How do you do it?

Not enough time. According to a market research study conducted by one of the 800-pound gorillas of the Internet, Yahoo, the Number One issue among women today–be they single, divorced, kids or no kids–is that they don't have enough time.

As a single working woman–let alone a single working mom–you’re already doing all the work for an entire household. If your income isn’t where you’d like it to be, you may not be inclined to invest in paying to have everything done.

But even if you have a great job and/or a lot of child support, you still need to network professionally. Because of course there are no loyalties in the workplace today. You never know when the next outbreak of outplacements may call your number up, regardless of how many years of excellent performance you’ve delivered. And if you happen to be and perhaps especially if you're self-employed, everything goes double–and if you’re single on top of that, you definitely want to make time for a social life.

So what do we do? We wing it. We prioritize on the run. We leave things out. When it gets bad or you’re sick, sometimes we just plain forget things. If you find yourself swimming upstream, you won’t be sorry if you invest a couple of minutes to read our newsletter. In each issue, we feature the useful tips and tricks of one of our founding members, Chris King. We are lucky Chris agreed to let us syndicate her newsletter, Random Tips and Productive Resources. Check out her website, www.creativekeys.net.

And you will find some extremely valuable tips in our interviews on the SWWAN Dive, our Internet radio show where we invite people to share their wisdom and expertise on a multitude of topics.

I promise, these are a couple of things you’ll be glad you found time to do.

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Fun at Single Working Women's Week in Cleveland


Smiling faces at Famicos Notre Dame Apts–just before Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner shared her straight-from-life story about helping a loved one through a very difficult time of single motherhood. Secretary Brunner spoke, too, about her commitment to making Ohio a better place to live for more of its citizens–she will start by measuring the social health index of the state. More later about the Secretary’s four goals.

Thank you to all who joined us to make the first annual Cleveland celebration of our official holiday a memorable occasion! Special thanks to Chris King of Creative Keys and Tina Hamrick, NAWBO Cleveland president-elect and partner in SJKBeringer Group…and especially to Secretary Brunner. Your commitment to our event and the wonderful citation you presented to SWWAN will help fuel our efforts over the year to come.

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