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Time management tips for working women in technology

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Time is a big commodity and every day every one of us tries to figure out a way to spend less time working and more time doing what we love...spend it with family & friends, take on a new hobby or finally get back to the one we've been neglecting. We all try to implement our own time management techniques: managing email, managing our employees and work flow, managing interruptions, and the list can go on and on.  We are all struggling to figure out the work-life balance thing.  This is especially hard for working women, especially women in technology who can become victims of tec
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Leverage your Gender in Job Negotiations

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Below are two of the many very interesting points made by Gender in Job Negotiations: A Two-Level Game, a research article published by Harvard Business School in May 2008: ...men are generally perceived to have an advantage in negotiations over women because they are expected to be more effective at asserting their self-interest and claiming value for themselves, whereas women are expected to act in a more yielding and agreeable and less effective manner in terms of individual performance... ...stereotypes make attempting to negotiate for higher compensation a more socially risky en
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Accelerating with a Career Coach

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I am constantly and consistently working to hone and improve my skills whether it be speaking, presenting, writing or negotiating, I work with a coach and I practice all of the time. Working with my coach has accelerated my progress at an incalculable rate and I would recommend it to anyone. I have discovered a great techtalk coaching series of videos that were produced by Google and I wanted to share them with you. Impactful Communication Greg Gillis and Lesly Higgins, experienced corporate coaches, will discuss and demonstrate various methods to effectively communicate; whether it is de
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Solving the Tech pay gap between men and women

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According to a salary survey conducted by Dice.com, "men are making more money than women in technology jobs, about 12% more than they did last year" I find this outrageous that in our day and age this problem still exists. One way to solve any issue is to find possible causes and offer a solution. Below is my attempt at discovering the causes and offering some solutions for the pay gap. Knowledge Self Doubt Problem: From dealing and communicating with so many women in IT, one biggest trend that always surfaces to the top is "I don't know everything". That kind of belief system can make w
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Brag and Boast and Tell All About It!

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I attended the NY Business Expo last week and while meandering from booth to booth, I started a conversation with two other professional women who were there to see the offerings. As usual, during conversations in a professional setting, the conversation got around to what each of us does. When I asked one of the women what she is involved in, she said a few words about herself and what she did…and then her colleague jumped in and offered a whole host of accomplishment and achievements of this woman and told me about her credentials and successes. Having been involved in the w
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5 Strategies for Success

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I had a great day today. I spoke to about 70 girls from the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science. It is a public school in Brooklyn for young women and girls with a focus on technology, math and science. My topic and title was "Career Opportunities in Technology - Influencing the Future". The girls participated enthusiastically and were very inquisitive about all of the possibilities. I had a great time with them. I hope that I was able to encourage them to pursue or at least start thinking about a career in technology. Here five success strategies that I left the girls with

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