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Career Advice for Women

Take a Year Off, Find Your Ideal Work

Melani Ward | Posted 12.01.2012 | Denver
Melani Ward

If six months ago you had told me to take a year off so I could find my "dream job" I would have started sweating, breathing heavily and talking really fast about why that is the dumbest idea in the world.

5 Ways to Build Your Professional Wardrobe

Women & Co | Posted 11.20.2012 | Women
Women & Co

You can't judge a book by its cover, the saying goes, but that doesn't mean people won't try.

Tips to Sustaining Happiness in Work and Life

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.

The Secret to Interviewing for a New Job

Women & Co | Posted 11.06.2012 | Women
Women & Co

What questions do you ask on an interview to determine if the position and company are a good fit for you?

9 Tips for Staying Sane When Working from Home

Women & Co | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women
Women & Co

If you're currently working from home or are thinking about it, here are some tips and tricks I've collected over the years that will help keep you happy, productive and sane.

4 Women Reveal How They Got Raises

LearnVest | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women

We're told over and over again that women are too reticent, too lacking in confidence, too timid to ask for a raise. But we are asking. And we have proof.

Hannah Hardaway on Life Lessons from the Olympic Winter Games

Women & Co | Posted 10.10.2012 | Women
Women & Co

"I was always realistic that there would be life after skiing and made decisions (sometimes steered more by my parents than myself) that would ensure I'd have as many opportunities as possible when that time came."

Get Your 'Posse'!

Pat Mitchell | Posted 10.08.2012 | Impact
Pat Mitchell

Everyone needs a posse. We need them now more than ever, as we are navigating both the best time to be a woman, in terms of opportunities, and one of the worst time, as violence against women escalates in nearly every country.

I Was a Mary Kay Salesgirl (and Barely Broke Even)

LearnVest | Posted 01.24.2013 | Women

Would I be willing to shell out $350 for my first order? That might not sound like a lot now, but at the time I was unemployed. I forked over the cash.

Women in Business: Learning to Ask

Chloe Drew | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women
Chloe Drew

enior level professional women at the top of their careers still felt uncomfortable asking for support from peers sitting across from them offering to give whatever assistance they could.

The Truth Is Out, Ladies: Your Long Hair Is Killing Your Career

Maria de Cesare | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Maria de Cesare

As a professional woman (as opposed to an amateur woman, apparently), I can assure you, from the bottom of my follicles: Your career success will have absolutely zero to do with how long or short your hair is.

I Went From Selling Real Estate To Keeping Bees

Sonja Fallon | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Sonja Fallon

We grew up in a house where Mom was always making something, whether it was homemade bread or fresh pasta, she was a whir in the kitchen. Like her, I feel very comfortable in the kitchen, and that's where my self-confidence blooms. I started cooking for myself after college; starting off simple, and when my future husband moved in, I took it to the next level.

Let's Ignite A S.H.E. Movement!

Claudia Chan | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women
Claudia Chan

S.H.E. Summit Week is all about connecting you with fabulous women who are passionate about the same issues you are and who can provide a refreshing perspective.

8 Ways To Avoid Burnout Before 30

LearnVest | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women

Burnout can ruin personal relationships and cause fatigue, insomnia, depression and anxiety. What's worse? It may be spreading through Gen Y women like wildfire.

It Might Help If You Curse A Little More At Work

Wall Street Journal | Joann S. Lublin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Money

Carol Bartz, fired as chief executive of Yahoo Inc. YHOO -0.20% last September, wishes she did one thing differently during her troubled tenure. "I...

Career-Day Barbie and Stepford Wives: Don't forget they are made of plastic...

Marjorie Clifton | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Marjorie Clifton

It is my hope that women mentors are showing off their wrinkles and professional battle wounds when coaching other women. Because while age and titles may separate us; we face similar battles.

More Green, Less Red

Emma Goss | Posted 06.17.2012 | College
Emma Goss

On Equal Pay Day on April 17, we are reminded that discrimination and inequality still pervade our society.

WATCH: Tips For Dealing With Setbacks, From Kathy Griffin

Posted 08.28.2013 | MarloThomas

Comedian and talk show host, Kathy Griffin, tells me how she deals with setbacks in life and how she bounce back from hard times. var src_url="ht...

WATCH: Advice For Women In Their Prime, From Kathy Griffin

Posted 08.28.2013 | MarloThomas

Comedian and talk show host, Kathy Griffin, tells me what she considers to be the perfect age, and her answer might just surprise you! var src_url...

Women in Technology: Let’s Close the Gap

Peggy Johnson | Posted 06.10.2012 | Technology
Peggy Johnson

As a woman in what has been perceived to be a "man's profession," I've learned some lessons along the way which may be helpful to young women considering a technical career.

Showing Up Strategic

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

The issue is not that women aren't strategic thinkers. The problem is that they sometimes don't come across that way. And in business, as in life, perception is reality.

5 Ways To Look Hireable On Facebook

Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

There’s another reason to feel a twinge of envy toward those acquaintances with 1,000-plus Facebook friends. You know, the ones whose walls are an i...

It’s Never Too Late

Mrs. Moneypenny | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Mrs. Moneypenny

The truth is, it is never "too late" for anything -- to go into politics, to write your first novel, to tweet, to climb Everest, or to learn to swim.

3 Steps to Take When Asking for a Raise

Women & Co | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Women & Co

If you're not willing to leave your hard-earned dollars on the table -- and of course you're not -- here are a few suggestions for making your case.

10 Career Lessons From The Season 2 Finale Of 'Downton Abbey'

The Grindstone | Posted 02.21.2012 | Women

Last night marked the Season 2 finale of the hit PBS series Downton Abbey. In case you have been living under a rock, Downton Abbey is the new big thi...