Kristin Maschka

103 Added | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 18 Followers | @kmaschka | I write, coach and consult on leading change & remodeling gender work and family. Author Remodeling Motherhood. Love chocolate, sleep and yoga.

If You Want Female Employees To Be Creative, Don’t Make Them Compete At Work

A competitive workplace isn’t always a creative one–especially when women are involved.<p>Women tend to work well in teams, but don’t try pitting those teams against each other. It probably won’t end well.<p>That’s the message from a recent study out of Washington University in St. Louis, which found …

6 Women In Tech Share Their Defining Career Moments

The moments in the careers of women at Airbnb, Pinterest, Facebook, and more that changed everything.<p>What we see of others’ lives are highlight reels.<p>From a distance, the road to working for a headline-making tech company looks smooth and simple: Start at the bottom, work hard, make the right …

San Francisco

The 16 Countries Where Women Are Faring Equal To Or Better Than Men

In most countries, men have higher well-being than women. But not in all. And that’s at least some progress.<p>When you compare the overall development and well-being of men versus women, men are clearly better off in most societies across the globe. But there are exceptions–countries where women are …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100% Qualified

You’ve probably heard the following statistic: Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.<p>The finding comes from a Hewlett Packard internal report, and has been quoted in <i>Lean In</i>, <i>The Confidence Code</i> and dozens of articles. It’s …

The Lawyer's Magazine

House Republicans have released an anticipated memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI in its investigation of Russian influence in President …

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of the recently released book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup.</i><p>I used to think corporate …

Women's Lack Of Confidence Doesn't Cause Inequality. Sexism Does.

We were about due for a "lean-in," "can-women-have-it-all" level treatise on workplace equality -- and boy did we get it.<p>The May edition of The Atlantic features a lengthy article by two well-known journalists suggesting we may be able to attribute gender inequality to women's crises of confidence. …

Feminism

The Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.<p><b>F</b>or years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would …

'How my husband and I finally achieved equality at home'

Despite their best intentions to share the domestic workload equally, Brigid Schulte ended up with the lion's share – while her husband, Tom, acted like the Lion King. It took outside help to redress the balance<p>Once, when my husband was working as a journalist in Afghanistan for a month, he emailed …

After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research …

Study finds executive women are just as, if not more, ambitious than men

In the debate over why more women don't reach the corner office, fingers have long pointed to many culprits.<p>Companies don't offer enough work-life balance or family-friendly policies, prompting women to take time off that derails their careers. Women don't negotiate enough for the promotions they …

What Does Prejudice Reveal About What It Means to be Human?

The questions raised by racism and xenophobia go straight to the heart of what it means to be human, for they involve <i>de</i>humanization. Prejudice means …

The Paradox Of Doing More

How to truly get the most out of your time.<p>“To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.”― Henri Bergson<p>Between trying to survive, lead, and create with multiple simultaneous projects, it’s been a busy year. I am often asked how I manage to keep …

Consciousness

The Real Reason Why Women Are Leaving Wall Street

“Wall Street is a specific culture. It is a specific culture of men.”<p>REUTERS<p>In my first job on Wall Street in 1982, I shared an office with the assistant to the top auto industry analyst, Maryann Keller. Our workspace was across the hall from hers, and I could watch and hear her through the glass. …

Be Yourself, but Carefully

<i>To evaluate when—and when not—to share, take this interactive assessment.</i><p>“Authenticity” is the new buzzword among leaders today. We’re told to bring our full selves to the office, to engage in frank conversations, and to tell personal stories as a way of gaining our colleagues’ trust and improving …

Urban planning for women: Let’s all move to Vienna.

Writing for <i>Atlantic Cities,</i> Clare Foran takes a fascinating look at how Vienna, Austria redesigned its city to accommodate women. In 1999, city …

First Step to Fixing Gender Bias in Business School: Admit the Problem

Lessons from Harvard Business School's recent attempts at transformation<p>The institution that brought us the business-school case study, Harvard Business School, was itself the subject of a front-page case study in <i>The New York Times</i> earlier this month. The case study is not about a pricing strategy, …

Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

Photography: Courtesy of Janus van den Eijnden.<p>Artwork: Janet Echelman, 1.26 Sculpture Project at the Amsterdam Light Festival, December 7, 2012–January 20, 2013, Spectra Fiber, high-tenacity polyester fiber, and lighting, 230′ x 63′ x 30′, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>Many CEOs who make …

A Definitive Guide To Making Better (And Better Informed) Decisions

Eggs or fruit for breakfast? Sell or stay independent? Pants or no pants? Decisions, decisions: They’re everywhere. Worry not, this guide’s here to help.<p>All day, every day, we are faced with an onslaught of decisions both small and large. It’s hard work. Naturally, we often seek help to quell the …

Will Power

Don't lean in -- kick back!

(MoneyWatch) Americans are famous for working longer days, weeks and years than people in most other nations. Already given less vacation, we don't …

Could Simple Things Like Stretching, Smiling, And Sitting Up Actually Make You Work Better?

Yes, says science.<p>If you’re reading this while slumped over your smartphone or hunched in front of your laptop, chances are that you’ll be less assertive with the next task you have to tackle.<p>Why? Because, as a growing body of research is finding, the way you hold your body shapes the way your mood …

Psychology

Ambitious Women Face More Obstacles than Just Work-Life Balance

For the past year and change, the American conversation about women and leadership has revolved around challenges of work-life balance — which most of the time actually means “work-family balance.”<p>The women we’re hearing from — Anne-Marie Slaughter, Sheryl Sandberg, and the rest — aren’t jetting …

Why Successful People Leave Work Early

Try this for a day: don't answer every phone call. Stop checking your email every two minutes. And leave work early. You'll be astounded at how much more you'll get done.<p>According to a study published in the Psychological Review conducted by Dr. K. Anders Ericcson, the key to great success is …

Success

Brené Brown On Why Courage, Vulnerability And Authenticity Have To Be Practiced (PHOTOS)

Dr. Brené Brown on vulnerability, authenticity and being her own guinea pig. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine.<p><i>Interviewer: Chantal Pierrat</i><p><b>Chantal Pierrat: Does community help with the work of vulnerability? Does it help us to become more vulnerable?</b><p>Brené Brown: I can’t even think of …

See Google Maps Reimagined As Stunning Persian Rugs

Drawing from the symmetrical patterns of traditional Persian carpets, Dublin-based artist David Thomas Smith’s Anthropocene series reimagines landscapes from Google Maps. Each image is a digital “rug” fashioned from thousands of satellite aerial views. Among them are photographs of the Beijing …