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Beyond Money And Power: What It Really Takes To Succeed

  Ever looked up an old friend or colleague on LinkedIn or Facebook just to see where they are – and then find yourself satisfied if you deem yourself better off, or disappointed with yourself if not? In today’s world ...

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What’s in a Word? Gender Stereotypes.

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of the bestselling book, Lean In, has teamed up with the Girl Scouts to raise gender-inequality awareness and #banbossy. In an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal, Sandberg shares...

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No Need to Mince Words

We know our very own Kathi Toll carries strong views on the current state of feminism, but last week she concluded a three-week series with a particularly entertaining post. A few weeks ago I wrote a post that simply asked, Ar...


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In Case of Emergency: Read This Before Giving Up

We’ve all seen those “In Case of Emergency” signs – you know, the ones where you have to break glass (or nowadays, pull away the plastic covering) to get to the fire.alarm, pull the emergency break on a train or open th...

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“Boundless Energy For the Work” – A Conversation with Gail Robinson

  I recently had the opportunity to reconnect with one of my Career Girl role models (and first boss) Gail Robinson.  Robinson had reached out to me with an announcement of a new venture, the Failure Fixer, a multi platfo...

Executive Presence – Should We Ditch Our Ladylike Qualities In Order To Be Successful?

Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and Sonia Sotomayor – When you think of these women, what comes to mind? They are very different people, in diverse professions with unique objectives. What they all have...


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Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...

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Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and Perfection

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man’s world?* This compelling question opens the ‘about section’ of a website showcasing the new book, Wonder Woman: Sex, Power, and The Quest f...

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CGN’s Insider Report: Unexpected Beauty Reads

I love to read — I have since I was a young girl. I use books as an escape and as user-friendly educational tools. I am particularly fond of  autobiographies and biographies because most times I get a history lesson thro...


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How To Prep For Your Chat With Kate White

This evening CGN is delighted to host Kate White, former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, on #careergirlchat at 8:00 EST. In preparation, I’ve read her most recent book, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, listened to...