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Five Career Steps For Ambitious Women

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As much as we hate to say it, the working world is still very different for women and men. Inequality in pay and senior roles are still evident in the statistics. But the good news is that things are getting better, albeit slowly. A lot more women hold managerial and executive positions than in the…

Three Careers We Should Encourage More Women To Do

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Although great strides have been made toward gender equality in the workplace over recent years, there are still certain areas that need to improve. Women are underrepresented in many different fields of employment, but these three are some of the worst culprits. But why? What reasons are there that hold so many women back from…

Top 4 Mistakes You Can Make at Your Next Exhibition

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Going on a worldwide tour with your exhibit? As mompreneurs and business-driven individuals, the big goal for just about anyone setting up at an exhibit is to make sure they are noticed and remembered—but being noticed and remembered for the wrong thing can be worse than not turning up at all. Here are four things…

Enjoy the Ride, Right Now

It’s finally Friday night, the beginning of a weekend of freedom, which also happens to include your birthday. Your family, friends, and spouse all have celebratory plans for you. You have a rewarding career and a network of beautiful people who want to rejoice in your life. As you walk out to your car to…

Being a Good Steward of Your Finances Can Benefit All

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As a Certified Financial Planner I encourage my clients to embrace their roles as financial caregivers by being good stewards of their assets for themselves and their families. As April is National Financial Literacy month, it serves as a timely reminder for everyone to reassess their personal financial knowledge. Have you been making an effort…

Keeping Sane + Productive

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Mompreneur, you know the delicate juggling act that includes the many different aspects of managing your tasks, supporting your family, getting things done—and feeling like you have a life of your own. Yes? One of the critical areas successful mompreneurs learn to master is managing time effectively. To do so, we must become experts at planning,…

Reminders for Brave Leaders Who Are Leading the Way

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Leading businesses, organizations, and communities isn’t easy. It expends energy. It requires focus. It demands determination. Leadership calls us to step up and step out, abandoning our comfort zones for the sake of a goal or cause. It takes on many different forms, but its purpose remains: to serve and to lead its followers into…

The Balancing Act

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Help! I ran out of Tuesday! Life and work balance—is that even possible? When was the last time you felt you were in that Balance Zone? Did you recognize it at the time? If you are still striving for it, are you able to describe what it might look like? I confess. A couple of…