Category Archives: Life Balance

Podcast | How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

Click Play below to listen. Advancing in your career has tradeoffs: more work and responsibility mean less time and energy for you and your family. But are all your personal sacrifices truly necessary? Probably not, says Laura Vanderkam, author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. In this 30 minute teleclass, Vanderkam will share: how successful women make the most of their time; the underlying strategies that … [ more ]

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Three Beliefs That Are Ruining Your Work-Life Balance

The first eight years of her marriage, Tiffany Dufu had a beautiful home to go along with her brilliant career raising money to advance women and girls. She did most of the work around the house, but being Type A, she was okay with that. “It was my dirty secret,” says Dufu, now chief leadership officer at Levo, a professional network for Millennials, and a launch team member of Leanin.org. … [ more ]

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Mantras to Live, Work and Succeed By

Whether you’re taking on a new challenge, rebounding from a disappointment or just powering through your day, repeating a mantra can help. We asked Conference for Women speakers and staff for their favorite sayings. Read them and repeat!

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Podcast | Find More Meaning, Joy and Life Balance with Mallika Chopra

Stop feeling guilty about all you haven’t done, and start feeling glad for what you have yet to experience and achieve. In this 30-minute talk, Mallika Chopra, author of Living With Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace and Joy, shares her six-step process for living with intent: incubate, notice, trust, express, nurture and take action. With this practical road map, you will move from thought to action to outcome. Finally, a … [ more ]

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Have the Best Summer of Your Career

Do less and achieve more. It may sound like a dream rather than a plan for summer, but it’s actually the MO of many highly accomplished people year-round. “Successful people don’t bother with work that isn’t high value or growth oriented,” says Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of I Know How She Does It and 168 Hours. “They prioritize, so that what matters most gets done, and … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Become More Successful Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

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Design the Time of Your Life

By Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer, Mary Kay Inc. Friendly warning: This article is not about planning a dream vacation or the ultimate party. If however, you want to create more time to invest in your professional and personal goals, please keep reading. Time is truly priceless. Money can’t buy it, and once it’s spent, you can never get it back. You already know the wide variety of career, family … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass: Find More Meaning, Joy and Life Balance with Mallika Chopra

The Keys to Finding More Meaning, Joy and Life Balance Tuesday, March 29, 2016 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Download “6 Steps to Living with Intent”

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How to Know When You’ve Outgrown Your Job and Other Lessons Learned on the Way to the C-Suite

Senior advisors to Cabinet members aren’t usually known for causing big stirs, but that’s exactly what happened when, in 2011, Anne-Marie Slaughter left her dream job as director of policy planning at the State Department and returned to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. Slaughter wrote about her decision in an essay that got people talking, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” and now president … [ more ]

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Paid Maternity Leave for a Year: Coming Soon to a Company Near You?

Last month, prospective parents in Silicon Valley had reason to cheer: Adobe, Microsoft and Netflix announced that new moms and dads could take off, respectively, 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year—paid. (At Adobe, birth moms can take 10 additional weeks of medical leave, and at Microsoft, they can take 8 more weeks of paid disability.) The companies joined Google (18 weeks for birth moms) and Facebook (four months for … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass: The New Rules for Career Happiness

The New Rules for Career Happiness Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 12:00-12:30pm CDT REGISTER NOW

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Podcast: Strategies to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Life today is busy! We tell ourselves that if only we could make better use of our downtime or multitask more cleverly we’d get ahead of the busyness…but that’s not how it works. In this 30-minute podcast, productivity guru Carson Tate offers strategies to help you work simply AND live fully. Click Play to listen or read the full transcript below. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Free Teleclass: Strategies to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Work Simply and Live Fully: Strategies to Work Smarter, Not Harder Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 12:00 pm CDT REGISTER HERE

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“I Chose the Career—and a Life”

By Nancy Fares, Vice President, Freescale Semiconductor Every day young women join the workforce and inevitably one day find themselves pondering the choice of a “career” or a “life.” I chose both! There are always exceptions, but I believe most of us have the opportunity to do the same. I am no expert, but rather a practitioner like you. As a technology executive, mother of two, wife, daughter and friend, … [ more ]

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Job Stress SOS: Solutions from a Top Manager

Having worked for nearly two decades at the New York Times, where deadlines are constant and accuracy is paramount, Jill Abramson knows stress. The former executive editor’s threshold for it is probably higher than it is for most; she’s the first woman to lead the “newspaper of record”—and her abrupt dismissal was controversial.  But as a journalist and top manager, Abramson has felt or seen it all, from the strain … [ more ]

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33 Stay-Sane Habits of Successful Women

Backrubs are a nice way to relax if you have the money or a kind partner. Same goes for practicing yoga on top of a mountain or cruising around the Greek Islands. For the rest of us who aren’t reality TV stars, here’s what 25 women who have spoken at the Conference for Women do in their daily life to decompress, recharge and stay positive:

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Erica Ariel Fox at the 2013 Texas Conference for Women

Yes, you can excel in your career AND have a decent quality of life. Here’s Harvard Law lecturer Erica Ariel Fox on the importance of saying “no” and why the Texas Conference for Women thrills her:

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“Being Happy and How to Get There” Podcast

“Happiness is not a destination, but a series of small but pivotal choices that we make every day.” -Cindy Ratzlaff In this podcast, “Being Happy and How to Get There,” Cindy Ratzlaff and Kathy Kinney will teach you how to: Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS

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Coping with Life’s Curveballs: Ishita Gupta Podcast

Facing a bolt from the blue? “Use your rock bottom to lift yourself up,” says confidence coach Ishita Gupta, founder of Fear.less magazine. In this podcast, “Coping with Life’s Curveballs,” Ishita described her own path to entrepreneurship and how to overcome bumps in the road, whether personal or professional.

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Play (Yes, Play) to Your Strengths

Learning to goof off, have fun, and just be isn’t just a luxury, it’s a key ingredient in your life—and women need it most of all, a new book finds. By Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time A seminal work of leisure research by Eileen Green is titled Women’s Leisure, What Leisure? In her study of women’s free time in England, … [ more ]

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