Advice, Career, Fitness, Gratitude, Health, Mental Health, Motivation, Women, Work

Feeling the Burn

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

Advice, Business, Career, Girl Power, Women, Work

How to Negotiate a Killer Pay Day

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

Advice, Business, Career, Entrepreneurship, Work

How to Fill Up a Resume When You Don’t Have Work Experience

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

Advice, Business, Career, Feminism, Girl Power, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Motivation, Women, Work

Are You Sponsorship Ready?

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?

Advice, Business, Career, Lifestyle, Motivation, Women, Work

Preparing for Your Summer Internship

While some of you may be well into your careers and past the point of working for free, many of you may just be starting out. Often, the best way to get experience is through an internship or volunteer position. No matter how great your academic classes or professors, there is just no substitute for… Continue reading Preparing for Your Summer Internship

Advice, Career, Entrepreneurship, Women, Work

Relationship Building 101: Relationship Maps

When I worked in sales, one of the many tasks we were asked to do was complete "relationship maps" for each of our law firm clients. This map was designed to help us identify our internal product advocates and decision makers, as well as our skeptics and blockers. Although a bit tedious at times, this… Continue reading Relationship Building 101: Relationship Maps

Advice, Business, Career, Inspiration, Motivation, Women, Work

Attention Leaders: Your Employees are Watching You

You are probably familiar with the expression, "Do as I say, not as I do." I know I've subscribed to this philosophy a time or two, especially since becoming a parent. But, I've also come across this style of leadership many times in the workplace. I've had senior leaders who talk a good game when… Continue reading Attention Leaders: Your Employees are Watching You

Advice, Career, Lifestyle, Motivation, Work

Series: Relationship Building 101 – The Informational Interview

Interviewing is not my favorite activity. It probably isn't yours either. And why would it be? Interviews are high-pressure situations that can be downright uncomfortable. But, there are some kinds of interviews that are a little less stressful and a lot more enjoyable - informational interviews. Informational interviews are short, often informal meetings or conversations,… Continue reading Series: Relationship Building 101 – The Informational Interview

Advice, Business, Career, Women, Work

Series: Relationship Building 101 – Growing Your Professional Network

Without a doubt, the number one piece of advice I've received (and given) when it comes to career is this: "Network, network, network. And then network some more." I've written about networking before, but decided to delve a little deeper into the topic with a series that I'm calling "Relationship Building 101 - Growing Your… Continue reading Series: Relationship Building 101 – Growing Your Professional Network

Advice, Career, Feminism, Parenting, Uncategorized

Equality Begins at Home

Yesterday, my friend sent an article that resonated with her and with me as well. The article is called "Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents." Sounds harsh, right? Particularly for those of us who consider ourselves progressive and egalitarian at home. But, when I read the below paragraph, I thought, "Yes! This!"… Continue reading Equality Begins at Home