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Career Advice for Women

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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.14.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 08.07.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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 07.25.2014 | 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 07.23.2014 | 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.

How To Become A Coder At 35

Posted 07.22.2014 | OWN

Aimee Morgan proves that it is never too late to learn a new skill, even a challenging one. By Alexandra Chang Computer Programming seems ...

"Having it All" Means Learning to Embrace Imperfection

Heather Deason Zynczak | Posted 09.09.2014 | Women
Heather Deason Zynczak

A colleague recently asked me, "How do you do it all? How do you have three young children and a demanding career?" My flippant answer: "I've learned to embrace imperfection."

5 Reasons Why Jealousy Is A Good Thing

Emily Williams | Posted 08.31.2014 | Women
Emily Williams

You have to actually know what you want to get there, right? Awareness is key when you're trying to reach your goals, and I believe jealousy is something that's actually quite a good indicator of where you want to be in your life.

Financial Literacy for Women: An Interview With Manisha Thakor

Omega Institute | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Omega Institute

In this interview with Omega, personal finance expert Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen Wealth Management, talks about gender and finances, the cult...

Are You My Accountability Partner?

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 08.23.2014 | Women
Suzanne Grossman

Just like running a marathon or achieving a weight loss goal, it helps to have someone to keep you accountable when it comes to your job search

Advice to Startup Founders: Define Your Own Vision to Successfully Lead Your Team

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.24.2014 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

No one wants to follow someone who doesn't know how to lead. If you are a founder, learn to lead. Learn to own your vision and have conviction. Stick a stake in the ground and declare what it is you're doing.

Forget About Leaning in -- More Than 40 Percent of Women Are Hanging on by a Thread

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

How do women get career plans in place, look forward with energy and excitement and better manage their well-being and resiliency?

Don't Quit

Helane Fronek, M.D. | Posted 08.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Helane Fronek, M.D.

As we work toward a new goal or competence, it can be daunting and discouraging if we only focus on what we still don't know or have yet to master. Periodically it helps to turn around and look back at where we came from. What have we learned so far -- about the task, the obstacles, and ourselves?