For many business leaders, the ability to handle crisis often means the difference between failure and success. Fortunately, those problems are mostly internal. But, what happens when hundreds of companies rely on your expertise to manage critical projects, improve bottom-line results and provide outsourced accounting and HR assistance? Welcome to the world of outsourced accounting. For Jennifer Barnes, CEO and Co-Founder of Pro Back Office LLC (PBO) being integral to multiple businesses simultaneously is just another day at the office.
For Naishu Wang, MD, Ph.D., a proper work-life balance is an essential ingredient for success. So is a limitless reservoir of curiosity, along with a genuine desire to help people. From her time as a doctor in China to her present-day position as the president and CEO of Alfa Scientific Designs Inc., Dr. Wang’s unyielding commitment to quality service (and eventually, quality products) has remained as steady as ever.
Less than half of women are happy with their jobs, according to a Conference Board report. Only 46.3 percent of women say they’re satisfied at work, compared to 47.8 percent of men. Just 21.4 percent of women are happy with their promotion prospects, compared to 26.1 percent of men, and only 34.3 percent are satisfied with their wages, versus 38.3 percent of men. One reason many women aren’t satisfied with their job is that they’ve fit themselves to their work rather than mold a position that fits their career goals and work preferences. Here are some ways you can position yourself to navigate more satisfying career opportunities, whether at the company you currently work for or elsewhere.
Life as a woman isn’t easy. You have so many obstacles to overcome, and if you have dreams of getting into business from a young age, the obstacles are even trickier to get through. Your sex shouldn’t define how successful you are in life. Just as race and sexual orientation should have no bearing on what a person is able to achieve in life, the same is true for being a woman.
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