“Power is what you make it,” and “real power is what you do with your full life.”
Carleton S. Fiorina was born in Austin, Texas on September 6, 1954. After dropping out of law school, she became an AT&T sales rep. She moved up the company ladder and became the first female officer in the Network Systems division.
Oprah Gail Winfrey was born to unmarried teenage parents. She grew up with her maternal grandmother on a small pig farm in Kosciusko, before moving to Milwaukee to live with her mother.
In nowadays, women are taking multi-roles in the society. It is hard to be a sole housewife or business woman. Women need to be good and balance both sides well.
Thru my whole blog, I have done a lot of posts to engage and encourage woman to raise your voice. Do not underestimate yourself. From my earlier post “TED talks: Why we have too few women leader,” Sheryl Sandberg pointed out that, women tend to underestimate their own abilities and strengths to success, while men have a mentality of over confidence and utilize their own will power to achieve their goals.
Women, we can become the next big leaders in the business world.
Women need to stay in the workforce.
Messages for women who want to stay in the workforce.
1. Sit at the table,
2. Make your partner a real partner,
3. Don’t leave before you leave.
The other issue shows from data is that:
Women systematically underestimate their won abilities.
Women do not negotiate for themselves in the workforce.
Data also shows another issue is that the success and likability are positively correlated for men and negatively correlated for women.
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The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM), founded in 1996, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation’s history. NWHM is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Although women constitute a majority of the population, their lives, achievements, and contributions are underrepresented in museums. Recognition of the achievements made by American women will promote a better understanding of our history and culture for all who visit Washington, D.C. In 1999, ThePresident’s Commission on the Celebration of Women in American History called for a women’s history museum in Washington, DC, and specifically cited the NWHM in that role.
Several weeks ago, I met professor Donna Marie Peters, who is the professor at College of Liberal Arts at Temple through a TASS meeting “Temple Made Women’s Dialogue.” The goals of this meeting include: networking with Temple female students from all over the world
being a part of a global multicultural diversity initiative
getting to know and meeting other women on campus
understanding our differences
finding commonality in a comfortable environment.
It was a great and successful meeting that engaged women to share their personal life experiences.
During my interview with Professor Peters, she concludes that women still have disadvantages in turns of getting jobs over men. In most cultures, men are expecting to have good jobs to support families. Most women are still being trained in traditional ways that includes the idea that women cannot defend themselves or make decisions. In job application processes, interviewers are making assumptions that women have fewer abilities to accomplish assignments, which creates the limitation for women to be successful in the working environment.
In turn of that, we talked about female students’ opportunities at Temple. Professor Peters says that female students are being treated equally. Female students can make their decisions by choosing majors that allows them to have unlimited opportunities to achieve their goals. Affirmative action initiatives taken during the mid-20th century helped to create the equal rights statements that helps to standards of equality for all workers. Women, especially, have used these affirmative action initiatives to try to advance in their careers. These policies that have spawned from the affirmative action initiatives have not been sufficient to help women advance, though.
Finally, we concluded that social media can provide doors for more opportunities. Professor Peters and I agree that networking is very important. In today’s world, it does not depend on what you know; it is more about who you know in the working environment. Social media helps women to build their networks, and create more space for them to stand out from the crowd. Because of social media, women can have more opportunities to access job information and reach out to more people. Information from social media is updating every second. We, as women, have to know and be good at working with social media in order to make us stand out from the crowd.
Do you want to travel? Do you have friend(s) to go with you?
If you want to travel, you have nobody to go with you. Women Traveling Together is a great place for you to get a group of people who have the same passions and interests to travel with you. This organization provides valuable trip experience that you may never have had access to before. The most important is that all trips are charging reasonable prices which includes major actives on the travel destinations.
If you still do not where to go yet, I suggest checking out Journeywoman as well. This is the premier travel resource for women. It is organized from different women’s posts. These posts include travel experiences, tips to different destinations, things to do over there, and any other issues that need to be taken care before departure.
I like the content of this website. It provides a variety of valuable information and true stories of women’s trips.
As women, do we have enough time to relax and do things that we really like? According to Why Busy Women Need to Relax by Kathy A. Johnson, most women are over busy, and they are overloaded with responsibilities.
Here is why.
Women naturally experience more stress
Women are the bridge to link the family together. They are not only taking care of the family responsibilities, most of them also need to work to become the economic supporter for the family.
Chronic stress leads to a breakdown in your health
Some of women ignore the occasional feeling stressed or the psychological problems, because they think this is not a big deal. Indeed, chronic stress is linked to a number of health issues for women.
Seek stress relief
If you suffer from any pain on a regular basis, it is time for you to make some changes. Please try to look for some activities to disperse your concentration.
Finally, relaxation allows you to be pro-active against the rigors of stress. A successful woman needs time to relax her body and mind to make sure she has enough energy to confront her next challenge.
Women, if you want someone to respect you, please respect yourself first, take care of your body well.