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Five tips for successful women from a health care valuation specialist

By Meg Fry
November 10, 2014 12:23 PM

Autumn — the busiest time of the year. In between parent-teacher conferences, a trifecta of expensive holidays and the burden of prepping for winter, it’s also one of the most popular seasons for annual physicals. CONTINUE READING

Q&A with Karin Price Mueller, founder of N.J.'s newest personal finance column

By Meg Fry
November 6, 2014 11:29 AM

A familiar voice has emerged in the entrepreneurial world — Karin Price Mueller, the writer responsible for The Star-Ledger's “Bamboozled” consumer affairs column, has launched a new endeavor: CONTINUE READING


To my fellow women: Our vote matters in the midterm election, and this is why:

By Meg Fry
November 4, 2014 02:24 PM

Props to Glamour for publishing a blog by Caitlin Moscatello on Monday on the importance of Tuesday’s midterm election outcome for women. CONTINUE READING

This is not about GamerGate: Online harassment by the numbers

By Andrew Sheldon
October 24, 2014 12:42 PM

This is not about That Which Will Not Be Named, the current and official Voldemort of the technology (and more specifically gaming) world. Simply evoking the word draws ire from all sides of the issue. The lines are too blurry and the arguments too foggy to derive any meaning from the superficial naysaying that has too often turned to serious harassment, violent threats and apparent misrepresentation. CONTINUE READING

Q&A: Kirusa CFO Baldeep Dua, a rare entrepreneurial woman in tech

By Meg Fry
October 22, 2014 08:11 AM

Q&A with Kirusa Inc. CFO Baldeep Dua, a rare to find entrepreneurial woman in tech CONTINUE READING

10 leadership principles — and more — from a Wall Street ace

By Meg Fry
October 20, 2014 01:19 PM

The Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship at Montclair State University invited some high-profile (and highly entertaining) women to speak during a conference last Wednesday in celebration of Women Entrepreneurship Week. CONTINUE READING

GamerGate only worsens the underrepresentation of women in the tech world

By Andrew Sheldon
October 17, 2014 01:47 PM

I've spent a lot of time trying to wrap my head around GamerGate, the current culture “war” (there has to be a better word, pop culture) surrounding video games. The details that lit the powder keg of the current climate are detailed in a blog of highly personal detail. CONTINUE READING

Companies' offer to freeze women's eggs deserves more than a knee-jerk reaction

By Meg Fry
October 16, 2014 02:17 PM

“Would you like to freeze your eggs?” I’d hope anyone asking me that question would simply be wondering if I might like a fresh omelet in the morning. But not in this day and age. CONTINUE READING

Women dominated winners' list of the 2014 NJBIZ CFO of the Year Awards

By Meg Fry
October 13, 2014 07:53 AM

Women dominated the winners' list of this year's NJBIZ CFO of the Year awards program, which was held on Friday to celebrate New Jersey's financial executives who have had a direct effect on the economic growth and stability of their companies and the state. CONTINUE READING

Microsoft CEO tells women to basically “sit tight” on getting a raise

By Andrew Sheldon
October 10, 2014 10:42 AM


Productivity, perfection and figuring out which helpful hints work for you

By Meg Fry
October 9, 2014 10:44 AM

I'm a big fan of the “pie chart” theory, of breaking down one's day into 24-hour segments to figure out how much time is left after getting ready, commuting, working, errands, chores and sleeping. CONTINUE READING

Makeup line's founder always puts her best face forward

By Meg Fry
October 8, 2014 10:03 AM

Regardless of the ever-present media battle between companies stressing inner beauty and brands pushing miracle products, it is a fact that every woman, every day, is faced with the decision on how she will choose to present her beauty and what that means for her. CONTINUE READING

From a need to save, a coupon-clipping Internet media empire grew

By Brett Johnson
October 7, 2014 10:52 AM

When her husband lost his job six years ago, Cindy Livesey hunkered down and put her household on a budget. CONTINUE READING

