The Trouble With Women In the Workplace

I can't believe companies actually had to produce videos like the one below. In my life, women have always worked. I grew up in the 1970s and 80s, and I knew some moms who stayed at home, and some that worked. That’s just the way it was. But it wasn’t always… I recently read “When … Continue reading The Trouble With Women In the Workplace

Jill of all Trades, Master of None

After 15 years in the PR biz, jobs in both agencies and in non-profit communications, it's no secret that public relation professionals must have a variety of skills. This is especially true in the non-profit industry and smaller organizations. Sometimes I feel as though I'm a "Jill of all trades, master of none." I know … Continue reading Jill of all Trades, Master of None

Surrender the mommy wars

Recently, Dr. Phil aired a show titled "The Debate that Never Dies" about the constant dispute between stay-at-home moms (SAHM) and working moms. Really? Why is this still a debate? According to Dr. Phil's blog, one of his guests, a SAHM, said something like (paraphrased) 'If a woman can't stay home with her children, she … Continue reading Surrender the mommy wars

Mad women

By now you’ve heard all the hoopla around AMC’s blockbuster show “Mad Men.” It’s the story of the 1960s Madison Avenue advertising executives (nicknamed Mad Men) and all the shenanigans that revolve around their lives (women, booze, smoking…and more women and booze and smoking) while working at Sterling Cooper, a fictitious advertising agency. I wasn’t … Continue reading Mad women