Starting an Employee Resource Group: The Basics

Employees are people. People are different. Some are men, some are women, some have physical or learning challenges. Some are White, some are Black, some are Latino, some are Asian. Some are LGBTQ, some are transgender. Most are some combination of these. Our workplaces are usually the most diverse environments we are ever in, and…

Spotlight: Statues of Women Nationwide

  Our museums and public spaces are filled with statues the commemorate notable figures in history. But, if you take a moment to notice, almost all of those statues commemorate men. In New York City, only 5 out of the city's 150 statues are women. In San Francisco, women are represented in only 2 of…

7 Stress Relieving Activities You Need to Try

Stress is an unfortunate side effect of living life in today's fast-paced world. Between work, school, family and friends, there's often no time left to dedicate to ourselves. I recently wrote about my brush with burn out, and while I'm still not totally out of the woods, I'm no longer in the thick of it.…

The Benefits of Paternity Leave Are for Everyone

When I had my son 3 years ago, I was nervous about a million things. Thankfully, my job wasn't one of them. My company had a good parental leave policy, and I was able to take off 13 weeks to be with my baby, all of which were 100% paid. Even better? My husband's company…

Why You Should Be Keeping a Career Journal

Keeping a journal has always been extremely therapeutic for me. I've written about the benefits of journaling before, but a few days ago, I came across the concept of a career journal, and my interest was immediately piqued. A career journal is designed to help you do a few important things: get career clarity , keep…

“Fake it ’till You Make it.” Good Advice or Recipe for Disaster?

"Fake it 'till you make it" has always been a favorite expression of mine, and I've subscribed to this philosophy for years. I've even used it a time or two on this site. But, I've recently started to wonder whether this phrase we all so casually throw around is actually sound advice or if it…