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A Real-Life Career Girl: Interview with Shauna Mackenzie, CEO of Best Kept Self

I came across Shauna Mackenzie through an obvious form of free advertising, social media and became intrigued after reading about her and her business savvy career. She may be best known for her work in image consulting, but Ma...

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8 Truths Career Girl’s Need from Maya Angelou

The world lost a legendary author, poet, essayist, actress and activist when Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86 last Wednesday. The outpouring of tributes from celebrities and millions on social media continues to show t...

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4 LESSONS FROM THE BRILLIANT CAREER OF SHONDA RHIMES

Shonda Rhimes is probably one of the famous TV writers our time. Despite being a woman, and an African-American woman at that, Rhimes has broken through many barriers. In her early successes, Rhimes wrote the screenplay for Int...


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3 Reasons to Attend a Lean In Event

The Sheryl Sandberg authored phenomenon, Lean In finally made its way to the Bluegrass state, when a group of Louisville, Kentucky professional women decided to host a Lean In Kickoff Event. I attended the sold out event with ...

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Why You Need to Have a Life Outside of Work

Since I graduated from college in 2010, I have thrown myself into starting my career. I work as a legal assistant full-time, while working a few part-time jobs nights and weekends while also being a freelance journalism. I’ve...

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Your Guide to Navigating Professional Associations

I first learned about professional associations while a student in college. From day one of my college career in 2006, my professors took time to instill in my fellow classmates and I the value of being involved in such organiz...


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4 Things I’ve Learned from 2013’s Debate of Women

Perhaps one of the most intensely discussed issues of the last year has been women and their role in the workplace. Between the several books and articles written on the subject, and the numerous celebrities and other prominent...

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The Underutilized Networking Genre: The Talk

As much as I hear and read it, I’m almost sick of the word. Nevertheless, whether we like it networking is an essential component in advancing your career. In the latest of my career conquests, I stumbled upon a sort of netwo...

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5 Career Lessons We Can Learn from Women in Hollywood

Hollywood is gearing up for another intense awards season, which kicked off with the Hollywood Film Awards earlier this month. While the careers of the rich and famous have their highs and lows, ultimately, we Career Girls can ...


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Part Time Work: The Case for Multiple Jobs

I was in high school when I got my first part-time job in a fast food restaurant. After high school and upon entering college, I found part-time work as a gas station clerk and also signed up for several internships. After coll...