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Career Advice for Women

12 Ways Women Sabotage Themselves At Work

Karen Elizaga | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

No matter your rung on the corporate ladder, many people, especially women, engage in some sort of career self-sabotage, from small insidious mistakes to fireworks that can dominate water cooler conversation for weeks.

The Confidence Game: Is That Really All It Takes to Win in the Workplace?

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

A confidence gap might seem like an unbridgeable divide, but it doesn't need to be. Confidence isn't an innate talent; it's a skill that can be learned. And like all skills worth learning, it takes practice and effort.

Tough Love: The Choices Successful Women Need to Make

Debra Walton | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Debra Walton

If you never get that "impostor" feeling, you are not trying hard enough. And believe me, your boss has had that feeling at some point in his or her career, likely more than once.

The Classic Career Advice You Should Feel Free To Ignore

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.22.2014 | Women

When discussing career stuff with my mother, I'm often struck by the sense that we come from different planets. She has been an attorney for more than...

You Can Have It All! A 3-Step Plan to Show You How

Perry Yeatman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Perry Yeatman

I am "proof" that it's hard, that it never works out exactly as planned and that even when you "get it all," you may feel like it's not enough.

5 Networking Tips for Introverts

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Women
Suzanne Grossman

Given networking is such an important part of a job search process and career growth in general, it's helpful to figure out strategies that will work best for you. As a no-longer-ashamed introvert, I offer the following tips.

Fill 'The Confidence Gap' by Talking About Making (and Surviving) Mistakes at Work

Jessica Bacal | Posted 06.30.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

While public mistakes may feel terrible in the moment, the moment always ends. And what remains, what we carry forward, is everything we've learned.

Why Women Lawyers Leave

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

It's hard to understand why someone would consider walking away from a high salary in such a well-respected profession. Yet this group of women attorneys is one of the most well qualified to explain why money doesn't buy happiness.

3 Ways to Spark Your Next Career Move

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

We know that career ascension requires movement. However, determining when to make a move can prove to be an arduous and complex process.

5 Ingredients for a Successful Career

Mary Beth Asher | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women
Mary Beth Asher

If you don't have a deep-rooted passion for what you do, you need to find something that inspires you as soon as possible. We invest too much time in work to think otherwise.

One Club You Should Never Join (But Might Already Be In)

Christina Pesoli | Posted 05.24.2014 | Women
Christina Pesoli

The Two Out of Three Club is a sorority of women dedicated to keeping each other from living full lives. Few people know that the sorority exists, and fewer still realize that they are active members of it.

What Plagues Women Bosses?

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

Why is it that so many women in the workforce seem to be looking for the mentor, to guide their career into the upper echelons? Does this reflect the fantasy that mom will come to the rescue?

5 Tips for Women Who Want to Advance in Their Careers

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

This advice will help women overcome the myriad invisible barriers that exist within the corporate world and political system.

IWD 2014: Building Career Capital

John Gerzema | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
John Gerzema

The leader that has what it takes to thrive in this socially inter-dependent era is a far cry from the command-and-control myth of the past.

POLL: Should A Woman Give Up Her Personal Style For A Career?

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

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Don't Ban Bossy -- Be Bossy

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

If we ban bossy, we would also have to ban all the other words that are used to keep strong women down (ballsy, shrill, pushy). The real issue is not the word itself, but the negative ideas about assertive women that lead people to use it as a put-down.

Women Face Far Greater Issues Than Being Called Bossy

Today's Mama | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Today's Mama

You can be bossy without being good at your job. You can be bossy without having an ounce of leadership qualities. Frankly, you can be bossy and have every right to be, because that's what bosses have to do sometimes, whether they're the head of a company or a household.

10 Good Reasons to Curb Your Perfectionism

Bonnie St. John | Posted 05.12.2014 | Women
Bonnie St. John

In a world of endless chores and challenges, your absolute best work should be targeted on the most significant and important elements of your life... not on every little thing competing for your energy.

The Highest Return Investment for Women

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Sallie Krawcheck

I'm often asked to speak to women about investing. And for years, I've typically started with the basics of saving, diversification and asset allocation. But, before getting to that, there is an investment that women can make that has by far the greatest risk-adjusted return available.

Mireille Guiliano Shares 10 Keys to Living the Life You Dream

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Teresa Rodriguez Williamson

For 20 years she directed the brand and took risks that others would have thought crazy. Still married to her sweetheart of 38 years, and living between NYC and France, she has created her ideal life -- after much hard work and prioritizing. So, how did she do it, and as women, how can we succeed like her?

6 Mantras to Channel Your Inner Hillary

L. Susan Zhang | Posted 05.05.2014 | Women
L. Susan Zhang

While I don't know if it would've made me more successful, these mantras save me from a lot of angst and anxiety! Use these six mantras in your quest to become your own power woman.

5 Traits You Should Embrace to Live Without Regret

Kathy Caprino | Posted 05.03.2014 | Women
Kathy Caprino

We strive so hard to live good lives, to be "happy," to find our way and to create success and joy and share it with others. But it's occurred to me that it's just not that complicated. It's very simple, in fact.

Parents or Childfree? It Is About Choice, Not Decadence or a Pity Party

Sonita Lontoh | Posted 04.30.2014 | Women
Sonita Lontoh

Oftentimes, one hears that people who choose to have children think of themselves as unselfish. Are they really? What are the real reasons for them to choose to have children?

Flexible Work Arrangements: Priceless Perk or Career Killer?

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 04.28.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

At this point in my career, I wouldn't take a position with a company that didn't offer some kind of flexible work arrangement. And yet, I rarely take advantage of all flexibility I have.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? 7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding About Quitting Your Job

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Even in this economy, I'm not one to definitively say you'd be crazy to quit your job. At the same time, it's not a decision to be made in a rash moment or after a bad day at work.