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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.

Nina Lorez Collins and Stephanie Staal Ask Each Other Often: ‘What Am I Doing with My Life?’

July 05, 2018

Nina Lorez Collins and Stephanie Staal Ask Each Other Often: ‘What Am I Doing with My Life?’

What would you do if you weren’t afraid of total reinvention? Nina Lorez Collins and Stephanie Staal would know: They’ve got six successful careers between them, the latest of which is running The Woolfer, a website and newsletter for women over 40.

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.

Strategy Consultant Tara Abrahams on Shifting Paths and Battling Perfectionism

June 28, 2018

Strategy Consultant Tara Abrahams on Shifting Paths and Battling Perfectionism

The global strategist for Girls Who Code on her “ideal day,” overcoming nerves, and fighting against perfectionism.

6 “Desk Sweaters” to Combat Aggressive Office AC

June 28, 2018

6 “Desk Sweaters” to Combat Aggressive Office AC

Because summer is the coldest season.

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.

How to Wear MM.LaFleur with Denim: It Can Be Done!

June 21, 2018

How to Wear MM.LaFleur with Denim: It Can Be Done!

Level up your casual work wardrobe by pairing elevated pieces with denim.

46 Minutes with Time-Management Expert Laura Vanderkam

June 21, 2018

46 Minutes with Time-Management Expert Laura Vanderkam

Author and time-management expert Laura Vanderkam talks Facebook breaks, misplaced guilt, and why she tracks her hours every day.

On Separates, Strategic Volume, and Keeping an Open Mind: A Guide to Petite Dressing

June 15, 2018

On Separates, Strategic Volume, and Keeping an Open Mind: A Guide to Petite Dressing

Petite dressing doesn’t have to be limiting or restrictive, if you observe these three core guidelines.

France’s Literary Star, Leïla Slimani, on Writing a “Very Bad and Very Boring” First Novel

June 14, 2018

France’s Literary Star, Leïla Slimani, on Writing a “Very Bad and Very Boring” First Novel

The French-Moroccan author on the myths of motherhood, her obsession with taboo subjects, and being “born under a good star.”

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Capsule Wardrobe for College Grads

June 08, 2018

5 Pieces, 8 Outfits: A Capsule Wardrobe for College Grads

A guide to dressing for “the real world.”

Graduate Your Closet: 6 Staples to Take Your Work Wardrobe to the Next Level

June 08, 2018

Graduate Your Closet: 6 Staples to Take Your Work Wardrobe to the Next Level

Elevate your wardrobe with these timeless staples.

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.

“Crowdsourceress” Alex Daly on Getting Funded, Burning Out, and Setting Boundaries

June 01, 2018

“Crowdsourceress” Alex Daly on Getting Funded, Burning Out, and Setting Boundaries

Crowdfunding wizard Alex Daly started her own company and then almost gave it up. Here’s how she overhauled her work habits instead.

Coping with Trauma at Work: A #MeToo Story

June 01, 2018

Coping with Trauma at Work: A #MeToo Story

An MM team member on how her work helped her reframe her outlook on a pending sexual assault case at her university.

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.

Author Curtis Sittenfeld: “My Writing Identity Is Different From Who I Am in the Rest of My Life”

May 24, 2018

Author Curtis Sittenfeld: “My Writing Identity Is Different From Who I Am in the Rest of My Life”

Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld talks writing rituals, the role of good luck, and the inspirational powers of Miley Cyrus.

Overcoming Casual Creep: Upgrading My Work Wardrobe Without Losing Myself

May 24, 2018

Overcoming Casual Creep: Upgrading My Work Wardrobe Without Losing Myself

In which our content director learns how to up her workwear game—without sacrificing comfort.

A Certain Ease Stories

May 18, 2018

A Certain Ease Stories

In this season’s narrative, our fictional friends navigate the ups and downs of professional life—all while looking fabulous in their MM.

The Faux Jumpsuit: How to Mix, Match, and Dress Up Our Printed Separates

May 18, 2018

The Faux Jumpsuit: How to Mix, Match, and Dress Up Our Printed Separates

Mix and match our summer-ready separates for four jumpsuit-esque outfits.

The Case for Culottes: Why a Wide-Leg Pant Should Be Part of Every Woman’s Wardrobe

May 18, 2018

The Case for Culottes: Why a Wide-Leg Pant Should Be Part of Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Why culottes are “perennial pants.”

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