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CFW SURVEY: ‘I Care’ and the Other Reasons You Do ‘Office Housework’

stock 853Editing a colleague’s report, taking meeting notes, refilling the printer paper tray—the non-job-description stuff you do at work to help someone, your team or the company at large has a name. “Office housework”—and as at home, the bulk of it falls to women, who mostly do it to little acknowledgment, let alone acclaim, reported Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in a recent New York Times article. What’s more, they say, it’s another example of gender bias: Men are praised and rewarded if they pitch in, while women are penalized for not helping.

But is office housework that widespread a burden and do women do it because we have to? We asked our readers and a whopping 2,218 of you responded. You have strong feelings about the topic, ranging from resentment to bemusement. Here’s what you said: Read More

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Get to Know 2014 Be the Change Winner Deborah Hughes in the Boston Globe

Photo Credit: DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF

Photo Credit: DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF

 

Deborah Hughes was honored with the 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women Be the Change Award for her world-changing work with homeless women and their families.

Learn more about Deborah, her work, and the lives she touches in this wonderful Boston Globe profile published January 12, 2015.

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Tory Burch at the 2014 MA Conference for Women

“If women support women – which is a necessity – we can make change.”
—Designer and philanthropist Tory Burch, in conversation with Anne Finucane on the main stage at the 2014 Massachusetts Conference for Women

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Special Podcast: Successful Networking (at the Conference and Beyond!) with Laura Schwartz

Schwartz, Laura“Our jobs are nine to five, but our careers are 24/7.”

Laura Schwartz, a former director of events at the White House and author of Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, shares stories and useful tips for anyone preparing to attend the Conference—or any social event, for that matter. Listen to the 30-minute session (or read the transcript) below.  Read More

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MA Conference for Women 10th Anniversary Video

It’s our 10th anniversary! Watch this video we’ve put together to celebrate.

The Massachusetts Conference for Women provides connection, motivation, networking, inspiration and skill building for thousands of women each year. In ten years, the Conference has connected and empowered tens of thousands of women.

Thank you for being a part of it!

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Lupita Nyong’o’s 7 Tools for Fearlessly Following Your Dreams

Lupita Nyong'o at the 2014 Conference for Women

Photo by Diane McCormick

In June of 2014, the Massachusetts Conference for Women announced a highly anticipated keynote speaker for the upcoming December conference: Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, best known for her breakout role in the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave. Six months later, I can tell you that her inspiring and insightful message was well worth the wait.

During her keynote, Nyong’o explored the opposing sides of her success: fear of failure as she reached for her dreams and new challenges that came with her amazing success. After sharing her own story of fear, confusion and self-discovery, Nyong’o offered her more than 10,000 listeners a list of seven “tools” derived from her own experience and learning: Read More

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