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Killer Career Advice From Women Who Lead By Example

Last week, we brought you some of the best advice executives had ever been given – a quick glimpse into the “secret lives of CEOs.” Because really, who doesn’t want to hear more advice from truly powerfu...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...


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...