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Overcoming Depression and Returning to the Workforce

Overcoming Depression At WorkDepression is the world’s most common mental health issue, and it is one that affects twice as many women as men: Approximately 12 million women in the United States experience clinical depression each year, and one in eight American women will develop depression at some point during their lifetime.


How to Mold Your Job to Fit You, Not Vice Versa

How to Mold Your Job to Fit You, Not Vice VersaLess 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.


How to Live Your Life if You Know You Want to Grow Up and Be A Woman in Business

Women Balancing Business in their LivesLife 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.


Project Management: A Battle of the Sexes?

Battle of the Sexes“Anything you can do, I can do better.” While the lyrics to the beloved tune from the Broadway classic “Annie, Get Your Gun” might be a classic ode to male-female competition, thanks to a few recent controversial reports, they have become somewhat of a rallying cry for women working in project management. Despite being in the minority in terms actually holding corporate managerial positions, a 2007 study indicated that on average, women were significantly more successful when it came to keeping projects on budget, meeting deadlines, and not abandoning projects.

In response, a number of project management experts weighed in on why women might be more successful in a project management role, highlighting factors like communication skills, the ability to multitask, and risk aversion, which tend to be more typically associated with female managers.

But is it true?


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