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Are You a Philanthropist?

Are you a philanthropist?  The question may seem laughable to many women in their early careers.  Most of us still consider cabs a luxury and we never order a cocktail without glancing at the price.  While we believe in, and...

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“I Have Learned Accommodation”: Lessons in Taking Up Space

The popular conversation around #BanBossy has sparked much needed dialogue about negative perceptions of women’s assertiveness.  The viral campaign brings attention to the way in which existing social and language queues di...

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Seeing Out of the Silo

Starting out in your career it can be hard to tell what issues are unique to your workplace, and what problems are ubiquitous, effecting everyone at every workplace, ever.  In my first full time job, my colleagues and I spent ...


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I Give It Four Stars: The Pleasures (and Uses) of Online Reviews

I’m Eastcoaster36 and I’m big on Tripadvisor.  Not Elvis big, or even Bieber big, but I do have 45 reviews in 33 cities, covering 210,333 miles traveled. Tripadvisor sent me a sticker when I reached my Senior Contribut...

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Fostering Focus: Cool Tools for Productivity

As a sucker for apps, tricks and tips for productivity, I’ll try anything once.  I have Lifehacker permanently bookmarked, and leave behind a trail of products and systems that I’ve adopted and abandoned.  (Admit it… wh...

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Can You Print this Page: Surviving the Skills Assessment

The last time I took a timed, moderated test, I think our President played the saxophone. (Let’s just say – it’s been a while.)  So I was surprised last year on a job interview when a potential employer informed ...


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“Boundless Energy For the Work” – A Conversation with Gail Robinson

  I recently had the opportunity to reconnect with one of my Career Girl role models (and first boss) Gail Robinson.  Robinson had reached out to me with an announcement of a new venture, the Failure Fixer, a multi platfo...

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In Praise of Praise: The Benefits of Applauding Coworkers

It was a chocolate bar.  Not even a full bar, in truth, but a mini one.  I don’t think I’m a cheap date, but I was kind of shocked by how secretly pleased I was at the gesture.  The chocolate bar was from a coworker, a s...

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More than a Cube: The New Coworking Spaces

In 2011, I was offered a job as an Executive Director of an office of one.  Great job, but I would be it…I was my only employee.  While I was intrigued by the idea, the offer prompted me to go on a search for office spa...