Want to Get Ahead? Stop Doing the Office Housework!

Last week, the New York Times published an article that highlighted one of the most prominent, yet under recognized, gender gaps in the workplace. In Women, Stop Volunteering for Office Housework, we learned of new research that shows that women are 48% more likely than men to volunteer for "non promotable tasks," such as note-taking, office…

The Way You Speak to Yourself Matters

  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,…

Ask and You Shall Receive? Maybe Not.

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…

If You’re Not Asking Your Mentor These Questions, You’re Wasting Your Time

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…