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Your Personal Brand: Define and Own It!

This year, I made the commitment to create my personal brand. To my pleasant surprise, I already had one! I learned that the key to “creating” a personal brand is to define and polish how you already influence your network ...

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Flashback: 90210 in 2012 Fashion

I have a few “stuck in the 90′s” confessions to make before I begin this post: I’ve seen every episode of the original Beverly Hills 90210. I had (I believe it’s still in my parents’ basement...

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Shopping & Style Tips for the Budget-Savvy Fashionista

Have you ever been shopping and spotted a great pair of shoes, only to look at the price tag and realize that you would have to save for months in order to afford them?  Well it’s happened to me, and I’m realizing my eyes ...


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Build Something That Lasts

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Margaret Stender, President and CEO of the Chicago Sky WNBA team. A true champion for women, Margaret inspired us all when she shared her six essential steps to building somethin...

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It’s January! (Okay, not yet, but we’re closing in!) + Why You Need To Think About This Now

  How would it feel to be standing strong, full of accomplishment as you enter 2013? It never fails: Every January, I talk to amazing people who want nothing more than to feel the freshness of the new year. Instead, they f...

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Knowing Your Power

How often do you truly feel powerful, Career Girls? For many of us, power is not a part of our everyday vocabulary. If we think of power, we often think of it in terms of being respected and well-liked. But, chances are, you do...


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Body Language Can Help You Fake It ‘Til you Make It

Today, notice your body language when your emotions go up and down. When your boss annoys you, are you crossing your arms, slouching? When you’re excited, are you leaning forward in anticipation? Sure, we all know our bod...

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The Powers of Persuasion in Business Settings

Confession: I was a high school speech nerd. That’s right. I was in speech, student congress, drama — You name it. If there was a speech to give, I was giving it. And one of my favorite categories? Persuasive speaki...

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What Does Your Style Say About Your Work?

You are being judged right now. Someone today has looked at you and judged you only by what you’re wearing. Maybe a woman on the street liked your shoes and thought, “She looks great.” Or conversely, it could ...


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Halloween Costumes for Smart and Professional Women

A few years ago, I drove to work early on a Saturday morning. The evening before had been Halloween, and my drive to work (in Minneapolis, at the time) went right down frat row at the University of Minnesota. There, I saw a wom...