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You're Not the Boss of Me: Successful & Single

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Women are more independent than ever: earning more in the job market, owning their own homes, doing the things they once needed men to do. Careers don't provide companionship, however, and while the numbers of successful women soar so do the numbers of single ones.

On today's show we discuss why so many independent, successful women are single. Are men intimidated? Do career women not know how to leave the job at home? Do successful women need to dumb down their financial assets and play up their physical assets to be more attractive to a man? Do independent women even need a man? Dr. D Ivan Young and special guests help weigh in on the issue.


Jane Mattes, L.C.S.W., a NYC psychotherapist and single mother by choice, founded Single Mothers by Choice (SMC) in 1981 after having her son, Eric, in 1980. In addition to writing the book, Single Mothers by Choice, she has overseen the growth of SMC from the original chapter in NYC to chapters all around the US, and in Canada and Europe.

Alexis Jones is the co-author and publisher of the faith-based book “Super Singles Activate”: a compilation of 47 testimonies to inspire and uplift the single woman. As a public relations professional she's worked with industry leaders such as Beyonce Knowles & Destiny Child's Management Company and national publication Upscale Magazine. Alexis currently serves as an associate producer for KHOU Ch. 11’s Great Day Houston with Deborah Duncan. She's played the role of the single professional woman, and is now preparing for her next role as a wife. 


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