Have you ever found yourself self-sabotaging, whether consciously or unconsciously? Whether it’s by procrastinating, delaying the inevitable, or betraying ourselves by accepting what we don’t want, we, as working women, can unfortunately contribute to self-sabotage.

It wasn’t until I started looking into some of my worst habits that I started…


Have you ever put off an important task until the last minute without understanding why you were even procrastinating this much? Have you been struggling with getting much done, especially when working from home? Are you quick to give in to the temptation to be distracted rather than accomplishing a task?

I know, I’ve been, and sometimes still are, there…And so are countless women, who have been proven to be genetically more prone to procrastination, according to . Apparently, the female sex estrogen appears to play a role in the inter-dependency between gender, more specifically the female gender, and…


Have you ever thought of being successful and then got scared of it all at once? Does the prospect of success fill you with both excitement and dread? Do you look at other successful women wondering what it would feel like to reach your dreams but not quite daring to dream that big?

If you’ve nodded while reading any of the above questions, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, you’re probably joining the ranks of a majority of brilliant, competent, working women who work hard to make it, yet are well…terrified of succeeding. Counter-intuitive much?


Dear Working Mom,

2020 certainly tried it, what with , job losses mostly impacting women, women-owned small businesses in peril, and a global health and race crisis wreaking havoc on the planet…You’ve had to put your goals aside, focusing instead on keeping your family safe, homeschooling your kids, and creating a decent…


2020 has been the year of lessons for small businesses worldwide. Women-owned small businesses in particular, have been especially impacted. From the challenge of work-life balance arising from household and childcare responsibilities being shifted to women, to navigating current times and challenges to adapt their business model to the new economy, many women small business owners have been struggling to say the least.

Despite advances made by and for women business leaders, including the promoting female entrepreneurs and the nearly 13 millions women-owned employing 9.4 millions individuals and earning $1.3 trillion in revenue, there is still a lot of progress to be made. …


2020 was a lot of things, but one sure thing it was, was a year of lessons. From the global angst of an uncontrollable pandemic to the anxious frustration of quarantine, not to mention the aggravated stress of an ever-looming financial and economic pit and the stinging heartache of hundreds of thousands of lives taken away, lessons, hard, heart-wrenching, implacable lessons, were everywhere. These are timeless lessons that will undoubtedly forever stay with us, especially as working women and moms…

While , more women have been affected by the pandemic than men. On the work front, women constitute 70% of the health workforce, thus being more prone to infection. On the home front, from the increase in domestic violence…


Knowledge without wisdom is like water in sand.” — African Proverb

Too often, especially as working women victims of the proverbial “glass ceiling” in corporations or other obstacles to career advancement, we may look to tirelessly improve our knowledge and the structures we’re part of in search of greater equity and fairer opportunity. However, one of the places we sometimes fail…


Dear Working Mom,

Remember that time, a long while back, maybe so far back that you may not even remember, when you promised yourself never to lose yourself? Never to lose that spark, that creativity, that spunk, that pep in your step, no matter what?

It’s been a while and life certainly has…


Did you experience a crisis that forced you to re-define your entire career? Maybe it was a personal tragedy that rocked you to the core, a wrenching loss, or even a long-awaited change that shuffled the cards of your life and work…Whatever it was, it created a more or less urgent need for you to re-define what work means to you, what your own definition of professional success is, and what goals and plans you have in your future.

For me, crisis has always been a blessing in disguise, especially as related to my career. It’s after defining moments in my life, from giving birth to my children, to facing personal challenges and harsh opposition at work, that I had the opportunity to re-think what work truly means to…


During any regular time, starting and maintaining a small business is a challenge. From developing a viable business plan, to raising capital and managing revenue and expenses, it’s no small feat. As a matter of fact, 15% of small businesses fail in their first year, while 40% do not make it past the fifth year. These statistics are even worse for women-owned small businesses, especially during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic where they find themselves disproportionately impacted, as reported by a recent . The survey reveals a 13-point decrease in female business owners’ overall ranking of their business health, as compared to a mere 5% decline for male-owned small businesses. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to work with and learn from a number of women-owned small businesses, especially in times of economic crisis like the one we’re currently facing.

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