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What’s In a Compassionate Workplace?

September 28, 2018

What’s In a Compassionate Workplace?

An office culture that encourages kindness doesn’t just happen—you need to take a few crucial steps.

The Power of “Loose” Connections

September 07, 2018

The Power of “Loose” Connections

Turns out, the best career opportunities often come from people you don’t know that well at all.

How 6 Professional Women Set Social Media Boundaries

August 17, 2018

How 6 Professional Women Set Social Media Boundaries

Social media can be a way to enhance our lives, or a major time suck. Here’s how six professional women navigate it.

6 Professional Women on Their Working Relationship with Social Media

July 06, 2018

6 Professional Women on Their Working Relationship with Social Media

To post, or not to post? We asked successful women about their relationship with social media at work.

Caroline Hofmann, COO of Republic, on Being a Working Mom in Tech and Why We Need More Female VCs

July 06, 2018

Caroline Hofmann, COO of Republic, on Being a Working Mom in Tech and Why We Need More Female VCs

Caroline Hofmann talks personal style, work/life balance, and getting more women to invest in startups.

A Criminal Defense Attorney on Work, Style, and Bringing More Women Into the Field

June 28, 2018

A Criminal Defense Attorney on Work, Style, and Bringing More Women Into the Field

Criminal defense attorney Lindsay Lewis on how she discovered her calling, what makes for a great attorney, and bringing more women into the field.

6 Women on the Biggest Career Mistakes They’ve Made—and How They Survived

June 21, 2018

6 Women on the Biggest Career Mistakes They’ve Made—and How They Survived

These women suffered major setbacks—but also turned them into valuable lessons.

RealWorldPlayBook Founder Genevieve Ryan on What to Expect From the Class of 2018

June 08, 2018

RealWorldPlayBook Founder Genevieve Ryan on What to Expect From the Class of 2018

The business owner talks to us about the unique challenges that face college graduates.

11 Women on the Worst Career Advice They Ever Received

May 31, 2018

11 Women on the Worst Career Advice They Ever Received

Not all career advice is created equal. Here are 11 “helpful” tips that were best ignored.

9 Tips for Effective Public Speaking (from Finding Your Resonators to Re-learning How to Sit)

April 05, 2018

9 Tips for Effective Public Speaking (from Finding Your Resonators to Re-learning How to Sit)

I spent an hour with professional public speaking coaches, learning how to sound more confident at work.

7 Women Get Real About Work/Life Balance

February 08, 2018

7 Women Get Real About Work/Life Balance

7 women weigh in on the ever-elusive goal of work/life balance.

Professional Women on What to Expect When You Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant

January 27, 2018

Professional Women on What to Expect When You Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant

Announcing that you’re expecting can feel downright awkward. How can we change that?

What Virginia Woolf Taught Me About Managing Emotions at Work

November 17, 2017

What Virginia Woolf Taught Me About Managing Emotions at Work

Or, what emotional labor at work and Virginia Woolf have in common.

Student Maid Founder Kristen Hadeed Isn’t Afraid of Mistakes

November 05, 2017

Student Maid Founder Kristen Hadeed Isn’t Afraid of Mistakes

Founder and entrepreneur Kristen Hadeed shares her thoughts on leadership, managing millennials, and staying true to yourself at work.  

When Will I Find My Purpose? For Each Generation, the Answer Is Different

November 01, 2017

When Will I Find My Purpose? For Each Generation, the Answer Is Different

Millennials want to find their calling now, now, now. For Gen X-ers and Boomers, it’s sometimes a different story.

7 Lessons I Learned While Building a Fashion Company

October 19, 2017

7 Lessons I Learned While Building a Fashion Company

Our CEO, Sarah, reflects on her personal journey since founding MM.LaFleur.

16 Tips for Work Travel, From a Globetrotting Expert

September 14, 2017

16 Tips for Work Travel, From a Globetrotting Expert

How to handle work trips with style (and sanity).

6 Women on Work and Motherhood

September 08, 2017

6 Women on Work and Motherhood

Candid conversations about the challenges and rewards of parenting while pursuing careers.

The Morning Routines of Remarkable Women

August 10, 2017

The Morning Routines of Remarkable Women

Five women share their secret to productivity: a structured, consistent morning routine.

Ditch Your To-do List, and Try a To-done List

June 30, 2017

Ditch Your To-do List, and Try a To-done List

What did you do this week? Try a more positive approach.

How to Ask for That Raise (And Get Past What’s Holding You Back)

June 16, 2017

How to Ask for That Raise (And Get Past What’s Holding You Back)

Alex Dickinson, the founder of Ask For It, walks us through her top five strategies for getting a raise.

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