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Success Always Starts with Failure

Tim Harford’s new book boasts an intriguing title. It’s called, “Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure.” What raises my eyebrows is the third word – always? Does success, in fact, always st...

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By Invitation Only – Alexis Maybank & Alexandra Wilkis Wilson

Game changer. There’s no other way to describe the impact Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson had on internet shopping when they launched Gilt Groupe in 2007. They changed the way women around the nation shop. Popu...

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Do You Make Other People Happy?

Wandering over to The Women on the Web, I was happy to find author Gretchen Rubin is contributing there. Rubin is the renowned author of “The Happiness Project”, and a foremost expert on happiness, specifically happ...


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Stereotyping Women in the Workplace

Have you ever been stereotyped at work? Maybe you have and don’t realize it. I know I personally have been a victim of the, “Such a woman, so emotional!” rant more than once. Whether you know it or not, someon...

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What would you sacrifice?

I recently read a fantastic book called “Unquenchable Thirst“, a chronicle of author Mary Johnson’s experience spending nearly 20 years as a nun in the order founded by Mother Teresa of Calcutta. While the boo...

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Advice from Chicago’s City Treasurer

I had the pleasure of attending a Step Up Women’s Network breakfast this morning with Chicago’s City Treasurer, Stephanie Neely. This dynamic and ambitious woman manages Chicago’s $8 billion budget and has a t...


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Equal Pay Day

April 20th is Equal Pay Day, and here at the Career Girl Network, we’re celebrating! For too long, women have made less money for the same work. Even in this modern year, women still make 80 cents on the dollar compared t...

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Too Young for the Job?

On Saturday night, America watched (literally – biggest Miss America ratings in years) as Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, was crowned the 2011 Miss America. And as the crown was placed on her head, host Brooke Burke inform...

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Hey There Career…Guy?

We here at Career Girl Network don’t generally post advice from the male persuasion. But this was too good not to share. Last night, while catching up on “The Apprentice”, one of the contestants won a meeting ...


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CGN Recommends: Girl on Top

As you know, I’m a sucker for a good career book. I feel like I’ve read every book out there that includes the words women, girl, career, job, success, win or lead. It’s an addiction I don’t feel badly a...