“It’s possible. You can go out and build a business from absolutely nothing,” says BlackLine founder Therese Tucker.

‘One night, around the turn of the century, Tucker had a revelation. “We had this ‘Circle of Excellence,’ the sales winners’ award trip to Hawaii one year,” Tucker says. “All of the people walking across the stage were middle-aged white men, and that was the first time I was thinking, ‘You know, my career is […]

Getting pregnant doesn’t usually inspire bold career moves like launching your first startup. But Leslie Feinzaig had a good reason for embracing her inner entrepreneur. “I always wanted to try it and…

“”I always wanted to try it and when I was pregnant with my daughter, I thought, ‘If I don’t do it before I become a parent, I’ll never do it,’” Feinzaig said. So in 2016, she created Venture Kits, a Seattle-based company selling entrepreneurial educational toys.”Read this article: Working Geek: Female Founders Alliance CEO Leslie […]

Women carry out more unpaid labor such as caring for others.

“According to the United Nations, unpaid care often includes duties such as preparing meals, cleaning, washing clothes, collecting water and food. All of this can come under the umbrella of looking after children, family members and those with disabilities, without financial reward.”Read this article: Women work more unpaid hours than men in every region of […]

Serena Williams ditched her heels at the royal wedding reception, and designers and working women tell Moneyish how flats can still elevate workwear

“But when I started working in fashion, I felt a certain pressure to wear them like everyone else was. After completely losing my style mojo, falling over a lot and crying from pain at train stations, I’d had enough. One day I just woke up and decided never to wear heels again.”Read this article: Why […]

It takes more to level the playing field.

“Denmark is frequently listed as having some of the best parental leave policies in the world: new parents get 52 weeks of leave (with at least partial pay) that they can share. The mother is guaranteed 18 weeks of this at full pay, fathers get two weeks, and parents can decide how to split the […]

A handful of female chief executives say contrary to the portrayal of working moms in pop culture, motherhood helped them become better leaders.

“Motherhood “made me way more ambitious,” said Lacy, who writes about her experiences in her book “A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy.” In the book, which is part memoir, part analysis of the myth that you can’t be a good mother and a good professional, […]

We’ve previously met CEOs, founders and thought leaders from the likes of Uber, Tinder and IBM, finding out how these smart people get so much done. A busy woman, with big ideas, Forbes asks Clare Gilmartin, CEO Of Trainline how she gets it all done.

“Study at least one STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) subject at school—too many girls (especially) drop maths at too young an age in Europe. I am very focused on getting more women into technology as we already have a huge skills gap and it is only growing.”Read this article: How To Boss It Like: Clare […]

States were ranked based on childcare cost and quality, the number of professional opportunities and size of the gender wage gap, and work-life balance.

“Working women balancing children and careers face a mountain of challenges: the wage gap, the astronomical cost of childcare, shouldering the lion’s share of unpaid work (even when they earn more money than their partners).”Read this article: This interactive map shows which states are best for working mothers

Rhea Suh, president of the NRDC, juggles a big job and raising a daughter.

“Get rid of false expectations that people have of you, and you have for yourself. I think we all still think it’s supposed to all magically come together: we’re supposed to be successful in our careers, while simultaneously making a 3-D decorated cake for our children’s birthdays, while working out and feeling attractive and being […]