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Although men still take home bigger paychecks in the vast majority of marriages, one in four couples today defies the status quo, as wives increasingly begin to assume the title of household breadwinner. And some couples have completely reversed traditional norms, with women taking on the role of not just primary, but sole breadwinners. Ann

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In 1922, master retailer and pioneering advertiser John Wanamaker rattled off an observation that dominated marketing for much of the 20th century. “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted,” he said. “The trouble is I don’t know which half.” If he were still around, Wanamaker would be astounded with the marketing insights made

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Monique Scott-Spaulding spent two full years researching before she decided what kind of business she wanted to run. Her venture, which she launched in 1998 while still in her 20s, needed to check all of the boxes. Could she scale it up quickly? How long would it be before she saw returns? Spaulding, who was

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In this inaugural video for The Network, leadership keynote speaker and executive coach Dima Ghawi shares secrets for overcoming a fear of public speaking. She shares her own experience of once being so terrified of giving a keynote speech that she prayed her taxi would be involved in an accident so she would have an

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In early March, ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager Gloria Moncada was elected chairwoman of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association. In announcing her new role, the organization marked the occasion as an important milestone, noting that she is the first female chairwoman in the organization’s 97-year history. It’s a reminder that the number of

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Sponsored by The Shobe Financial Group Take care of the family … keep up with work opportunities … maintain the household … set the family schedule. Don’t forget the class party for Johnny, and what time is mom’s doctor’s appointment? Remember to get a gift for the birthday party Friday—oh and get that proposal out […]

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I run … a good bit. As a result, I’m a little thinner than Mamee would like. “You’ll never get rich!” she says, which is what 91-year-old Cajun grandmothers say to people who they believe live a life that is too fast. Too fast. This is something I hear a lot. You probably do too.

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With a goal in mind of organically expanding her customer base, Meredith Waguespack—owner of the nine-year-old lifestyle T-shirt brand Sweet Baton Rouge—has tapped into a new market: local women who like to work out. It’s a growing clientele she’s been forging since the February launch of her Don’t Stop, Just Geaux apparel brand and workout

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In an effort to retain high-performing women they might otherwise lose to caregiving responsibilities, some Baton Rouge companies offer ‘flex’ work opportunities, measuring their success by results rather than the time employees spend in the office. The move reflects a broader private-sector push for greater work-life balance. Destigmatizing flex schedules can spare female professionals from

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Did you know that 70% of baby boomer wives are expected to outlive their husbands (Reuters, January 2012)? About 40% of wives out earn their husbands (Bureau of Labor Statistics, November 2017). And by 2030, women will likely control about two-thirds of U.S. wealth (The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. 2006). Yet on a seven-point scale,

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While some women may choose to hit the brake pedal on their careers after having children, Natalie Noel is not one of them. This mom of two and former college basketball player worked in New York and Washington, D.C. before starting her own firm, Tech Advocate Group, in Baton Rouge in 2012. Since then, she’s

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