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For many working mothers, the illusion of work-life balance always seems just around the corner—and frustratingly out-of-reach. Whether she is running to a meeting with nagging thoughts about how her daughter’s science test went or resisting the temptation to check e-mail while chaperoning the holiday party, feelings of mediocrity can be overwhelming.  

You are never too old to learn something new! Take classes in your areas of interests, and look to learn from experts who are working in your new field of interest. Your instructors will help you fast-forward your learning and desires, from topics on how to swim to how to start a business.

Inforum Center for Leadership recently released its tenth-anniversary Michigan Women’s Leadership Index, a snapshot of the leadership role of women in Michigan’s top one hundred public companies.

Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, networking is a necessary evil—unless, of course, you work in a cave and are required to stay in said cave and never leave. Most of us in the professional world need to attend lunches, evening soirées, and breakfast events to grow our network and to build mutually beneficial relationships; this is also referred to as business development. It isn’t that hard, right? You just show up, have a couple of drinks, make conversation, and BOOM!, a great relationship is born. Wouldn’t it be great if it was really that easy?

Last week, we explored the growing trend of women's roles in the field of technology. Although stereotypically, women are placed outside of the realm of fields related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the barriers created by gender are coming down, and the tables of women in leadership related to these fields are turning. Click here to read part one of the Women in Technology: Turning the Tables series. 

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