Category Archives: Breaking Glass

Negotiating Equality: How and When to Discuss Sensitive Salary Issues

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The fact of the matter is, the pay gap is real. Statistics show that men are being paid significantly more than women. Raising awareness about this issue is the only sure-fire way to end such inequality.

In the meantime negotiating your salary is one way to even the playing field for all those involved in the employment game.   

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Will Millennial Women End the Cycle of Career Disappointment?

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After Pew Research data showed Millennial women are near parity with their male counterparts at .93 on the dollar, there was much chatter on social media about the “Pay Gap Myth.”

And yet if you refer back to The Harvard Business Review study, it seems educated professional women experience career disappointment in droves – including Millennials…   

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Military Careers for Women: The Path to True Equality?

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On July 26, 1948, President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 abolishing racial discrimination in the United States Armed Forces. This led to the end of segregation in our military; it can certainly be argued it also opened the eyes of those seeking an end to racial injustices in the private sector. Almost 70 years later, in December of 2015, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that all combat jobs will be open to women, with no exceptions. He told The New York Times: “They’ll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They’ll be able   

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Starting Over: A Career Issue Many Women Face

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Many people of both genders face career transitions; some of us do it with grace, and some of us kick and scream the entire way. But the world is changing at a rate that will only continue to accelerate.

And has many have discovered: change is not only necessary… it is exhilarating.   

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Have Things Really Changed for Millennial Career Women?

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In our next Blab episode on January 27th at 12 noon EST / 9 am PST, we’ll tackle how things have and haven’t changed for Millennial women, and how women can navigate the barriers that they may come up against.

Please join us if you can… and share this important series with anyone who needs advice or wants to tell their own story.   

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Does Emotion Belong in Today’s Business World?

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Traditionally, business was seen as a cold, pragmatic undertaking devoid of emotion. Decisions were supposed to be based on data; there was no room on the bottom line for feelings. That stance is no longer so commonly accepted, as passionate leaders like Richard Branson have changed our outlook on what business should feel like and how decisions are made. At least some forms of emotion – passion, for example – is more acceptable, even expected. So if emotion does belong in business, where and how does it fit? How do we know when to let emotion show… and when to   

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