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May 30, 2016

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Get Your ‘Side Hustle’ Going — The working mom’s answer to earning more money

So you’re already working a fulltime job but you’re still not sure how you’ll pay for your kid’s braces or start their college fund or get that full set of highlights you know you deserve. Hear this:

Thousands of working women just like you are creating another source of household income by operating a side business at night and on weekends.

You, too, can make it happen with the Arise platform.

Not only does Arise provide the technology to run a customer support business from home, it also connects you with Fortune 500 and other prestigious clients. This gives your new business servicing opportunities right from the start.

Right now, in fact, one of the nation’s largest cable and internet providers is offering opportunities for customer support professionals to provide service on weekends and during the week from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. EST.

Sound good? Join thousands of other working moms making it happen for their families.

Register to use the Arise platform today, visit

About Arise

Arise Virtual Solutions Inc. provides a virtual platform to connect primarily work-at-home service professionals, running small call center businesses, to Fortune 500 and other large companies.  For over two decades, Arise’s platform has created thousands of work opportunities for small businesses run by stay-at-home moms, veterans, students, retirees and other entrepreneurial-minded individuals. This is a perfect opportunity for those interested in customer service, tax preparation, customer service representative, customer support, customer care and call center representative opportunities.

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Book Looks at Women Police Officers

They were called sleuths in skirts, guardettes, copettes, and police in petticoats. It would be a long time—well over 150 years—before women in law enforcement were known simply as police officers. Balancing the stories of trailblazers from the past with those of today, Women in Blue: 16 Brave Officers, Forensics Experts, Police Chiefs, and More (Chicago Review Press) Cheryl Mullenbach profiles 16 women’s stories as civil servants. We talked briefly to her.

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It’s a Myth that Financial Services Is Not a Place for Women


I’m proud that I’ve spent my career in financial services working to help people. Often companies in this industry are wrongly associated with Wall Street stereotypes — fast-talking, slick suits, backroom deals, and number crunching. That’s not the world we live in at Fidelity. Our core mission remains unchanged: we have a steadfast commitment to our customers (everyday people of all walks of life) to help them manage their savings and investments with a transparent, value-added approach so they can live the lives they dream of.

There’s no time more exciting than now to work in financial services. It’s fast-paced, innovative, mission-driven, and in the midst of massive transformation. So why is our industry facing a talent crisis? I believe there are several myths and misconceptions about financial services that prevent outstanding people from pursuing this dynamic industry.

What are the myths? Read More. 

For more information on careers at Fidelity, please visit

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Bias Still Persists for Women

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Two decades after Wall Street firms rushed to begin anti-harassment training, employee hotlines and programs to recruit women, complaints by women persist about pay and promotion disparities, The New York Times reports

Own Up To Taking A Break To Care For Your Child

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Instead of following “don’t ask, don’t tell” when returning to their careers, moms may be better off explaining their decision to take a career break to care for their kids, according to a new study.

You’ve Got to Ask to Get

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A new survey finds that 71% of hiring managers say that employee referrals are their best source for finding job candidates. But only seven percent of job seekers reported asking for referrals as a top strategy for landing a position. People may not ask for a referral because it feels like a huge favor. But unless you are spectacularly incompetent, you are not asking anyone to go way out on a limb. “Companies want people that are referred,” says Rich Milgram, founder of

WRIGHT RULES: Claire Underwood Met Her Match


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Robin Wright is in the news for successfully demanding pay equal to her House of Cards co-star, Kevin Spacey.

Discussing it with anchor Robin Roberts on ABC’s Good Morning AmericaWomen For Hire CEO Tory Johnson says that Wright did three things that every woman can learn from.

1) Wright did research.  “Saying ‘I am woman, pay me more’ “ isn’t enough, Johnson says. “You must show why you deserve more money.”

Wright knows that her Cards character and Spacey’s character are equal in importance to the story line. Beyond that, she discovered that at some stages, her character’s popularity with viewers eclipsed that of the male lead — making her at least as valuable as him on the hit Netflix political series.

2) Wright used her voice.  “It’s rare for employers to address, let alone correct, disparities in pay unless you speak up,” Johnson says. “She did the right thing, the only thing: she went to her bosses and asked for more money.”

Too often women believe it’s inappropriate or unseemly to speak up for a raise.  We hope and pray someone recognizes us.  Yet, hope is not a strategy. You must be willing to speak up for yourself.

3) Wright made a threat.   This is where Hollywood and reality part ways.   Wright threatened to “go public” unless she got her way.  It worked for her, an in-demand celebrity, but for most women, it’s not a good idea.

“For most of us, ‘going public’ will fall on deaf ears or a boss may say, ‘You’re out.’ If you’re not prepared to follow through if you threaten to leave if you don’t get the raise, you’d better have savings or another job lined up because your boss may take you up on your offer.”

Instead, if the answer is no, find out if that means never or not now.  “Never” means it’s time to update your resume and start searching.  “Not now” offers the chance to ask for specific benchmarks and a timetable to make it happen.