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Kate Middleton’s First Speaking Engagement

Shakespeare wrote, “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” The same is true with power and status – some are born to it, some achi...

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Executives Share the Best Advice They Ever Received

Getting one-on-one time with executives is a treat for any young man or woman. For years, I’ve attended any panel discussion, speech, and networking opportunity I could that featured high powered executives just to get th...

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Did Loving My Body Almost Kill Me?

There’s a movement in the world today that, truth be told, I’m not sure I’m OK with – size acceptance. There are plus size bloggers around the world preaching that we should all love our bodies as they a...


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Sara Blakely, Billionaire

She’s changed the way women think about clothes – “Do I need Spanx with this?” She’s changed the way many women feel about their bodies. And now, she’s broken the glass ceiling for billionair...

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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...