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

Feminism, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Motivation, Politics, Women, Work

We Must Do Better for Our Boys

When I started this blog, I was most interested in speaking to women and helping them find the motivation and inspiration to push forward in a world that is sometimes unfriendly, and other times outright hostile, to them. Of course, I hoped that men would read this too, but I understood that in naming this… Continue reading We Must Do Better for Our Boys

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, Career, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Motivation, Work

No Experience? No Problem! How to Get a Job In a New Industry

  Today's workforce is different from previous generations. While it was once common to stay with an employer for life, workers today are much more likely to change jobs and even change industries. If you're looking to make a career change, but you're hesitating because you don't have the "right" experience, then check out my… Continue reading No Experience? No Problem! How to Get a Job In a New Industry

Advice, Career, Gratitude, Health, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Motivation

Going With Your Gut

When confronted with a tough decision, people always ask, "What does your gut tell you?" Instincts come naturally, and yet somehow they're easy to ignore when we aren't sure which direction to take. Our heads can override our hearts, which isn't always a bad thing. But in my experience, my gut usually has the right… Continue reading Going With Your Gut

Business, Career, Fashion, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Women, Work

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

Advice, Feminism, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Women, Work

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what traits we hoped he would have. We wanted him to be honest and kind, to have integrity, to be smart, to be curious, and to be confident. As someone who has struggled with confidence, I felt this was one of the greatest gifts… Continue reading How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Books, Feminism, Girl Power, Lifestyle, Reading, Women

The 5 Books Your Daughter Needs to Read

"A book is a dream you hold in your hand." As an avid reader, this quote speaks to my soul. I recently shared with Fairygodboss my recommendations for 5 empowering books that your daughter should be reading right now. These books are a reminder to women and girls of all ages to DREAM BIG. Check it… Continue reading The 5 Books Your Daughter Needs to Read

Advice, Career, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Women, Work

Becoming Your Own PR Team

Self-promotion sounds like a dirty word. It makes me think of cocky, overly confident people who brag their way into recognition. But, research has shown that among the many gender gaps that exist between men and women is women's reluctance to engage in self-advocacy. While we are happy to go to bat for others, we… Continue reading Becoming Your Own PR Team