Women In Business

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

I know when my children were young, I intentionally put my career on hold. I just instinctively knew I couldn't handle both, and my children were my priority. But I also don't think we should become martyrs to motherhood either and I recognize that taking a break or reducing your involvement can limit your future success.

Starting a Business Is Like Motherhood

I often compare starting a business with motherhood. It is almost as if there is a code of secrecy. No one wants to tell you what it is really like. No one wants to spell out the down times. The sleep deprivation. The sense of rejection when no one calls you. And no one wants to admit that it was less than perfect for her.

Is Success a Choice for Women in Business?

One of the worst obstacles for women in business seems to be the mindset. We hear about their limitations and we see double standards for male and female performance evaluations. Women become eroded by society telling them they "can't have it all" -- and they believe it.