What businesses need to know about New Jersey's new domestic violence leave law

By Meg Fry
October 6, 2014 01:09 PM

From allegations in the NFL to California's legislation to address assault on college campuses, the news media have recently been giving strong coverage to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. CONTINUE READING

Hollaback! puts technology to use for women

By Andrew Sheldon
October 3, 2014 12:51 PM

Jill Dimond started working on the Hollaback! app, which allows women to log and map incidents of street harassment by submitting their stories when they occur, while doing her Ph.D. work that looked at violence against women and its relationship to technology. CONTINUE READING

Pregnancy remains a complicated issue for businesses and employees

By Meg Fry
October 1, 2014 11:24 AM

When writing the article on Christine Ballard — a member of this year's NJBIZ Forty Under 40 list — I wanted to portray her as a successful businesswoman devoted to the towns she provides clean water and safe infrastructure for as group manager of the Water Resources Department at Middletown-based T&M associates. CONTINUE READING

Bringing females to the front of engineering

September 29, 2014 08:11 AM

Of the 565 municipalities in New Jersey, only 19 have appointed municipal engineers who are females — Christine Ballard being one of them. CONTINUE READING

Bridging the gender gap through the little things in life

By Andrew Sheldon
September 26, 2014 11:57 AM

In her address to the U.N., Emma Watson told men, “Gender equality is your issue, too.” CONTINUE READING

Perception continues to plague working women, though they're making strides

By Meg Fry
September 25, 2014 12:43 PM

It’s not really a surprise that public support for working mothers, dual-earner families and families in which a woman is the primary breadwinner is on the rise again. CONTINUE READING

Running on Love: A nonprofit created to inspire people to be active

By Meg Fry
September 24, 2014 12:34 PM

"Do well by doing good." ... I needed to hear this yesterday. CONTINUE READING

Check your emotions at the door when asking for a raise

By Meg Fry
September 19, 2014 01:29 PM

I may receive harsh feedback, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say: Women are more emotional beings than men. CONTINUE READING

Poll Question of the Week:

If you could move out of New Jersey, would you?

State of the Union brings women's issues to the fore

By Meg Fry
January 23, 2015 01:55 PM

President Obama's State of the Union address did something smart, but not... CONTINUE READING

What business leaders can learn from Dr. King

By January 16, 2015 09:42 AM

As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Day this year, we find a landscape... CONTINUE READING

These millennials are the 1 percent … who trust advertising

By Brett Johnson
January 20, 2015 03:55 PM

It was probably during a “Rugrats” commercial break. Maybe between... CONTINUE READING

There are stressful jobs, and then there are stressful jobs. Which one is yours?

By Andrew Sheldon
January 13, 2015 10:56 AM

“A schlemiel is the fellow who climbs to the top of a ladder with a... CONTINUE READING

Business Events

Best 50 Women in Business
Monday, March 23, 2015
Best Places to Work in New Jersey
Thursday, April 30, 2015
NJBIZ Business Event
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Healthcare Heroes
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Forty Under 40 Awards
Monday, September 28, 2015
NJBIZ Business Event
Friday, October 9, 2015

Special Editions

New Jersey 350th Anniversary

By January 15, 2015 02:11 PM

For such a small state, New Jersey really does have something for everyone. From city sidewalks and urban hubs to rolling green hills and country trails, mountains, forests, farmland, historic villages and 130 miles of pristine beaches, there is never a lack of things to do in the Garden State. CONTINUE READING

Book of lists

By January 14, 2015 12:46 PM



2014 Business of the Year Awards

By December 30, 2014 11:01 AM

Congratulations to the 2014 Business of the Year honorees! On Monday, December 8th nearly 300 individuals gathered to celebrate the honorees and Hall of Fame inductees. Click on the supplement to view the winners! CONTINUE READING

2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies Event Supplement

By November 24, 2014 01:37 PM

Congratulations to the 2014 50 Fastest Growing Companies! On Thursday, November 13th nearly 400 individuals gathered to celebrate 50 of the fastest growing companies in the state. Click on the supplement to see where each company fell on the list! CONTINUE READING

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