Archives September 2014

29
Sep

Moms and Money

With all the fall TV premieres out this week, did you happen to catch the US Department of Labor’s new video advocating paid maternity leave? It’s pretty compelling — comparing a pregnant American woman with no paid maternity leave, to a pregnant German women who has 14 weeks paid leave. The video goes on to point out …

22
Sep

5 Keys to Speaking Your Worth

How do you speak your worth? We have talked many times in this space about the serious challenges women face with pay equity, and the damage lower incomes have for them and their families throughout their lives. From the first salary onward, salary negotiations are a critical skill for women of all ages. Different views …

15
Sep

Salary Negotiations — Where To Start

One of the best ways to learn how to manage money effectively is to actually have it and manage it. Often we learn this hard lesson as a adults, when there is more to lose. Ideally, teenagers get the opportunity to earn and manage money, and get their financial chops while the financial stakes are …

8
Sep

Women, Money, and the “Brogrammer”

Big news this week — Megan Smith, an executive at Google, was named the first female Chief Technology Officer of the United States. This news follows on the heels of the summer announcement of the first-ever woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani, a professor at Stanford University. The previous 52 winners of the …

1
Sep

What “Social” Can Mean For Girls

As the new school year gets underway, and the academic and social seasons begin for teenagers, we want to take a look a different meaning of being “social.” In today’s Financial Nutrition blog post, we are reprising this post from February of 2014 about the value of social entrepreneurship for girls. Social entrepreneurship helps expands …