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Sharon Meers

Sharon Meers

Sharon Meers is co-author of Getting to 50/50: How working couples can have it all by sharing it all. A former managing director at Goldman Sachs, she now works in Silicon Valley.

Archive: Sharon Meers

Debunking the 24/7 workday

So many of us define our self-worth by how hard we work, we have trouble disentangling our egos and even asking if there might be a better way. When we've pushed ourselves to be good students, get good jobs and deliver results, it's hard to hear that our more-more-more approach may not be the right one. For many, being asked to examine how we work feels like being asked to be mediocre.

By Sharon Meers | September 10, 2010; 09:28 AM ET | Comments (6)

Leadership's next frontier: Changing how we use our words and bodies

As we try to find a lingua franca both genders can use, new research offers some norm-shifting ideas. Whether you're a man or woman, putting your body in positions that speak power makes you feel good. See yourself as...

By Sharon Meers | August 27, 2010; 08:39 AM ET | Comments (21)

Thick Skin, and more of it

I've huffed and puffed about many things I should have blown off. So I could only nod when I heard this wisdom from an executive recruiter for C-suites and board seats: "Thick skin. That's what more women need."But not just one layer. To get to the top, women likely need three.

By Sharon Meers | August 13, 2010; 08:43 AM ET | Comments (42)

How Joe Biden can help working parents

The next time a politician kisses a baby, let's tell him to hang on to the tyke for the weekend. Working parenthood may not be a reality for CEOs and policy makers, but it's real life for most of us.

By Sharon Meers | July 30, 2010; 05:15 AM ET | Comments (95)

Dismantling the 'maternal wall'

A new study shows that leading women professionals earn less money - and credit - at the office. Here's why we need to talk about it.

By Sharon Meers | July 16, 2010; 11:05 AM ET | Comments (53)

Must women leaders dress like 'vanilla' to succeed?

How polished should a woman look to convey competence? What about open-toed shoes? Ruffles? Bold jewelry? Necklines? The choices - and perils - are boundless.

By Sharon Meers | July 2, 2010; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (25)

 
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