It's amazing how many scientific breakthroughs or big discoveries happen when women are part of the process. Read More »»
About two weeks ago, I wrote a post about the guilt that has come along with being a working mom. First, thank you to everyone who wrote in with their advice and words of encouragement. You really know how to make a mom feel like she's not a walking disaster. Read More »»
Kathy Schulz is a bit of a trailblazer. At Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, she is the university's first-ever general counsel. But it started even before that: Kathy was one of the first women ever to wear pants in the Manhattan law office where she worked in the early 1990s. Read More »»
I've got good news today, ladies. Turns out double standards are alive and well in Idaho. Read More »»
So this time around, that working mom is me. I prefer to write about other women for this blog since I'm always so inspired by them, but I'm writing a little bit about my own life today because I'm fishing for a little working mom advice — not only for myself but also to pass along to everyone else out there who could use a little help in the daily juggle. Read More »»
Our intern, Karlee, gave Jackie Goldman-Schatell's questionnaire a first read when it came in. Her first response? "This lady sounds awesome." Read More »»
For the winner of a beauty pageant — and someone who is beautiful by most, if not all, standards — Kirsten Haglund is pretty down on beauty. She won the Miss America crown in 2008, but in a great Q&A on Forbes.com, Kirsten encourages women to “banish the beauty ideal.” Read More »»
Kay LiCausi, a powerhouse lobbyist who works out of Hoboken, couldn't wait to be a mom. She couldn't wait for the excitement or the love — or even the man. Read More »»
At long last, it is Friday, and I wanted to celebrate by highlighting another amazing woman whose business happens to be education. Monica Heinze has two masters degrees and is getting ready to pursue a doctorate in education at Centenary College. She also helps the handicapped learn to ride horses and once dreamed of becoming the first female president. Look out, Hillary. Read More »»
Journalism is a strange profession. A few weeks ago, I was interviewing two entrepreneurs inside a barn while goats chomped at my notebook. And about a week after that, I was standing, pen primed and ready, in front of a New Jersey born and bred porn star. Read More »»
In the span of four hours last night, I drove from Somerset to Basking Ridge to Iselin and then back home. Why you ask? Because duty — and by duty I mean the opportunity to meet inspiring, awesome women in business — called. Read More »»
Crystal Marull's husband lost his job at an architectural firm during the Great Recession. That didn't stop her from taking what she calls "a complete leap of faith" and enrolling in a Ph.D. program at Rutgers, relying on her paltry stipend and her husband's unpredictable income to support their family of four. And look at those happy faces? No one seems to be suffering in that adorable family photo. Read More »»
I can never keep straight what generation we are on — Y? Z? AA? Well, whatever you call the group of young women currently in college, the working world they will enter in a few short years (hopefully) is markedly different from the one Sue Henderson faced as a young woman. For this group, the choices are limitless, and, Sue says, they know it. Read More »»
Ammy Santiago is a scientist studying why postmenopausal women are at a greater risk of developing obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.She's also gaga over Disney movies and has some interesting thoughts on how young women in business can look to politicians and lobbyists for help navigating the workplace. Read More »»
With just two days left before the big Executive Women of New Jersey scholarship dinner, honoring non-traditional female grad students in New Jersey, I'd like to introduce you to another honoree. Her name is Megan Litwhiler, and she could have been a model. Instead, she's chosen to pursue a Ph.D. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Read More »»
This is Hannah Janoowalla, a future OBGYN from Kenya who will be awarded a scholarship next week through Executive Women of New Jersey. She's also the first woman to take part in our new Breaking Glass Q&A, which I'm hoping will give readers a quick glimpse at the amazing women involved in all kinds of businesses throughout New Jersey. Hannah is most certainly one of them. Read More »»
Lisa Pavia scored what has got to be, for a small business owner like herself, the best spot in the house at the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards last night at Lincoln Center — inside the gift bags. Read More »»
Earlier this week, when I wrote a brief notice for this blog about an event for women in construction, I searched for a stock image to accompany the post. My search term was “construction women,” and the image above was among the first to come up. Read More »»
The New Jersey chapter of Professional Women in Construction is hosting a Contact Exchange Forum on Friday, Oct. 4, at noon. Read More »»
The working moms I talk to often joke that their work day starts when they leave the office. And it's true. Getting home to my son, Max, is the best part of my day — but I don't rest for a second until he drifts (and sometimes goes kicking and screaming) off to sleep. There are companies out there who get that, and according to "Working Mother" magazine, New Jersey is home to eight of them. Read More »»
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