Single-Parenting Cell Phone Use with Kids

Used to be, parents had to worry about their kids’ behavior primarily when children were alone: even if a kid got in trouble at school, there were people around for damage control. These days, kids can get in trouble anywhere and at any time through the wonders of technology. Mobile phones are ubiquitous, even in schools … and there seem to be very few rules governing the culture. Some people in a real position to know are starting to suggest that kids on smartphones might actually be a problem. As single working mothers, this can be a serious issue. It’s tempting, at times, to let mobile phones be babysitters, of …

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7 Guidelines for Tech-Savvy Moms

Being a mom is hard work, even under the best of circumstances … and most of us are not under the best of circumstances. There are an estimated 11.4 million single mothers in America, and most of them are not only being a mother and a father to their kids, but are also holding down one or more full-time jobs. This was unheard of a generation ago, but things change. This is not, however, one of those articles that espouses all the benefits of “the good ol’ days”; we can wish and pine and pretend to remember until we’re all just gooey with nostalgia, but no amount of reminiscing will …

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How to Deal with Harassment in the Workplace

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Dealing with harassment at work? Here are four simple tips to help you resolve problems, improve your company and fee more comfortable in the office.

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How to Reach the Women Who Are Driving M-Commerce

The retail market segment is growing: sales are up, which is a great sign going into the holiday shopping season. And it’s not really a surprise to find that the retail venue expanding the fastest is mobile, or m-commerce. The sector is enjoying unprecedented growth as shoppers depend more and more on their portable devices. The latest estimates put m-commerce sales at over $100 billion this year, a more than 50% increase from 2016. It should also come as no surprise that women are driving this growth. When comparing genders, female m-Commerce shoppers lead nearly 2-to-1 over male in a 2015 report. Mothers, in particular, are turning to m-commerce, leveraging …

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4 Easy Ways to Empower Yourself & Improve Your Life

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Ever feel like your life is outside of your control? These 4 simple practices will put the power in your hands to take the reins and empower yourself.

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Celebrating the Modern Female Entrepreneur

Over the last few years, women have been shown to be a driving force in business. According to an article from Entrepreneur.com, there are over 9 million businesses owned by women operating in the U.S. alone, providing an estimated 5 million or more jobs. Women are founding their own companies at a historic rate when compared with other small businesses; In fact, over the past 15 years, women-owned firms have grown half again faster than average, and the number of self-proclaimed women entrepreneurs has twice as fast as that of their male counterparts. From finance and retail sales to science and social causes, start-ups by women reflect an increasingly broad …

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The Rise of the Female Consumer

Female consumers control a majority of buying power in the U.S. Why can’t marketers relate to them?

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The 5 Top Influential Women in Technology

In ways that the suffragette movement would never have thought possible, women are setting new standards for the role of women in business. Not content to sit on the sidelines, women have embraced the roles of CEO, general manager and other c-suite positions as they lead the way in corporations that have historically been dominated by men. Making Room for Women Women and their abilities deserve all the credit for these new opportunities. However, the rise of technology has opened new doors and changed the way women lead their companies. For example, Monica Eaton-Cardone, the CIO of Global Risk Technologies has seen a significant role change in the last eight …

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Surprising (and Encouraging) Stats about Women in Leadership

Gender equality in the workplace has been an issue for decades. In some regards, we are seeing very little change. In other situations, there is a barely perceptible glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s take a look at some recent stats that highlight the current situation for women in the workplace. Emerging Statistics Regarding Women in the Workforce In one study, 90% of the 143 countries reviewed still have laws that restrict women’s economic opportunities (like owning a business). It was also revealed that nearly 80% of global economies restrict the types of jobs women can do. Companies with the best financial performance also have the …

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An In-Depth Look at Women in the Workplace

The fact that women face discrimination in the work place is not news. However, it is heartening to know that gender equality in the workplace is the best it has ever been and continues to improve. Currently, women still make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. While still not ideal, we are strides ahead of where we were in 1980 when women only made 55 cents for every dollar that a man made. Challenges for Women Today Perhaps the biggest challenge that women in the workplace will continue to face is the lack of attention given to the fact that discrimination still exists. Women are more likely …

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