Tag: workplace

Speak Up! Finding Your Voice at Work

A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times printed an article entitled Speaking While Female; Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant on Why Women Stay Quiet at Work  written by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, and founder of LeanIn.org, an organization dedicated to empowering women and Adam Grant,a professor at the prestigious Wharton School of Business.

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Mompreneur Asks: Do I Need an Office for My Solo Law Practice to Be Taken Seriously?

Happy New Year! I am not into resolutions, but I’m setting some personal and professional goals for myself in 2014. One of those goals is to further define who and what my law practice represents, including not only my online presence, but my physical office location. When I hung my shingle as a solo attorney

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Reboot Your Career (and Your Family) with Entrepreneurship

I’m finally taking Katie’s advice and reading Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg. More accurately, I downloaded the audio version so I can listen to it in the car. It’s good so far, although it doesn’t strike me as anything new. But Sandberg effectively organizes and communicates the salient points: we should encourage women to aspire

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How My Second Kid Changed My Career for the Better (But Not Without Some Initial Drama)

  This article caught my attention this week.  It instantly resonated with me, because I actually do believe that my second child “hosed” my career, in a manner of speaking. Like the author, I say that with a bit of hyperbole, because my career is still intact, as far as I can tell.  I was practicing

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My “delicate condition”

At the start of our IVF cycle, I was instructed to refrain from lifting anything heavy and to avoid stairs as much as possible.  Try this at home?  Sure, no problem.  Do this at work?  That’s another story entirely. My job requires that I do some heavy lifting.  When you make multiple one-hundred-pound batches of

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Don’t Be a Secret Mom: Why It’s Not a Good Idea to Hide Our Status As a Parent at Work

It didn’t strike me as odd until a few years later, after I had a toddler and a baby of my own in tow.  But when I was a relatively new associate at small but established Connecticut firm, I worked with a law student who was there for the summer who actively tried to hide

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Need to Know: Connecticut Law on Workplace Pumping

I was recently asked what an employee’s rights are in the workplace concerning expressing (pumping) breastmilk. This is such an important issue, that it constitutes one of the rare instances in which I am happy to provide “employee-side” guidance on the law as opposed to my usual role in representing management. But then, I also

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