In-Person Networking

Is Your Network as Strong as You Think It Is?

It’s been nearly two years since my husband and I left Minneapolis to embark on a new journey in our lives and careers in Chicago. I knew that in leaving Minneapolis, I was leaving a network of friends, colleagues, and co...

Women’s Conferences – How to Know Where to Go

The dread of most networking events, especially those that come with a hefty price tag is the question, “What’s in it for me?” Sure, you want to network. You want to meet new people. But is it worth the price ...

Ordering Wine in a Business Setting

Whether you’re seated at the head of the table or just along for the ride, at some point in your career, you’ll face the dreaded task of ordering wine for a large group of people. If you’re lucky, it will be s...


The Million Dollar Elevator Ride

It’s not often here at Career Girl that we recommend you read an article without at least giving you a snippet or quote from said article. This, however, is one of those times. And here’s why. In a recent article at...

Worth Equals Influence

Last week, Career Girl Contributor Marcy Farry brought us the article “Busyness Equals Worth?” In it, she talks about the tendency of our culture to equate busyness and general stress to value. Marcy encouraged us t...

The Power of Female Relationships

We’ve been busy the past two weeks looking at our negative self-talk and getting ahead of shame. To supplement our internal dialogue shift, I thought I’d talk about how female friendships turbo kick our ability to positivel...


Call Me Maybe? Not With This Text Package!

A recent article in Politico outlined the results of a survey of DC lobbyists and hill staffers, and the results are fascinating. As it turns out, lobbyists are finding it harder than ever to connect with hill staffers, and hil...

Finding and Joining a Board of Directors

The idea of women on Boards of Directors is a topic of high interest when we talk about the differences between men and women in the corporate sphere. In the corporate sector in the United States, only 16% of Board seats are he...

Why Women Need Women-Only Networks

Earlier this week, we talked about how to effectively network with men. But today, here’s another question: is there a benefit to removing men from networking all-together at times? I say yes, and one powerful woman agree...


Maintaining Manners: Business Etiquette and You

I recently read Kelly Eggers’ recent article for FINS.com from the Wall Street Journal called “The Young Professional’s Guide to Workplace Etiquette.” The entire article is absolutely worth a read, but m...