New in Business: Do Career Women Bring More Value to the Economy? http://bit.ly/JeTFo8
New in Careers: The Top 7 Ways to Stand Out at Work http://bit.ly/HQFcVU
New in Business: How to Get Rid of the Clutter and Clean Up Your Blog http://bit.ly/J1gSv1
A starter list of companies that are run by powerful women, great places for women to work, that improve the lives of women, or that have the highest percentage of women.
25 Companies Where Women Shine
Every now and then, it’s good to remind yourself: it’s great to be a business woman. Whether you work for yourself, or work for a great company, so much is being done to ensure equality, diversity, and improvement in the lives of both employees and women in the community.Read more at www.bizchickblogs.com
Below are 25 companies where women shine – either because they are run by a stellar, intelligent woman, or they’re great places for women to work, or they’re companies whose products or services make the lives of women better, or they boast an extremely high percentage of women employed there. Check out the following 25 companies and feel free to add more deserving companies to this list!See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a1k83b
Article that discusses 5 tips from experts on how to re-enter the workforce after a period of self-employment.
Saying Goodbye to Self-Employment? 5 Tips for Getting HiredRead more at www.bizchickblogs.com
Shocking, I know. But from time to time, people who are self-employed decide not to be self-employed. Some do it out of necessity, others out of curiosity, others out of financial motivation, and others because they just don’t want to be self-employed anymore. Whatever the reason, finding a new job is sometimes a challenge for self-employed people.See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a1jj37
For me, this was a life-changing book because it created in me the desire to finally stop undervaluing my work by not charging what it is worth. It really lit a fire and actually made me angry - at myself. With good reason, too!
Women, Value, and Getting Paid What You’re Worth
A little backstory: Not too long ago, a new client was talking to me about possibly using more of my services in her business. She said at one point, “I don’t want to go with the other guy because I can’t afford him.”
It wasn’t until weeks later that I thought, “Wait, how is it that she can afford ME?” Not only is my work way better than his (just sayin’) but I also respond to her much more quickly and make house calls!
Whoa. Wake-up, Tia.
A one-time occurrence is a situation like this is permissable. And depending on your circumstances, it could even be advisable. But not for me, because for the work we were specifically discussing, I am experienced and bring a significant amount of value to the table.
And yet, I’m always the cheaper option. That’s what she was saying that day. That I was the cheaper option. Not that I was the more cost-effective, or faster, or better option. But only that I was cheaper.Read more at www.bizchickblogs.com
Of course, the salt in the wound was that I was competing with a man. A man who clearly knew his value more than I did.See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a18g9k
From contributor Leigh Ann Torres.
Take a Break From the Heat with a Book
As of June 21st, summer is officially here.
But who are we kidding? I live in Central Texas. It’s pretty much been summer since late April. And since my kids are ages 3 and under and not even in preschool, there’s really no “summer break” for us. The days are just like any other. Only hotter. Much, much hotter.
We find ourselves trapped in our houses like Northerners do in the winter, only with shades drawn, ceiling fans all on high, A/C blasting. And still sweating.
I love taking my kids outside as much as any parent, but you can only do so much in the backyard, you can only stand to go the playground in this heat once in a great while, and even a trip to the sprinkler park with three young kids is a ton of work for an outnumbered mom. So I find myself looking for various indoor activities to help is bide our time until summer’s over. You know, in October.Read more at www.bizchickblogs.comAbout Leigh Ann Torres
Leigh Ann is a freelance writer and blogger living in Austin, TX. A mom to three year old identical twins and a bonus baby, she blogs about the ups and downs of life with twins plus one at Genie in a Blog.See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a16ho1
Food origins: Have you ever wanted to know what goes into a traditional layer cake, or what the difference is between baumkuchen and spekkoek (our thousand-layer cake)?
Behind the Layers: Baumkuchen (Traditional German Layer Cake)For those of you who love baumkuchen or have tried in the past and liked it, you might like to know how similar euforia’s spekkoek is to baumkuchen. Or, maybe you’re new to both delicacies! If so, you’re in for a treat as we explain what makes layer cake so special. Today we’re focusing on baumkuchen.See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a1668j
We lead busy lives and are sure that you are, too. Still, it’s so good to get around to new blogs and see what everyone is up to. We find new products and services, great videos, and cool websites all the time by just getting around.
Here’s a digest of what we found this week. Enjoy and subscribe to the blog to get an update for next week!
Great #Foodie Stuff from Around the WebVideosRecipesLemon Ice Granitas. Such a simple recipe and tasty treat for the hot summer months. You can do this by yourself or with kids, or dress it up for a summer party. We love it.Blueberry Couscous Salad with Mango, Onion, and Lemon Dressing. Another really simple dish except that this one is incredibly healthy for you, too.Maple Glazed Donuts. Because basically everything is better with bacon.Great Information25 Super Foods for Women. This isn’t a new post but we just came across it this week. Check it out and get eating.Foodpress.com. A great place for food bloggers who have blogs on the Wordpress.com platform, which obviously does not include us. :) Still, it’s really amazing to see how much food in blogs there really is, and it’s also a great place to find new recipes and food information. It was on Foodpress that we found the yummy maple glazed donuts, so it’s gotta be good.See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a15u45
I was inspired to write this after I read a post about blogging misconceptions by Kristi Hines on kikolani.com yesterday (kikolani was one of the very first blogs I ever read, and also one of my first guest post hosts – might have even been the first, I don’t remember).See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/a15twy