On the Ladder

4 Ways to Show Gratitude In the Workplace

As millennials, we are often labeled as entitled, narcissistic young people who want everything handed to them on a silver platter. Though we’re pounding the pavement armed with our college degrees, critiqued resumes and a kn...

3 Tips to Be Brave

Merida from Disney’s Brave seemed to herald a “new” type of Disney princess – her story wasn’t about finding her true love, but about her managing societal and familial expectations while staying t...

Dealing with Difficult People

How many of us have had to deal with “difficult people” in our day to day lives? You know, THAT person, the one that makes you want to claw at the walls and roll your eyes. I’m willing to guess that many of us have had to...


3 Tips To Be Direct

We often talk about the need to be honest, open, and direct. No beating around the bush. If you got something to say, say it. However, it seems that Career Girls either get knocked down for being too indirect and passive or to...

Maximizing MOOCs: 5 (Free!) Online Classes for the Fall

Its time to admit that we are on our own for professional development. Many of our employers have been forced to cut costs down to the basics (including raising health benefits and eliminating 401ks.) Gone are the days in which...

Tips for Maximizing Your Workspace

I work in a shared closet (see above). No, not figuratively – my office space is a converted college chemistry department supply closet. Luckily, I have a fantastic office mate who is not only a close (literally and figu...


Competition in the Workplace

If you’re reading this, you’re probably pretty competitive in nature. You read the latest career guidance in order to stay focused, you pay attention to how professional you appear, and you’re on the fast track to success...

Make Mornings Manageable

During the school year I am an early riser. We’re talking 5/5:30am and when my students hear this they groan and follow with something along the lines of: “That’s way too early for me.”  I’ll tell...

A Real-Life Career Girl: Interview with Shauna Mackenzie, CEO of Best Kept Self

I came across Shauna Mackenzie through an obvious form of free advertising, social media and became intrigued after reading about her and her business savvy career. She may be best known for her work in image consulting, but Ma...


Want Better Meetings? Follow This One Golden Rule

  There are days were I feel like meetings will be the death of me. One after the other, each sit down adds to the to-do list, and then cruelly cuts into the time I need to actually do the work. Though useful to push proje...