Working from Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

Over the last week, thousands of workers have been asked to stay home and work remotely as we try to practice social distancing. I've been working from home for well over a year and prior to that spent about 2 years working from home for another role. Needless to say, I've learned some of the…

Want to See Gender Equality at Work? Try These 4 Things.

Photo Credit: Pixabay When I was working as a Women's Initiative Manager at a law firm, one of the biggest projects I worked on was launching a Women's Network and a Family Network. These employee resource groups (ERGs) were an important part of our gender talent strategy. Through the networks, employees were able to put…

5 Professional Wardrobe Staples You Need in Your Closet

They say you should dress for the job you want. For some, that means jeans and a t-shirt; for others it means a three-piece suit. For most people, it's somewhere in between. How you dress at work may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your career development, but…

Want to Get Promoted? Prove it Again!

In a court of law, defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Likewise, in the workplace, white men are presumed competent until proven otherwise. Women and people of color, however, don't get the luxury of such a presumption. Instead, they are often assumed to be less competent than their white, male…

Where to Meet Your Professional Network

We've all heard the expression, "It's not what you know, it's who you know that really matters." In a perfect world, everyone would be fairly evaluated on their merit, and opportunities would flow to the most deserving based on their hard work and talent. But, we don't live in a meritocracy, and having a network of…