"You're Fired!" In our recent SheByShe survey, All About Bosses, 39 percent of participating women said they would replace their boss if they could. While the majority of women, 58 percent love or like their boss, 26 percent hate or dislike their boss, and 16 percent are ambivalent. How do you feel about your boss? Click through the colorful slide show and see what women from across American think.
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We just finished our "All About Bosses" survey and we were surprised at the results. Read below for more from the survey results, and go here to click through the colorful slideshow.
In our recent SheByShe survey, "All About Bosses" we found that 29 percent of responding women have suffered through a nightmare boss at least once in their careers. We asked these women to tell us their stories and here's what we learned. Click through the slide show below for true stories of nightmare bosses.
We were delighted when Rachel Leavy emailed this guest blog post about her experience as an entrepreneur. Rachel owns a dog training company, and lives with her dog, Maria. She writes for various blogs and has recently started her own with a colleague called Rochester Night and Day, where they explore Rochester and talk about feminism.
In this post, SheByShe guest blogger Kathy Knopoff shares her top five tips for being the very best boss you can be. Kathleen Knopoff is currently a Managing Partner with the HP Envision Practice, inviting clients to experience the Art of the Possible. She has been an executive at Sun Microsystems, Research In Motion (Blackberry), Optality (a personal intelligence startup), and Bon Appetite. She also experienced the pleasure of being a faculty member at California State University at Hayward where she traded stories of managerial excess with Masters students. Her academics include undergraduate study at UC Berkeley (go Bears!) and doctoral work at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Beat Cal!).
Women from across America rallied to participate in the recent SheByShe "Pets" survey, and, when it was all said and done, with over 1000 participants, this was one of our largest surveys ever. On the topic of pets as family members, SheByShe participants were nearly unanimous with 99 percent saying their pet is a member of the family and 85 percent saying their pet is their pet friend. To read all the results, click through the colorful slide show below.
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Samantha Mellen is the SheByShe Health and Fitness correspondent. Samantha has an undergraduate degree in Health and is a certified Personal Trainer. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska with her two young boys and husband. In the post below, Samantha shares her love for the family dog, Bubba, and speaks to the health benefits of pet ownership.
In a recent survey, SheByShe asked women to tell us about their relationships with their pets. It may not be a surprise that 99 percent of the participating women said they consider their pet a member of the family, and 85 percent said their pet is their best friend.
We asked these women to tell us why, and here are some of their comments:
In a recent SheByShe survey we queried over 1000 women about their pet-related opinions. We learned that women love their pets! Eighty-five percent of the participating women said their pet is their best friend. We asked women to cite their preference of dog versus cat, and to tell us why they had that preference.
SheByShe recently polled woman across America to explore diet and nutrition, including issues such as our food supply, use of pesticides, eating organic, farm-to-table foods, and shopping at farmer's markets. The results may surprise you. Eighty percent of the participating women expressed deep concern about the safety of our food supply, including the use of pesticides and genetically modified foods. Although women expressed preference for eating organic, locally-sourced foods, they remain frustrated with the cost and limited availability. Click through the slideshow below for all the findings.
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In our recent SheByShe diet and nutrition study, we asked participating women to think about the popular adage, “You are what you eat.” If that’s true, we asked them to tell us what most accurately describes them. Here are some of our favorite responses.
SheByShe is humbled to bring our readers this insightful post by Jen McDonald of Sydney, Australia. Jen talks about her current battle against breast cancer and shares her personal insights and advice about diet and nutrition. A must read by all!
SheByShe is delighted to welcome guest blogger Suzanne Wind. This is the second in a series of three blog posts submitted by Suzanne who is also the author of The SMART Playbook: Game-changing life skills for a modern world. Suzanne lives in Connecticut with her husband and three kids. Before kids, Suzanne was an international marketing executive in New York City. With a multi-cultural background, she was raised in more than six countries with four languages. Her career and living overseas taught her the importance of knowing and using the common language of manners and social skills to be your best. Today Suzanne is a mom with a mission, inspired to communicate social skills in a modern world to a new generation. Connect with Suzanne on twitter at @Suzanne_wind.
Samantha Mellen is the SheByShe Health and Fitness correspondent. This post is republished from her blog, http://thejoyfulrace.wordpress.com/. Read Samantha's candid thoughts on being a personal trainer.
I am a part time personal trainer and I absolutely love my job. I truly feel so blessed that I get to help people reach their goals and feel better about themselves. It makes me so happy that I am in a position to brighten someone’s life and help them feel better after a workout. I am constantly inspired by the work my clients put it and it is such a JOY to help people!
SheByShe recently asked women to share their opinions about parenting today and to compare challenges today to those that their parents faced. At issue is whether or not advances in technology and recent U.S. education reforms make it easier to be a parent today versus how it was for the previous generation. Do parents today have it easier than their parents? According to the participating women, the answer is a resounding “no” as 74 percent find parenting more challenging today. These women helped us identify the Top 10 Parenting Challenges. Click through the colorful slideshow below to read more.
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How can you assess your child's self-esteem? What's normal and when should you worry?This blog post is shared by Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW, our SheByShe marriage and parenting expert. You can find more from Julie here.
There’s no doubt in most women’s minds: being a parent today is extremely challenging. One of the key factors is the current state of the U.S. education system.
In a recent SheByShe Parenting study, 71 percent of the participating women said that they feel the current U.S. education system makes it harder to be a parent today. These women shared a variety of reasons supporting this belief, many of which are shared below.
Today, there are abundant entertainment options for children. Traditional toys, games, make-believe and television are augmented with sophisticated game consoles, tablets, laptops, electronic learning devices and smartphones.
Are mothers rejoicing? Not at all.
An overwhelming 81 percent of women participating in a recent SheByShe parenting study say the entertainment industry makes it more challenging to be a parent today. One woman said, “There are far more avenues I have to monitor to guard against what my kids are being exposed to. When I was growing up, there were no smartphones, tablets, Internet, etc. I dread the day my daughter (4) will ask for a cell phone. It’s a day that I worry about.”
A recent SheByShe parenting survey revealed women believe it is much more challenging to be a mother today than when they were raised. Finding time to be a good parent, protecting children from a dangerous world and an over-saturated, salacious entertainment industry are some of the top challenges for mothers today. Still, women continue to celebrate the joys of motherhood.
Mothers today bask in small, everyday accomplishments and simple smiles from their children, as well as the heartwarming glory of seeing children successfully step into the world of adults.
Here are real women’s words about the blessedness of being a mom.