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Career Advice for Women

Remove barriers that you place in the path to success

Janice Sands | Posted 06.26.2016 | Arts
Janice Sands

This summer, Pen + Brush is teaming up with experts in both the visual and literary arts to bring our readers a guest blogger series focused on insigh...

4 Tips for Balancing a Full Time Job and a Side Gig

Lauren Bowling | Posted 06.23.2016 | Women
Lauren Bowling

Side Hustles are one of my favorite methods of making extra money, and I love encouraging others to start up a side hustle. My blog, L Bee and the Mo...

This Is One Of The Most Important Things You'll Ever Do For Yourself!

Anna Fani | Posted 06.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Anna Fani

I am not a morning person. At all. When I was a kid, my mother engaged a lot of techniques to change that. For instance, she would wake me up last to ...

Treat Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 06.14.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

Your body is an amazing treasure. You deserve to live a life that allows you to take amazing care of it.

How to Prepare Your Social Media for a Job Search

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

So you have decided that you need a change, whether you're fed up with your current job, want to change careers or you are looking for a new challenge...

How You Might Be Undermining Yourself and Hurting Your Career

Kirsi Bhasin | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Kirsi Bhasin

As a woman, are you making yourself known in a professional, positive manner and leaving an imprint? Are you aware of the non-verbal, verbal, interact...

The #1 Thing to Avoid When Figuring Out A New Career

Zoë B | Posted 05.27.2016 | Women
Zoë B

If you're anything like me, trying to figure out your ideal career can be a mixture of pain and confusion. It's like a long dark rabbit hole. Such an overwhelming question to try and answer.

Why I Rock My Greys -- No Apologies

Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC | Posted 05.26.2016 | Fifty
Susana Rinderle, MA, ACC

My attitude is this: age is nothing to be ashamed of, and therefore grey hair is nothing to be ashamed of.

FYI, You Already Have The Perfect Beach Body

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.24.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

Your body is perfect, just as it is. You don't need to lose weight, or tighten up your tummy, or pop out your butt in order to have a perfect beach body. You already have the perfect beach body. You are divine, feminine perfection.

The Best Career Advice For Women That No One Is Talking About

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

If we're not investing, we're doing most of the hard work around money (you know, going to work every day, turning in that amazing design, landing the difficult-to-close client, beating our sales projections)... but we're only getting about half the reward.

30 Things I've Learned About Work So Far

Bianca Bass | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Bianca Bass

Keep a record of all of your accomplishments and achievements from day one on a new job. You'll be glad you did.

Make Lemonade

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.13.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

That's the thing I love so much about her new visual album, Lemonade. It is about resilience, metamorphosis, and forgiveness. It's about taking life by the lemons and making it into one big cocktail of experience that you curate into the life of your dreams.

Bad Moms

Kristin Carnes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Women
Kristin Carnes

I recently saw a trailer for the upcoming movie "Bad Moms," and instantly thought: "That is spot on!" For any working mom who has felt guilty for leaving the office to pick up a sick kid, ladies who feel judged because they can't sign up for the school's weekly-reading duty due to a job that requires travel, or those who have been told they are a "bad mom" for working -- this blog is for you!

Give F-E-A-R a New Meaning

Melinda Parrish | Posted 05.09.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

No matter what you've been through, or what you're going through, you can choose to rise. You can pull yourself up, and look yourself in the eye and say, "Today is the day."

Why I'm a Male Feminist (Career Coach)

David Wiacek | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
David Wiacek

What Are Feminists, Anyway? Growing up as a male, blond, blue(ish)-eyed Polish immigrant in Brooklyn in the 90's, I used to think that feminists were...

Why Quitting Writing Was the Best Thing That Happened to Me

Lisa Kerr | Posted 05.02.2016 | Women
Lisa Kerr

Quitting gave me what I needed to feel healthy again; it gave me the distance from what (and who) was unhealthy for me. I needed to enjoy writing again without the self-imposed pressure to publish with a leading agent.

Breaking Through: Stories and Best Practices From Companies That Help Women Succeed

Martine Liautaud | Posted 04.29.2016 | Women
Martine Liautaud

I want to see more women challenging themselves and testing their mettle. When they do, companies prosper: Fortune 500 firms with the best track records in raising women to prominent positions are significantly more profitable than average.

Start Where You Are

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.28.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

It can be easy to be your own worst critic. Many of us tend to retroactively judge ourselves for the choices we've made. We waste time wishing we had ...

5 Important Steps to Take Before You Resign

Consuela Dezso | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Consuela Dezso

Resigning can be somewhat nerve-racking, because there is change and uncertainty involved, which the majority of us don't like to deal with. Nevertheless, there are some steps you can take to eliminate part of the stress. Here they are.

5 Statements Signal You're Unhappy at Work

Joseph Liu | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Joseph Liu

There's no magic formula to diagnose if you're truly unhappy at work. However, I've heard common statements from clients and professionals who end up changing careers, similar to the things I've told myself during times of career transition.

Why I Will Never Quit My Job to Travel

Sharmistha Sahoo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Sharmistha Sahoo

Hello there! Today I am going to talk about something that has been on my mind lately. I see so many posts along the lines of "How I quit my job to travel" and it has been troubling me.

The Only Way Out Is Through

Melinda Parrish | Posted 04.07.2016 | Style
Melinda Parrish

The only way out of feeling badly about your body is through it. I don't mean wallowing in your negative feelings about yourself, but rather interrog...

The Word 'Should' Is Judging You

Margaret Ruvoldt | Posted 04.05.2016 | Business
Margaret Ruvoldt

The word "should" judges us. It implies there is something we aren't doing correctly or that we've missed doing what is required.

Why Women Don't Negotiate (And Why You Should Break That Trend)

GoGirl Finance | Posted 04.04.2016 | Women
GoGirl Finance

Picture this: You've been hunting for a better job for six months. Today, your phone rings. "Congratulations! We would love for you to join our team!"...

You're Only Fooling Yourself

Melinda Parrish | Posted 03.31.2016 | Women
Melinda Parrish

If you think loving your body isn't important, the only person you're fooling is yourself. You don't have to look like a supermodel to love your body. It's all about choosing to embrace yourself the way you are right now, this moment, muffin top and all.