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Alumna or Alum-NO? How Involved Should You Be With Your Alma Mater?

  Last weekend, I spent time with about 60 professional women while mentoring nearly 100 teen girls with Step Up Women’s Network. In one session, mentors opened up about their own college experiences and the advice t...

Using LinkedIn’s New Thought-Leaders Feature

On October 2nd, LinkedIn unveiled its newest feature – thought leaders. Now, you can follow everyone from President Barack Obama to Melinda Gates and Richard Branson. They’ll post LinkedIn specific content in the form o...

Finding a Male Mentor

Here at Career Girl Network, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of female mentoring, sponsoring, and supervisory relationships. The notion of women helping women is key when we’re talking about changing the rat...


7 Reasons You Might Be Obnoxious and Inauthentic

The above photo was the look on my face and the face of the friend at a networking event recently when one or two attendees were being, for lack of a better word, obnoxious. I didn’t have to tell my friend what I was thin...

6 Ways to Tell Someone is Slimy (If It’s Not Already Obvious)

We’d like to think it’s easy to spot someone who’s going to take advantage of us – someone who is “slimy.” We’d like to think they all look something like the guy above – bad hair, bad cl...

Treat Everyone as an Expert. They Might Be.

Lou Adler’s LinkedIn blog recently talked about preventing hiring mistakes. He leads us through the reasons hiring managers often “count out” candidates. And this piece of advice stood out: Treat people you do...


What Board Service Is….And Isn’t

We’ve told you in the past how finding and joining a Board of Directors can not only enhance your career path, but build a stronger network, and it give you an opportunity to exercise your skills in a new area. Many Board...

Finding a Formal Mentorship Program

In my best Sally Struthers infomercial voice: “Do you want to find a mentor? Sure. We all do.” And while there’s no $1 per day way to get the best mentor for you, there are ways beyond LinkedIn and your person...

Body Language Can Help You Fake It ‘Til you Make It

Today, notice your body language when your emotions go up and down. When your boss annoys you, are you crossing your arms, slouching? When you’re excited, are you leaning forward in anticipation? Sure, we all know our bod...


Aaaand Break! — Build Your Team For Professional Success

In my past life as a sales manager, I used to pose a question to my new sales staff members while they were in training: on the path to success, what is a salesperson’s biggest obstacle? They would think for a moment befo...