Changing Careers

Building Your Skills Through Blogging

I have women ask me regularly how they can start a blog, whether or not they should blog, and what blogging might give them. For me, my Minneapolis Career Girl and Chicago Career Girl blogs eventually led to the launch of this ...

Swapping Your Blackberry for a Backpack: World Travel Mid-Career

A few weeks ago, we brought you “Get Ahead By Going Abroad” after realizing many adults list their biggest regret as doing too little traveling abroad. At that time, we reminded you that it is possible to travel abr...

Complacency from Women in Male-Dominated Industries

I spent a lot of time networking with women. Luncheons, happy hours, 1:1 networking meetings. In my networking, I meet women from all industries and walks of life, but what’s interesting to me is this. I rarely meet women...


The Power of Women in Science

Hidden in the pages of the new book “Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein’s Letters to and from Children,” there is a letter and response from a South African girl. I found this exchange on Maria Popova...

Turn Your Passion Into Flow

There are as many types of yoga as there are people, and the key to loving yoga (I’m told), is finding the type of yoga that best suits you. There’s slow yoga, flow yoga, hot yoga, and more. The yoga that works best...

Get Ahead By Going Abroad

I’m a proud mentor in the Step Up Women’s Network teen mentoring program. My mentee is a junior in high school, and once a month on a Saturday, I join 30 or so other professional women and their junior mentees for a...


Nothing Lasts Forever and Other Lessons from Blackberry vs. Apple

The mark of truly phenomenal technology is a user saying, “I can’t remember a time without it!” Steve Jobs can rest proud of his achievements with the iPhone, then, as it’s revolutionized the way the wor...

Should You Take the Job?

You think you’ve gotten through the toughest parts of the process. You’ve written your cover letter, tailored your resume, passed through the phone interview and the in-person interview with flying colors. The offer...

Personality Tests – Yes or Stress?

“Know thyself,” an ancient Greek proverb reminding us all that the most important opinion is our own, and the clearest path to success is to honor ourselves first. In a job interview, knowing yourself can mean the d...


Why It’s Time To Change the Way We Talk About Job Hopping

I, like many in my generation, have at times been accused of “job hopping.” I’m nearing 30 and haven’t stayed in a job longer than 3 years in my career. However, on the contrary, I’ve learned an in...