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Career Advice for Women

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

23 Things Women Apologize For All The Time (And Don't Need To)

Bustle | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Bustle

Are we apologizing in order to navigate our way through a still-sexist workplace, where issuing normal demands and requests can still brand a woman as "difficult" in the eyes of her coworkers? Are we apologizing to appear more likable? Are we genuinely stepping on a lot of strangers' feet?

Preparing for the Future of Work and the (Integrated) Pursuit of Happiness

Sophie Wade | Posted 10.10.2014 | Women
Sophie Wade

In moving to more customized work situations, responsibility and accountability also shifts towards the individual.

To The Employer Viewing My Stay-at-Home Mom Resume

Janie Porter | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I happen to be a great negotiator. I can convince a toddler to eat broccoli, go potty in the toilet and wear shoes outside because I am dedicated to what I want. I'm also great at compromise.

Goals Are Not Tasks, You Can Live With A Bigger Plan

Jacqueline Wolven | Posted 09.30.2014 | Fifty
Jacqueline Wolven

I think about goals as destinations. They are where I want to go personally, professionally, with my health, in my relationships and spiritually. They are where the flag will be planted and I can say I have arrived.

Why Making More Money Comes Down to Perception

Ellevate | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Highly paid women -- in any field, at any level, at any company -- understand the importance of perception. Maximizing perception, to be specific.

The Price Tag for Employee Loyalty

Mindy Crary | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women
Mindy Crary

Women tend to recognize the investment their employer made in them and they want to repay it. In Jody's case, she didn't realize that she had long ago repaid her boss just by doing a stellar job during the previous 10 years.

5 Things Successful Presenters Do

Ellevate | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Successful presenters don't think about themselves.They know they matter very little to the success of their message. What's most important is their audience, so they turn their focus to them.

Five Things People Do to Hurt Their Careers -- And How to Stop Doing Them

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.19.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

These days, the barrier to advancing is more likely to be self-constructed. That's right: Your own worst workplace nemesis is you.

4 Signs You May be Participating in Mean Girl Culture

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

Here are four signs you may be sabotaging your own career by adopting Mean Girl culture at work.

Accidental Networking

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

Everyday activities are often the best channel for networking, and a few small changes in how you approach these daily interactions can add value to your relationships.

6 Surefire Ways to Ensure Your Job Search Fails

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Carlota Zimmerman

As a coach who helps people find jobs, I frequently see people engaging in behavior that makes me think,"...are you absolutely determined to guarantee that you never get hired? Because if so, thumbs up, Kid! If so, you're aces! If not... oy vey."

The Balancing Act: Your 9-5 vs. Your Passion-Based Business

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 10.19.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

Pace yourself. I challenge you to master one of these items every 6 months. On this journey you will learn that "No" is in fact a complete sentence. In order to make room for the things that are really important in your life you will have to become comfortable with saying no.

6 Ways To Be More Assertive In The Workplace

SELF | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
SELF

Demonstrate that you're completely in the moment by fearlessly listening, acknowledging cues in a conversation, and asking for clarification when you need it. Don't be afraid to ask questions. It shows you're unafraid to both acknowledge you didn't understand something and get the insight you need.

The American Dream

Diane Gilman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Diane Gilman

It didn't come early in my career (understatement, as 59 years old is a dinosaur in the youth-obsessed fashion industry), but maybe the best should be saved for last... My prophecy at the age of 4 took a bit longer to come true than imagined, but it's all about the journey.

What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

Janie Porter | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

For some reason, I feel the need to make my decision more understandable to the person asking the question. Justified. And -- dare I say it? -- politically correct.

How To Discover Your Market Value And Get Paid What You're Worth

Mindy Crary | Posted 10.11.2014 | Women
Mindy Crary

Stock options are used to reward longevity and loyalty, while salary is the benefit you get for doing your day-to-day job. Don't forego a salary negotiation because your employer offers a stock benefit.

7 Things I Learned in Trying a New Career

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 10.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

Gratitude is the answer to nearly every question. I haven't had a situation yet where I couldn't apply gratitude. It is the great equalizer of the heart. It allows you remember what matters.

Valuable Lessons Learned in the "Rat Race": Corporate America Revealed

Roshell Rosemond | Posted 10.07.2014 | Business
Roshell Rosemond

In my pursuit of success in corporate America, I found that the game-changers were well versed in a different code: one that was unwritten. I made it my business to glean the lessons along the way and found these invaluable few to be most essential in the proverbial rat race.

How Can Men Support Women in the Workplace? A Conversation on Male-Female Mentorship

Sophie Sakellariadis | Posted 10.04.2014 | Women
Sophie Sakellariadis

I agree that it's important to treat people equally and as individuals with unique needs and preferences.That said, it's also true that men and women tend to embody different behaviors in the workplace.

Am I 'Just' a Mom?

Janie Porter | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

I don't mean to brag, but I do so many things. Things that are relevant. And important. And valuable. And invisible.

30 Career Tips Every Young Woman Should Know

Lexi Herrick | Posted 09.30.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Sometimes you will feel like you have to work a little harder to make an impression than a man would, that's OK. Don't use that as a crutch, use it as a motivator to be better.

Why We're Secretly Mad at Our Grandmothers

Emily Williams | Posted 09.27.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

You need to give yourself a break and remind yourself that nothing is set in stone. You can always scale back or make a change if it doesn't feel right.

Progress on Nobody's Timeline but Yours: Corinn's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Corinn is a California native and advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ultimately, it's her goal to become a prosecutor fo...

4 Secrets to Success in a Man's World

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

My generation has a seat at the table, but it comes with strings attached. I'm hoping that the next generation does not have to have "rules" for working in a man's world.