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Career Advice for Women

Need It 'All'? 3 Ways Women Can Redefine Expectations

GalTime | Posted 05.29.2013 | Women

So, how can women make the most of their career potential and enjoy their lives to the fullest? Perhaps it's time to redefine the expectations that women have for themselves and each other.

Lean In and Pay It Forward -- Early

Rebecca Serle | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Rebecca Serle

At 22 and on my fourth day in New York, I was lucky enough to meet my mentor. I'll never forget what she said to me as I sat sweating in my too-hot-for-the-city sweater: New York is different. I'll tell you what I mean. And she did.

You Just Might Face-Plant if You Try to Live Up to Other's Expectations

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

I take absolutely no issue with the notion of encouraging girls and young women to be ambitious. What many of us are left wanting, though, are the messages for experienced women professionals beginning to see life differently. Ideas like changing your mind is OK. Not reaching the top is OK.

Shame On Those Queen Bees?

Joan Williams | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women
Joan Williams

"Queen bees" in the office are making the lives of other women a living hell. We've heard this before. Powerful women are just grown up high school "mean girls" chipping away at the self-confidence of the women who work with and for them.

All That We Are

Georgina Miranda | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Georgina Miranda

At the end of the day, it is not our jobs that define us; we are made of so much more. Think of how much more women could bring to the table in the workforce if they would embrace all that they are outside of work in their families, communities and more.

Want to Worry Less and Achieve More?

Helene Lerner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

Your instincts and judgments are good. Pick your issues and go with what you believe is right. Once you make a decision, don't second-guess yourself. It's not a productive use of your energy.

How Feeling Fat Makes You Steal

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 05.18.2013 | Women
Alejandra Ruani

Love me or hate me, but I am here to tell you the truth about something that you probably don't want to admit: Each time you worry about how fat you look, you are withdrawing from the opportunity to play on your unique talents and passions.

Why Sheryl Sandberg Can't Help Me

Dr. Cindy Haines | Posted 05.14.2013 | Women
Dr. Cindy Haines

Seeing high-profile businesswomen under fire for something that wouldn't even rise to radar for men is very stressful to me. Like Gwen Stefani sings in "Just a Girl": "I'm just a girl, my apologies. What I've become is so burdensome."

Why 'Leaning In' Beats Wrapping Up

Donna Highfill | Posted 05.15.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

I've been in meetings where women have had more knowledge on a particular topic than the men, yet failed to make their point because they kept raising their hands for permission to speak. I've listened to female executives start sentences with, "I know this probably isn't a great point, but..."

Gossip -- Hotbeds Of Hearsay

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

The right kind of office gossip will keep you in the know and on your toes. Here's how to manage unofficial office communications.

Have You Figured Out the Style Thing Yet?

Jill Herzig | Posted 05.12.2013 | Style
Jill Herzig

Do I believe that you should follow every trend and obsess over your hair? No! Do I think every woman needs an expensive, fancy wardrobe? Not at all. But what I've learned along the way is that getting your fashion and beauty ducks in row lets you obsess less and accomplish more.

Don't Depend on Luck to Find a Job - Network!

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

Many of us apply to job postings hoping we will be discovered. However it takes more than luck to find your pot of gold. Expanding your social and personal networks are good places to start.

Why You Didn't Get the Job: Hiring Managers Tell All

LearnVest | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women

"I'm sorry -- we've actually made an offer to another candidate." It's a phrase any job hunter hates to hear, especially when the days drag on after your initial interview, and you begin to wonder, "Where did I go wrong?"

How To Change Your Name -- At The Office

Posted 03.08.2013 | Women

Jessica Taylor | The Daily Muse For as long as I can remember, everyone has called me Jessie. Jessie Bear, Messy Jessie, Jessie Poo—I’ve heard ...

Have Them From Hello

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

"Hello." Have you ever thought about how you say that all-important word that starts every single chat?

'For Me, Living Is Being Both A Mother And A Doctor'

Dr. Sharon Orrange | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Dr. Sharon Orrange

Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."

Lean ON: Lets Have Nuance and Support, Not Only Slogans

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

I love the abstract ideas I'm seeing in the "Lean In" concept. I long for us to get to a point where we see family-work balance issues as human issues, not as women's issues.

Sandberg's Crusade

Mindy Utay | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Mindy Utay

Sandberg's message is far less heretical to the church of motherhood than it appears. She tells women to form a clear intention about their professional path: If you are in the game, she says, play like you mean it; if you want to retire to the car pool, do it, but know what you're doing.

11 Best Quotes From Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women

More than half of American women are the breadwinners in their households, but women still earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. This wage gap s...

Laptop-Packin' Mama

Eleni Gage | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Eleni Gage

While being a writer is great and challenging and being a mother is great and challenging, trying to be both simultaneously can sometimes feel like a recipe for disaster.

The Hardest Decision I've Ever Made

Shelley Emling | Posted 05.06.2013 | Women
Shelley Emling

At the age of 34, I was the consumer affairs reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. I was happily married with an 18-month-old son. And my best friend and mother was dying.

Lisa Belkin

Inside Lean In.Org: What Really Happens In Those Groups | Lisa Belkin | Posted 03.06.2013 | Women

There is a crisis of confidence in our generation [of women]... We are hungry for a structured, guided way to lead us through that.

The Naked Truth Between You And Achievement

Nancy Sherr | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Nancy Sherr

So, yes -- your relationship to achievement is a personally defined desire. The pursuit of success, accomplishments, winning and mastery -- goals that you pursue because they are worthy of your stretch -- is the underlying goal.

Working Women Lessons from 'Downton Abbey'

Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Dr. Tracey Wilen-Daugenti

"Downton Abbey" has captured the attention of millions of Americans. While set back in the early 20th century, there are many lessons that modern working women can learn from this popular series.

You Are Always Looking for a Job -- It Doesn't Knock, It Hums

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Jocelyn Greenky

Many women think of networking like exercising: something that's good for them, that they know they should be doing, but that they just can't find the time or the motivation to do.