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Lawyer Julie Fink on Winning a Supreme Court Case and Defending Gay Marriage

Lawyer Julie Fink on Winning a Supreme Court Case and Defending Gay Marriage

Part of the legal team that won federal recognition for gay marriage, Julie Fink and her law partner have now started their own firm.

Sarah LaFleur on Sexual Harassment and Building a Generational Bridge

Sarah LaFleur on Sexual Harassment and Building a Generational Bridge

Our Co-founder and CEO shares her #MeToo story—and expresses hope for a more equal and accountable future.

When All That Glitters Is <em>Not</em> Gold: Parenting Writer Magda Pecsenye on Dealing With Holiday Pressure

When All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Parenting Writer Magda Pecsenye on Dealing With Holiday Pressure

Parenting writer Magda Pecsenye on holiday pressure, creating your own traditions, and learning how to let go of an idealized vision of the holidays.

In Praise of the (Grown-up) Security Blanket

In Praise of the (Grown-up) Security Blanket

A great outfit isn’t the only thing that can give you comfort. We polled a few team members on the items they turn to when they need a boost.

A Lawyer of Many Talents: Lara Bazelon Talks Family, Justice, and Ambition

A Lawyer of Many Talents: Lara Bazelon Talks Family, Justice, and Ambition

The respected litigator (and soon-to-be book author) on career, divorce, and the challenges of being a female in the courtroom.

Psychologist Ayelet Fishbach Wants Us to Make Smarter Decisions—And Have More Fun

Psychologist Ayelet Fishbach Wants Us to Make Smarter Decisions—And Have More Fun

Business school professor Ayelet Fishbach talks temptation, intuition, and psychological tricks to live by.

A Semi-Earnest Gift Guide for the Unsung Heroes in Your Life

A Semi-Earnest Gift Guide for the Unsung Heroes in Your Life

Inspiration for a few people who might not otherwise make it on to your list.

MM.LaFleur’s Guide to Chicago

MM.LaFleur’s Guide to Chicago

8 spots we love in our new home city.

Tasha Eurich Has News for You: You’re Not as Self-Aware as You Think

Tasha Eurich Has News for You: You’re Not as Self-Aware as You Think

The organizational psychologist and author explains how to improve a skill that (irony alert) you may not even be aware you lack.

Yondi Morris on Starting Her Own Law Firm and Being the Only Black Woman in the Room

Yondi Morris on Starting Her Own Law Firm and Being the Only Black Woman in the Room

Lawyer Yondi Morris on mentors, fortuitous elevator rides, and how it feels to be a minority in a room full of white men.

What Virginia Woolf Taught Me About Managing Emotions at Work

What Virginia Woolf Taught Me About Managing Emotions at Work

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

Give the Gift of a Great Outfit With Bottomless Closet

Give the Gift of a Great Outfit With Bottomless Closet

We’re partnering with Bottomless Closet to help women build their professional wardrobes.

Where to Wear Our Holiday Collection This Year

Where to Wear Our Holiday Collection This Year

We’ve got party outfits for any occasion…and we do mean “any.”

Ana Homayoun Wants You to ‘Take a <em>B’</em>

Ana Homayoun Wants You to ‘Take a B’

The author and entrepreneur talks perfectionism and preventing burnout.

On Bringing Gratitude to Work

On Bringing Gratitude to Work

The workday is one of the hardest places to practice gratitude. And that’s what also makes it one of the most important.

Nonprofit CEO Torrie Dunlap on Inclusion, Service, and Finding a Cause That Speaks to You

Nonprofit CEO Torrie Dunlap on Inclusion, Service, and Finding a Cause That Speaks to You

We talked with the nonprofit CEO about her work with kids, how she discovered her purpose, and how to incorporate service into our busy lives.

MM Gives Back: Advancing Women in the Workplace and Beyond

MM Gives Back: Advancing Women in the Workplace and Beyond

We’ve been honored to contribute to these impressive charitable organizations—and as we near the end of the year, we wanted to highlight the incredible work they’re doing.

Student Maid Founder Kristen Hadeed Isn’t Afraid of Mistakes

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

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.

How We Transformed One Woman’s Work Wardrobe in Bryant Park

How We Transformed One Woman’s Work Wardrobe in Bryant Park

Carly is a 29-year-old marketing director in need of a wardrobe upgrade. Bryant Park showroom stylist Nyjerah is here to help.

Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Explains Why Fashion Is Like Armor

Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Explains Why Fashion Is Like Armor

Journalist Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on dressing better than you feel.

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