POWER PLAYS for WOMEN

Protected: Your Must-Have for 2012 – The Real Secret of Successful, Balanced Female Executives: SUPPORT

Posted in Career & Leadership, POWER PLAYS for WOMEN, Women's Leadership Community

by Kathy Korman Frey Sareena goes to work every day. She comes home every day. She attends to her family. She has her girls’ nights; Not as many as she would like. She is looked upon by her peers and friends as pretty dang powerful and influential. Sure, she is frustrated from time to time like the rest of us. But, when she took the survey from Hot Mommas Project and the George Washington School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, we learned something else about Sareena: She feels balanced. Go figure. When the Hot Mommas Project and the George Washington School of...

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Protected: #9 Power Plays for Women – Top 10 Things I’ll Teach My Daughter

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          By Kathy Korman Frey What lessons will you pass on to the women in your lives? For me, it started with a car ride. A simple, hysterical car ride. I remember sitting next to my husband, heading down the white cement monstrosity which is WhiteHurst Freeway, on the way to the radiologists office. Don’t get me wrong. The view is beautiful. The bridge-slash-overpass that connects downtown DC to Georgetown is short. But to me, that day, it seemed oh so long. I managed to have an entire “talking down” conversation with my friend Sheila about...

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Protected: #9 Power Plays for Women: NO SHAME

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The professional side of shame… Carla received feedback from her boss. She could barely make eye contact she was so ashamed. She offered an explanation but was shut down. Apparently it was time for her to listen.  Afterwards she felt devastated. She had let her boss down. She commiserated with a friend over drinks. Fred received feedback from his boss. He listened and offered no explanation to his boss, just nodded. Walking out, a co-worker who overheard said, “How could you just stand there?” Fred said, “Defending my actions would have done no good, I’m just...

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Protected: #18: PASSION – Do What you Love

Posted in Personal Resources, POWER PLAYS for WOMEN, Work-Life

Protected: #18: PASSION – Do What you Love

Do you remember your career dreams of yesteryear, and then – kind of this halting screeching break sound like in a movie? And here you are… x (xx?) years later, in a cubicle, corner office, home office – NOT living the dream? I was forced to confront this reality when reading friend, coach, and Hot Mommas Project founding author Kathy Caprino’s piece on the topic in Forbes.

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Protected: #17b: BE FINANCIALLY LITERATE – Rich Sister, Poor Sister – 10 Tips to Save Time and Money

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Protected: #17b: BE FINANCIALLY LITERATE – Rich Sister, Poor Sister – 10 Tips to Save Time and Money

By @ChiefHotMomma. This is part of the Power Plays series. Continued from #17a. Now let’s talk about money.  Very much like the illustrative tale of Rich Dad, Poor Dad, this is the tale of “Rich Sister, Poor Sister.” In this scenario, the sisters make the SAME amount of money each year, they just spend it differently. 6. Setting Limits. Just as with time management in Part I, setting limits around spending is key. In a dual-income household, sometimes it’s as simple as living off of one salary and saving the other.  Or, you can have an automatic withdrawl from your paycheck...

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Protected: #17a: WORK SMART – 10 Tips to Save Time and Money

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Protected: #17a: WORK SMART – 10 Tips to Save Time and Money

By @ChiefHotMomma. This is part of the Power Plays series. Today I spoke at the amazing Year Up, a highly-selective program which “empowers urban talent to reach their potential” through an intensive technical skills training program. I told the group I’d put together some materials to follow up my talk, and this post is part of that. It was originally posted on a finance blog. What does Year Up - a tech training organization –  have to do with women, my Women’s Entrepreneurship Class, and the global women’s leadership education and mentoring venture: Hot...

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