Women and Work

Mom Blogging for Good Karma

Mom Blogging for Good Karma

By on May 8, 2013 |

Below is an excerpt of a piece Morra wrote for the Huffington Post in response to the Wall St. Journal‘s recent article on blogging conferences — or, as they refer to it as — the “mommy business trip”. In 2007, I agreed with the Wall St Journal’s take. As a longtime but hardly famous blogger, I felt some grief for losing the old...

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Women Over 40 are Disrupting, Reinventing, and Making an Impact

Women Over 40 are Disrupting, Reinventing, and Making an Impact

By on Apr 5, 2013 |

Our friend Whitney Johnson has launched an amazing new effort, 40 Women to Watch Over 40. In partnership with Christina Vuleta, founder of 40:20 Vision and 7×7 Mentoring Salon, as well as Managing Director, Perks Consulting, 40 Women to Watch will honor those women who are reinventing themselves and their field, disrupting, and making an impact. As Whitney...

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Why Women Lose at Negotiation and What We Can Do About It

Why Women Lose at Negotiation and What We Can Do About It

By on Mar 14, 2013 |

When your boss or a client gives your work a rave review, do you often find yourself shunning the accolades? Or giving all of the credit to your team or colleagues? Though we’re taught to be modest, such a level of humility isn’t always beneficial in the workplace — especially when our male colleagues are much more likely to fully accept praise....

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Why Lean In Makes Me Depressed

Why Lean In Makes Me Depressed

By on Mar 13, 2013 |

By Morra Aarons-Mele I thought I’d be Lean In’s biggest cheerleader. When I watch Sheryl Sandberg on television I fall in love with her. She’s articulate, compelling, beautiful, and she’s right. Things do need to change for women at work. And things need to change for women at home. But the conversation around Lean In makes me feel sad and confused, in an almost...

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Is Compromise a Dirty Word?

Is Compromise a Dirty Word?

By on Feb 28, 2013 |

Below is an excerpt of a piece Morra wrote that appeared in Harvard Business Review. You can read the article in its entirety here. You’re successful, ambitious, and full of big plans. You’re on a quest for greatness. But could dreaming smaller help you reach your goals? My friend Whitney Johnson’s popular pieces on these pages encourage us to...

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Including Men in the “Women and Business” Conversation

Including Men in the “Women and Business” Conversation

By on May 1, 2012 |

We’ve heard an awful lot about women’s issues as of late, especially concerning politics and the presidential election. Democrats and Republicans have sparred over women’s issues for months now. But what are “women’s issues”? Everything from access to reproductive health care, to domestic violence legislation, to education funding and equal pay have been labeled as...

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