tishomir / Shutterstock.com From a young age my mother always compared me to my older brother. Our grades, our abilities, even our actions were all fair game for comparison to the other. Many psychologists may cringe at this parenting tactic, but in my mother's defense I grew up strong, independent, and believing [...]
I’ve Paid My Dues, Now Pay Me What I’m Worth Prospect: “I love your portfolio. What’s your rate?” Freelancer: “My retainer rate is $2000 per month.” Prospect: “How about we make it $1200 and call it even?” Freelancer: “Okay.” Huh? Does it surprise you that female freelancers often accept lower rates than their male [...]
In my creative phase, I am a wonder to behold. A whirlwind of activity, my brain whizzes from one project to the next, coming up with solutions, insights and next steps, always way too quickly for me to keep up.
Of the numerous frustrations of the travelling (female) exec, this one chafes me the most. You know, despite the current worldwide debate swirling around gender inequality in the workplace, no matter how much progress we make in this regard, and no matter how much of a feminist professional you are, there is one playing field in business which is not, nor ever will be, even.