Starting a business is hard enough without life responsibilities getting in the way. Whether due to a demanding day job or a full-time career as a mother, women often have trouble finding the time to get a business off the ground. This is unfortunate since women have numerous great reasons to start a business, including greater flexibility and freedom. If you’re on the path to entrepreneurship, the following tips can help you grow your business while juggling your multiple life responsibilities.

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Sexism in the workplace isn’t always blatantly obvious. Sometimes it’s as simple as the woman in the office constantly being asked to make coffee or plan the office parties. Other times, it’s a woman being labeled as “bossy” instead of “ambitious.” Sexism can also present itself when a man uses pet names for women, like “sweetheart” or “honey.” There are many ways women can handle these situations, from pointing it out to teaming together.

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Guest article from singlemindconsulting.com

I look around the office and see an ocean of males. I see one woman in the office. She is our bookkeeper. As a web development company, we currently have zero software developers that are women. This was a shocking finding; yet not so shocking simultaneously. We’ve had female software developers in the past, but, as of now, none are in sight. I knew that female software developers were few and far between but hadn’t paid attention to what was right in front of me. I’ve worked in tech for 8+ years and very few of the many software developers that I have worked with have been female. 

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Guest article from nimbusmarketinggroup.com

Everyone has heard of the glass ceiling, but what exactly is it? The glass ceiling is an artificial barrier that prevents both women and minorities from being promoted to an executive or managerial level despite their accomplishments and achievements. The term has been used to describe the difficulties that women have been facing when trying to move up to higher roles in a company.Continue reading