Rachel Sklar's biggest career regret was not asking for a raise she deserved. When she consulted a colleague on whether or not to ask for a raise during a bad economy, he told her not to -- that she was "lucky to have a job at all."
I packed up my office. I received my last paycheck. At my goodbye party, numerous drunken lawyers wished me well and told me how lucky I was. And brave. (Is it brave if you don't yet realize just how hard it is to be broke?)
On Sunday, October 21st, Buzzfeed.com's Ben Smith moderated a panel on social media and the new political landscape featuring New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter, Changetheratio.com founder Rachel Sklar and journalism legend Dan Rather.
On Friday, President Obama urged citizens to tweet their congressmen and women using the hashtag "#compromise." In the 48 hours after the president's call to action, the hashtag was used more than 22 thousand times, and reached an estimated 36 million users.
If I say "entrepreneur," whose image flashes into your head? The obsession with venture capital funded entrepreneurship, the big exit, the genius nerd working 24-7 on code is misplaced, and it's really holding women back.