Several years ago, my husband started talking about podcasts. Every time he would mention a "great podcast" he'd subscribed to, I would roll my eyes and ignore him. The concept of people just talking into a microphone really didn't seem that exciting to me. And then... "Serial" came along. I could never resist a good murder … Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Second Life
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a conference for high school girls. The idea was to bring these girls together and help them to start developing their leadership skills through exercises designed to build up their confidence, explore their visions for the future and set concrete goals for themselves. As you can imagine, … Continue reading The Way You Speak to Yourself Matters
Every year in April, we commemorate Equal Pay Day. It's a day to raise awareness about the persistent wage gap between men and women. Study after study has shown that women earn less than their male counterparts for the same work, even when controlling for factors such as education, experience, and skill set. Some estimates … Continue reading Ask and You Shall Receive? Maybe Not.
When my husband and I had our son, we had a pretty heated debate over whether we preferred for him to learn a foreign language or learn to code. Looking back, the argument feels silly. It's not a zero sum game - he can learn both! And, at the end of the day, isn't coding … Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Reshma Saujani
Women often refer to the glass ceiling when discussing their potential for advancement at work. But, we often fail to talk about another enormous roadblock women face - the maternal wall. If you are pregnant - or even thinking about becoming pregnant - you may be hurting your chances of success at work. I've talked … Continue reading This One Thing May Be Holding You Back at Work
Mentors are some of the most important people to your career advancement. Usually more experienced than you, they can offer you guidance, support, advice and strategic direction. They can act as a sounding board for your ideas, hold you accountable, and give you critical feedback. In short, your mentor is your trusted advisor. But, mentor/mentee … Continue reading If You’re Not Asking Your Mentor These Questions, You’re Wasting Your Time
When I was in college, I visited New York City for what felt the millionth time. I loved New York for its energy and access to just about everything - including knock off designer bags. A broke college student, I couldn't afford some of the finer things in life. So, I went down to … Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Kate Spade
For the last several weeks, things have not been great. I've had trouble concentrating at work, my temper has been short, I've been eating poorly and getting little sleep, and my motivation for just about anything is at an all time low. To say I haven't been feeling my best would be an understatement. As … Continue reading Feeling the Burn
I graduated from law school in 2008. For those of you who might remember, this wasn't a great year to be entering the workforce. The Great Recession was in full swing and jobs were few and far between. After 9 months of temporary work, I finally landed what I thought was my dream job at … Continue reading How to Negotiate a Killer Pay Day
You've probably never heard of Kim Rivera. She's not exactly a household name. But, the work she's doing to advance diversity in the legal field and beyond is worthy of recognition. Kim is the Chief Legal Officer and and General Counsel at HP, Inc. She is one of the few women to head the legal … Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Kim Rivera
A few weeks ago, I was rummaging through my old e-mail account when I came across a copy of one of my early resumes. I couldn't help but smile as I scanned the virtually empty document thinking about my 20 year old self and how little experience I had to offer. Of course, all of … Continue reading How to Fill Up a Resume When You Don’t Have Work Experience
I've talked a lot about the importance of having a mentor, as well as a sponsor, and why they're different. To recap, a mentor is someone who will talk to you, while a sponsor is someone who will talk about you. A sponsor will offer more than just general advice and guidance. They will connect you with … Continue reading Are You Sponsorship Ready?