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Friday Spotlight: Kate Spade

  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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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Women in the Workplace: We Have a Long Way to Go

Yesterday, McKinsey & Co and Lean In released their yearly Women in the Workplace report. Over 200 companies employing more than 12 million people participated in this year's study. The takeaway? We have a long way to go, especially if you are a woman of color. I highly encourage everyone to read the full report,… Continue reading Women in the Workplace: We Have a Long Way to Go

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Friday Spotlight: Lula Mena

Lula Mena is not a household name, but she's made a huge impact on the lives of women in her home country of El Salvador. The small Central American country has been ravaged by poverty, crime, and gang-fueled warfare. Women have been especially hard hit by these conditions with more than half of all women… Continue reading Friday Spotlight: Lula Mena

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Dressing For the Job You Want

You've probably heard the expression, "Dress for the job you want." I rarely put a lot of stock into adages like these, but it turns out there might actually be something to this. A recent study by a professor at the Yale School of Management found that how employees dressed made a difference in how… Continue reading Dressing For the Job You Want