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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.  

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.

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.

11 Tips for Pumping at Work

April 08, 2017

11 Tips for Pumping at Work

From women who have done it.

How My Baking Hobby Makes Me Better at My Job

February 10, 2017

How My Baking Hobby Makes Me Better at My Job

On becoming a better digital product manager, one tri-color Italian rainbow cookie at a time.

5 Women on Being a Boss

January 27, 2017

5 Women on Being a Boss

Making decisions when the buck stops with you.

I Moonlighted as an Actor—Until I Fell in Love With My Day Job

January 20, 2017

I Moonlighted as an Actor—Until I Fell in Love With My Day Job

I followed my passion—and then found a new one where I least expected it.

The Many Faces of Career Crisis

January 20, 2017

The Many Faces of Career Crisis

Tales from women who made it through.

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

November 13, 2016

Let’s Stop Talking About “Luck”

Do you attribute your career breaks to “luck”? Try again.

I Started a New Job 3 Months Pregnant

November 12, 2016

I Started a New Job 3 Months Pregnant

One MM employee on interviewing during her first trimester.

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

October 07, 2016

Business Reporter Linette Lopez on Money, Power, and Making It on Wall Street

“The worst thing a journalist can do is be deferential. I’m not afraid of anybody.”

Get What You Want: 5 Expert Negotiating Tips

September 30, 2016

Get What You Want: 5 Expert Negotiating Tips

From Columbia professor Malia Mason.

5 (More) Truths About Quitting Your Job to Travel the World

December 23, 2015

5 (More) Truths About Quitting Your Job to Travel the World

So you think you want to quit your job to travel? Sounds amazing. But don’t be fooled—it’s not all motorbike…

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