Lean In

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In Advice For New Grads

CP | Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Living

NEW YORK, N.Y. - It's been a year since Sheryl Sandberg came out with "Lean In," her bestselling manifesto for working women, launching a new catchphr...

The Work-Life Balance Myth

Kate Hilton | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living
Kate Hilton

Some days I feel that I've succeeded in my work. Some days I feel that I've succeeded as a parent, or a spouse, or a friend, or a daughter. But I rarely feel as though I've succeeded on all fronts in the same 24-hour period. Do I have work-life balance?

Lean In Until You Fall Over, Ladies -- You Still Won't Find Gender Balance

Denise Brunsdon | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business
Denise Brunsdon

The Lean In zeitgeist says individual women can take personal responsibility for failure and act to achieve success. Meanwhile, recent research says there is an unconscious bias in corporate Canada that prevents equally qualified women from attaining the same level of success as men. The Lean In school is decidedly wrong. In short, both men and women need to lean in to create equity in business. It's the only way to achieve balance.

My Six-Week Maternity Leave Was Best For My Lifestyle

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

It was my choice to go back to work six weeks after having my second child and I won't lie, this week was tough. That being said, I awoke each morning delighted to start the day, hit the ground running and engage in my life's work. I figure if nothing else, being excited to head to work is an important metric in my quest to design a tailored life.

The Real Threat to a Mother's Work-Life Balance

Natasha Koifman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

A recent article in The Atlantic suggested a more "realistic" approach for women juggling motherhood and career: Have just one child. But I would hate for a woman to think that having just one child is the key to successfully juggling motherhood and career. The real threat to what we want in life is TIME.

Forget Boardrooms Full of Women

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Business
Marni Soupcoff

It's possible that women are underrepresented in boardrooms because they are more likely to decide that they don't want to be there. Women should be able to define success in a more nuanced way than society does without being written off as brainwashed dupes.

Where Is Sheryl Sandberg's Advice for Women in Politics?

Alison Loat | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Living
Alison Loat

Like many other 30-something women, I've started reading the latest treaty for the working gal, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In. I'm now among the ranks of those who admire Sandberg's ability to leave the office on time and her gutsiness in contributing to a much-needed discussion on how North American's can better balance work and life so both men and women are better equipped to take on leadership roles if they want to. One area where this discussion is sorely needed is politics, an arena that Sandberg -- an advisor to former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers -- largely ignores in her book.

What Margaret Thatcher Could Teach Women in the Workplace

Diane Francis | Posted 06.22.2013 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

Feminism is about equality and choices. And the unfortunate facts are that women who want to be successful must decide whether to have a family if they are ambitious and, if they do, how to juggle both. Both Thatcher and Merkel had husbands who encouraged and supported them.

SavvyMom Roundup: Margaret Thatcher According to Russell Brand, and more

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Hockey Parents, judging parents, Downton Abbey withdrawal, energy shots and Margaret Thatcher all caught my attention this week. 1. This is a classi...

Lean In? How about Fall Down?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 06.11.2013 | Canada
Kathy Buckworth

Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, is encouraging women to "Lean In" to their careers, with her book of the same name. Essentially ...

LOOK: Most Stylish Female Executives

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Style

Being a Facebook executive has its perks. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of the social network, is earning some pocket change from her new hit book, Lean...