Building Your Brand

More Than A Princess: We are the Champions

I watched with fascination as a mischievous, ballet-clad little girl prepared to nail her ballet shoe onto her skateboard. She pulls the hammer back, poises at the top to take aim, pauses to build the dramatic tension, and then...

9 Things to Do Now to Boost Your Career This Summer

You might know by now that we at Career Girl are huge fans of the incomparable Linda Descano. I interviewed her for my book, You Know Everybody! (check out the recent feature of her “She Knows Everybody!” interview...

CGN’s Insider Report: Beauty Box Subscription Services

  I was an early adopter of Birchbox, signing up for it in July of 2011 nine months after its launch. The business model was a stroke of genius – an elegant solution to legitimizing beauty sample sales: offer a subscript...


1 Item 3 Ways: The Statement Necklace

  Do you ever get in a fashion rut? Where you feel like your outfits are lacking that special something? One of my favorite ways to put a little flavor into an outfit is by adding a statement necklace.  It can change a si...

The Whole Person Job Search from Liz Ryan

She bounded onto the stage with a flair rarely seen in a business presentation. She wore a fuchsia dress, lipstick to match, and jewelry that glittered in the light while she literally bounced back and forth on the stage as she...

CGN’s Insider Report: Concealers

Summer presents quite a dilemma when it comes to picking the right concealer. Your skin tone fluctuates shades, breakout becomes an issue, and parties abound causing morning-after dark circles and puffiness. If you’ve got som...


Style Inspiration: Stripes

I’ve never been a huge fan of the “nautical” look but I can’t resist a great outfit. When I saw this look on Damsel in Dior  I was immediately inspired, the pop of the red bag and simplicity of the bla...

The Best Way to Build Your Brand Effectively

How we portray ourselves in our present day society can make an enormous impact on the business we do and the types of professional relationships we build. Developing your personal brand is the best way to promote yourself, as ...

The Sheer Trend: 3 Ways to Wear It

Left to Right:  1)  Dress – Topshop, Clutch – Filthymagic, Shoes – Tory Burch 2) Top – Topshop, Pants – J.Crew, Tote – Tory Burch, Shoes – J.Crew 3) Blouse – Alice & Olivia,...


Is Your Humor Hurting You?

Have you ever had one of those days when people sense a self-doubt that’s not there? You’re just breezing through the day, but others make comments to you about ‘embracing who you are’, or ‘enjoying this time  in...