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20
Jul

Women, Business, and Money

Donald Trump has been getting  lot of press lately. But the article that interested me the most was the one about his daughter, Ivanka. Posted on our Facebook page last week, the article discussed how Ivanka Trump is working her way to a leadership position in her family’s four-generation development company. Ivanka explained in the …

13
Jul

Women’s $ Engagement

Much has been written lately about women earning less, the glass ceiling, the impossible work-life balance. Studies continue to bemoan women’s lack of financial literacy. Women are poorer than men, on average, and twice as likely to end their lives below the poverty line. But what happens when women do have money? Despite all the …

6
Jul

One Path to Financial Independence

In honor of Independence Day this past weekend, we are re-running a post that was originally entitled, “5 Keys to Speaking Your Worth.” I speak with women all the time about their salaries — in classes, in casual conversations, in financial counseling. When we talk about financial independence for women, earned income is a big, …

22
Jun

He For She: How Fathers Matter

The conversation around girls’ and women’s financial empowerment is usually focused on girls and women. But more and more, men are being a very productive part of the conversation too. In honor of Father’s Day, let’s take a look at some of the ways dads make a difference in women’s career and financial success. Some …

15
Jun

5 Money Learning Keys for Girls

Women, especially, are failing financial literacy. An article with that title, published in the Wall Street Journal, reports on two different studies that show that women are still falling behind in the critical area of financial understanding. Money understanding is multi-faceted. There’s the knowledge that needs to be acquired, and then there are actions that …

1
Jun

How Salary Negotiations Support Women

Ending salary negotiations has been discussed lately as a way to help narrow the gender wage gap. The idea is that, if women are not as good at men at negotiating, or are penalized for asking for a raise, then just end the process altogether with a transparent, systematic, salary structure. A lot of pieces to …

25
May

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the US. We offer our deepest thanks to those who gave this ultimate sacrifice, and to the families they left behind.

18
May

The Score That Matters … Redux

It’s that time of year again — high school graduation is rapidly upon us. College is a great time of life for so many reasons, and in many ways it is the first step into independence, away from home, for many high school graduates. One important area of independence is money management, and this time …

11
May

What Are Your Stories?

Our lives are composed of many overlapping stories, says Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in her extremely compelling Ted Talk, The Danger of a Single Story. Adichie goes on to say that hearing only one single story in a person is limiting and potentially destructive. It struck me after hearing this talk, how much the danger of a …

4
May

The Life Partner Success Question

This weekend brought the tragic news of the unexpected death of Lean In author’s Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, a loving husband, devoted father, and successful entrepreneur. With this terrible news comes an acknowledgment of this man’s contribution to his family, to his wife’s career, and to the empowerment of women in the professional sphere. I have been …

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