Posts tagged family
Is It OK To Hire Your Child? Why Nepotism Hurts and Helps

The recent news of the university admissions scandal perhaps has many amazed how some students with a career already laid out can skip classes for a trip to Fiji. But for the rest of us, helping out a relative—whether that is a son, daughter or cousin—with an internship, recommendation or entry level position is a family requirement.

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What's Mom Got To Do With It? Daughters Explore The Legacy of Successful Women

Sure, many say that Mom knows best. Role models abound of strong mothers –and fathers— who nurture confident daughters who grow into successful women. But do these daughters create success for themselves regardless of maternal impact? As working mothers, how important is setting an example for the next generation of women leaders?

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Work-Life Balance: It’s Not Just a Woman Thing

Anecdotally, we’ve been seeing a trend towards more men wanting to be involved at home, and research just bore that out in a big way. Bain and Company surveyed 1,500 MBA students and graduates about their career aspirations, and about half of women and men reported that they “plan to prioritize non-work commitments over career progression.” In fact, women and men were just about even on this measure, with 50 percent of women and 51 percent of men saying that the “life” part of “work-life balance” will win out when push comes to shove.

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My First Female Hero: My Ahead-of-Her-Time Aunt Faye

March is Women’s History Month and to commemorate it I want to introduce you to a few of the women I most admire.

My first female hero was my father’s older sister, my Aunt Faye, who was born in 1908 on the Lower East Side of New York, the first child of newly arrived immigrants from Poland.  I’ve spent my entire life working to advance social justice, and the social consciousness that set me on that path came alive in the early 1950s sitting around my Aunt Faye’s dining room table.

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