Feminism, Girl Power, Gratitude, Holidays, Motivation, Women

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women's Day. It's a day to honor the achievements of women around the world and reaffirm our commitment to fighting for gender equality. If you are looking for ways to commemorate this day, below are some ways you can make a difference: If you see a lack of female participation at… Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day

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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, 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

Celebrities, Feminism, Girl Power, Inspiration, Mental Health, Politics, Women, Work

Friday Spotlight: The Silence Breakers

Every year, TIME Magazine names their "Person of the Year." Typically, the honor is awarded to someone who has made a real impact over the course of the year. Past honorees have included FDR, Martin Luther King Jr., and Queen Elizabeth II. This year, TIME chose to honor the individuals, almost exclusively women, who have… Continue reading Friday Spotlight: The Silence Breakers

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

Business, Career, Feminism, Women, Work

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

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, Grief, Inspiration, Mental Health, Motivation, Work

Working While Grieving

The last few weeks have been really tough. Between hurricanes, earthquakes, political uprisings, and this week's mass shooting in Las Vegas, it feels like there is so much about which to be sad. The world feels so unstable and unpredictable. And yet, despite whatever apprehension we're feeling, we all have to keep going. Work still… Continue reading Working While Grieving