Building Your Brand

Unleash Your Hidden Talent By Remaining Open

Here’s a scenario for you: So your boss pulls you into the office and says “look Career Girl, I’ve got a project that I would like you to work on. I know it’s outside of your area of expertise, but I rea...

This 4-Letter Word May Be The Key To Your Success

Do you have it? The one trait that is arguably the strongest predictor of success isn’t what you’d think. It’s not intelligence, creativity, street smarts or good looks. It’s GRIT. In her short, but powe...

“Doing It Afraid:” No Fight, No Flight, Only Action!

This weekend, over bottomless mimosas and French-Vietnamese cuisine, my brunch companion and I had a frustrating conversation: what are we doing with our lives? Of course, this is not to say that we are unhappy with where we ar...


Career Girl Style: Heels or Flats

I’ve always considered myself a heels type of girl, but lately I’ve been wearing a lot of flats. It could be the cold weather and comfort of the flat shoe that has made it my shoe of choice these days or maybe its ...

Let’s Get Real About Beauty

Focusing on “real beauty” seems to be a trend in the media these days. Many large companies are trying to emphasize the fact the beauty shouldn’t be defined by your waist size, ethnicity, hair color or how much makeup you...

Celebrating Success: What Is Taboo?

I know that, at this point, Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks has been talked about to the point of beating a dead horse to…well…death. Allow me this one last opportunity before the Super Bowl is upon us. You ...


How to Write a Resume That Kicks Robot Butt

The major shift in the economy accounts for an increasingly competitive employment market. Not only do applicants have to compete with an average of 55 other candidates per open position, they also have to compete with software...

What Sex in The City Taught Me About Confidence

I’ve been a huge fan of Sex and the City for as long as I can remember.  Initially, I was drawn in due to my love of New York City.  I enjoyed watching the scenery surround the four main characters – from the walk...

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Winter Style: Surviving the Polar Vortex

  It’s official….I’m over this frigid cold winter weather. Living in Chicago, you expect snow and cold temps but this year has been extremely brutal. I’m determined to not let this weather dampen my...


Photo-shopping & Retouching – Where Should Magazines Draw the Line?

Last week, Vogue unveiled its February 2014 cover featuring Lena Dunham of Girls and her corresponding photo spread. Dunham has been both celebrated and derided for embracing her curves and flaunting her full-figured form on ...