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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...

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Social Media and You with Step Up Women’s Network

I spent last Saturday with a group of women and girls who embody empowerment and passion – the women and girls of Step Up Women’s Network Chicago. I’m on the Board of Directors of Step Up’s Chicago Chapt...

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About.me – The New Online “You” Tool

Every now and then, a new “hot” “social media” site comes around and you think, “How long will this stay around?” And the reason I put “social media” in quotes is because, I think...


Board-table

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...

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Three Things You Shouldn’t Tweet

Today’s “Three Things You Shouldn’t Tweet” comes from Harvard’s “Management Tip of the Day” – if you don’t already, definitely follow them via email, Facebook, Twitter, etc....

womenonly

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...


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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...

Businessmen

Hunting and Gathering: Networking with Men

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had an experience I’m not too egotistical to admit was….scary and uncomfortable, to say the least. I attended an event made up of largely tech start-up CEOs – I thought, “Wo...

LinkedinMap

Map Your Network

LinkedIn Labs is a little known LinkedIn initiative where employees of the company are encouraged to develop projects and experimental features to enhance LinkedIn. Recently, I stumbled upon one of their newest features –...


118 seconds

You Have 118 Seconds

I love Harvard Business Review’s “Management Tip of the Day” – here’s a good one. The average length of an elevator ride in New York City is 118 seconds. If you use that as a guide, it means you’...