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Readings that enrich, spark discussion, and make Wixii women think.

Busy is a Choice

Is Being Busy a Choice?

This week, after reading I Refuse to be Busy  (excerpt below) in the New York Times, I felt compelled to share the article.  Unlike the author, I like to be busy.  I thrive on managing chaos and bringing order in my life.  However, as a confessed pragmatic optimist, doing things just right or “perfect” isn’t a stumbling […]

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2014.3.14 What's in a name?

Work-Life Mix vs. Work-Life Balance

This week, Sheryl Sanderg teamed up with Condoleezza Rice, Beyoncé, Jennifer Garner, and the Girl Scouts launching a campaign to ban the word “bossy.”  The media has responded with both support and criticism to the campaign, over the concept of banning the use of the word bossy.  We take this as an opportunity to revisit our own distinction in word […]

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Lean In, Recline, Sway

Lean In, Recline, Sway – Be True to Yourself

Last week we shared Recline! Why “Leaning in” is killing us, by Rosa Brooks, which sparked much reaction in our readers.  This week, we wanted to followup with The Recline! Response (Part 1), which provides responses by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang.  The three responses illustrate the width and depth of the issue for women, […]

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Practical Tips for Mixing Two Careers with Kids

Practical Tips for Mixing Two Careers with Kids

Husband and wife, Mark S. Davies and Rachel Laser, teamed up to write a thoughtful and pragmatic article about “balancing” two careers with kids in the mix. They are self-titled “CLIPS” – Career-Loving Involved ParentS: “[b]y ‘career-loving parents,’ we are using a phrase from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In that conveys our dedication to both home and work. […]

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Top 10 Wixii™ Reads of 2013

Top 10 Wixii™ Reads of 2013

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready The Opt-Out Generation Wants Back In Lean In (Book) ‘Leaning in’ too far makes you Wonder Woman, and she’s not real The Retro Wife: Feminists who say they’re having it all—by choosing to stay home Families Ache The Many Myths About Mothers Who ‘Opt Out’ What I Know […]

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Wixii™ Reads (December 10, 2013)

WORKPLACE TRENDS The Top 10 Workplace Trends of 2013 by Dan Schwabel Catch the top 10 Workplace Trends for 2014 including working from home becoming mainstream and women outpacing men at work.  Understanding both the 2013 trends and the 2014 predictions may lead to better opportunities for 2014.  Information is power! Millennials will Rise Up […]

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Wixii Reads (November 26, 2013)

Wixii™ Reads (November 26, 2013)

GREAT EXPECTATIONS MEETS REALITY – YEARS LATER ‘Great Expectations for Female Lawyers’ by Florence Martin-Kessler (Video) “The [young] women’s quotes — optimistic, supremely confident, even arrogant — could have been my own: “I don’t think there are things I can’t do” … “I don’t see any obstacles, so if I don’t get to the top […]

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Wixii Reads (November 12, 2013)

Wixii™ Reads (November 12, 2013)

Millennials: Too Realistic to Have Children? By Nanette Fondas “Millennials’ realistic outlook on work and life explains the current baby bust, with many saying simply “it’s too much” to become a parent in today’s frenzied, digital, global, uncertain world. They want meaningful work, time for social connections and self-care and more than an adulthood defined […]

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