average of 60 hours or more over the three decades of the study had three times the risk of getting diabetes, cancer, heart trouble and arthritis than those who worked 40-hour weeks. Men weren’t nearly as affected by long work hours, the researchers found: They had a higher incidence of arthritis, but none of the other chronic diseases. Moreover, men who worked 41-50 hours per week had a lower risk of heart disease, lung disease and depression than those who worked fewer than 40 hours.