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What You Didn't Know About Equal Pay Day

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 5:26 PM

Did you know that the average woman in this country will have lost $431,000 over the course of her career due to the wage gap that still exists?

Or that the United States is ranked #23 in terms of gender equality globally, based on wage parity, political empowerment, health, and...

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Are You an Agent of Our Wage Gap?

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 2:05 PM

You're a manager. You work day and night to ensure the success of your team.

You care. The last thing you would ever do is consciously compensate your team members unfairly based on their gender, sexual orientation or color of their skin.

But are you implicitly perpetrating the wage gap...

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Why I Don't Want Work-Life Balance

(61) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 8:37 AM

I don't have work friends and life friends, I just have friends. I don't have designated work time and play time, I just have my 24 hours to manage. I don't have a work phone and a personal phone, I just have my (precious) iPhone.

I don't have work-life balance,...

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A Love Letter to All the Men Who Love Entrepreneurial Women

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2013 | 11:48 AM

One aspect of the entrepreneurial journey that is rarely discussed is the role of our partners -- the individuals who love and support dreamers and doers. Brad Feld recently wrote a whole book on the topic, exploring love and relationships in startup land.

Children and husbands are often...

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Is Telling Your Friends to Ask for More Money the New 'You're Too Good for that Guy'?

(0) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 3:23 PM

When I first heard, oh-so-many years ago, that they were making a film version of the love advice book He's Just Not That Into You, I thought, Wow. That sounds pretty dumb. What's next? Sodoku for Dummies: The Movie? But then I saw the film and said to myself, "This...

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Put a Ring On It: Can an Engagement Ring Impact Your Career?

(2) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 11:13 AM

If you're anything like me, you probably have a few friends who just got engaged and you are already figuring out how you are going to make to six weddings in three months time. Plus, I recently just watched Lord of the Rings. Basically, rings have been on my mind....

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Should You Date Your Coworker?

(3) Comments | Posted February 14, 2013 | 4:30 PM

It started innocently enough.

A few flirty instant messages, followed by the occasional lunch hour spent browsing a nearby record store together. Before we knew it, we were making plans after work to go see a show by a band we both liked. And that night, my coworker kissed me.

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Company Culture: 5 Big "Little" Things to Consider When Interviewing

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 2:06 PM

When thinking about career and job decisions, we know it's important to factor in company culture. Companies and candidates are finally beginning to realize just how important culture can be. Culture is the approach to work, the mission of the company, the way people behave, and much more.

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When Dream Jobs Don't Come True

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 3:49 PM

A mere five hours ago, I returned home from the Sundance Film Festival. Sadly, not fresh-faced from a first class seat on a flight, but after an 11-hour drive with a 103 temperature from getting four hours of sleep a night and eating Subway sandwiches and five cups...

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Let's Focus on Michelle Obama's Accomplishments, Not Just Her Style

(16) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 12:36 PM

If you type "Michelle Obama style" into Google, 209,000,000 results come up. If you type in "Michelle Obama education," 183,000,000 results come up. This says a lot about our cultural obsession with fashion and celebrity.

The Wall Street Journal called Michelle Obama "her generation's most impactful...

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Respect and a Raise: How to Get Both at Work

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 4:26 PM

In my time as a recruiter and career consultant, I've noticed a pattern among people: one of the major reasons they hop from job to job is because they never feel like there is any opportunity for growth.

People are constantly telling me how they can't seem to get ahead...

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4 Ways to Find a Career-Supportive Guy

(4) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 6:31 PM

I have some news which may shock you: Your Friday night plans may be just as critical to your career as your five-year plan and elevator pitch.

One of the most crucial factors to your professional growth will be your significant other. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg credits her...

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Study: Women in Finance Have to Work Harder to Earn Investor Trust

(2) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 3:38 PM

Well, it just got even tougher for women on Wall Street. According to a new study by the American Economic Association, connections help men get ahead on Wall Street but they don't help women in finance. Investors simply don't trust women as much as they do men --...

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What I Learned From Being Laid Off

(0) Comments | Posted January 7, 2013 | 7:43 PM

Two weeks ago, I was laid off from my job after almost two years with the company. I learned a lot from the experience, namely that I am not invincible. Naive as it may sound, I never expected to be laid off, especially at age 23.

Living in fear of...

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Holiday Stress: 7 Ways To Ditch The Worry

(4) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 10:31 AM

By Kate Neschke, LocalLEVO Seattle Leader

It's that time of year again. Between the endless parties and obligations, visiting with friends and family (and sometimes avoiding certain friends and family), not to mention navigating decadent table spreads and endless office baked goods, it's no wonder we sometimes dread the holiday...

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I Graduated. I'm a Writer. Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 2:08 PM

I change endings. It's what I do. Some of us enjoy the concept of finality, taking comfort in the fact that there are some things we simply cannot change, bathing in the charm of uncertainty, lounging in the pool of the unexpected and the unknown, accepting that some things just...

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Sleep and Social Jet Lag: The Mistakes You Don't Know You're Making

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2012 | 2:29 PM

Who gets more of a recharge at night: You or your phone?

It seems to me that the more scientific studies on sleep that are published, the more comfortable our high-tech mattresses and comforters are, the sleepier our sleep tea tastes, or the whiter our white noise machine sounds, the...

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I Hate Lena Dunham

(5) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 10:33 AM

By Mollie Vandor

Lena Dunham is smart, successful and seriously funny. She's the embodiment of a particularly effortless brand of quirky cool more often found in the musty aisles of your friendly neighborhood thrift store than on the glamorous red carpets of Hollywood. Yet, she's managed to make a name...

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Choosing Between Work and Love? The Best Reasons to Hang Onto that Long-Distance Boyfriend (or Girlfriend)

(1) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 2:34 PM

Better opportunities and a bad economy force people to be increasingly flexible and expand their job searches to "everywhere." Once you get that great job offer or are accepted at the college of your dreams, packing your belongings and moving away can be an easy decision.

In many cases you...

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Not Strictly Academic: What I Got Out of My Harvard Education

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 3:09 PM

It's graduation season, which year after year is filled with beauty and rituals and rites of passage.

I myself am a new graduate -- I'm now the proud owner of an MPA from HKS (in other words, I'm following a service-driven kind of path -- I'm dedicating my life to...

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