Posts tagged "Career"

How conferences and training events can better support moms (and dads)

How conferences and training events can better support moms (and dads)
Going to conferences and training events can be vital for sharpening your skills and maintaining a strong professional network. Unfortunately, many mothers avoid conferences and multi-day training courses because of parenting-related challenges. When I asked about this on Facebook I was flooded with women (and a few men) sharing reasons they didn’t attend professional events,... Read more »

My bad career choice made this all possible

Advice I often give people is don’t be lured into taking a job just because you will make more money. There is always another job offering even more money. If salary is your measure of success you will never be content. I think it’s good advice even though if I hadn’t been lured to take... Read more »

I did not take my laptop on vacation (but I considered it)

I told the manager for the project I’m leading that I had vacation scheduled but planned to bring my laptop. She very specifically told me not to bring my laptop on vacation. Because she hasn’t worked with me long, I’m pretty sure she thinks I am a workaholic who can’t unplug. I guess it’s an... Read more »
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I got all my work stuff done this week!

Woohoo! I actually got all my work stuff done this week. I had a lot of things to do to meet some important deadlines, and I got it all done! I wasn’t sure I’d make it. Despite having very productive days, my to do list kept ending up longer at the end of the day... Read more »

At least Hillary won't have to train the man who got her job (like I did)

There are many unpleasant realities of the outcome of the 2016 U.S. presidential election. One is that yet again a qualified woman lost a job to a less qualified man. At least Hillary Clinton will not suffer the indignity of having to train and work for the man who took her job as so many... Read more »

I wasn't sexually harassed by my first boss, but my coworkers were

I wasn't sexually harassed by my first boss, but my coworkers were
Last month I wrote about my welcome to “women in tech” moment. Of course, for many women their welcome to tech moment (or congratulations on staying in tech moment) is worse than a mistaken handshake at a Christmas party. For many women that moment involves sexual harassment, and that first moment is rarely the last.... Read more »
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My welcome to "women in tech" moment

My welcome to "women in tech" moment
Growing up I never thought it was unusual to be a “woman in tech.” Sure, I was a girl who taught myself how to code by second grade, but I wrote that code on a computer that was largely used by my mother. I guess there weren’t many women in my computer classes, but I... Read more »

2016 goals: Less talking, better listening

2016 goals: Less talking, better listening
A few months ago my boss told me that I need to be careful about not giving other people a chance to talk in meetings. She noted that as one of the more experienced people on our team I have a lot to contribute and should, but she suggested I wait a bit to give... Read more »

Works for Me: Sticky Note To Do List

This is the first post in a new series I’m calling “Works for Me Wednesdays.” On most Wednesdays, I’ll share tips, products, and services that work to make my life easier, entertaining, or somehow better. I’ll start with my to do list strategy. As I’ve gotten older I have more things to do and less... Read more »
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My top eight CISA exam anxieties

Next week I take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam**. A lot of people have told me I have nothing to worry about, that I should have no problem passing the exam. When I told some coworkers that I’ve started doing 100 practice questions a night they said I’d “definitely be fine.” I didn’t... Read more »