On the Ladder

Perfectionism Be Gone

Let me just put it out there; I hate the word “perfectionism”. First of all, it implies that perfect actually exists outside the immaculately styled, edited, and professionally photographed worlds of Vogue and Elle Décor. ...

Power: You Have It

As human beings we are interested in power and understanding how power exists and of course, how we can obtain more power in our lives. Let’s face it: Most of our conflicts are power-based, meaning that when you get right...

A Convention Guide for Career Girls

Conventions and business travel can be hectic and harrowing for sure. But they can also be full of great opportunities to meet new people, see new places, push your comfort zone and learn more about your industry. As I plan my ...


Showing Appreciation

A few weeks ago companies all over the United States celebrated some variation of Administrative Professionals Day. Just this past week on May 6th we celebrated National Teacher Appreciation Day (a personal favorite for obvious...

Opportunity Arrives When You Least Expect It

A few weeks ago I was playing an intense game of Sudoku. I say intense because it wasn’t just one block of numbers, it was 4 blocks that overlapped each other. Luckily I was on a 4-hour plane ride and wasn’t going anywhere ...

3 Tips to Purposeful Failure

We have often been told to avoid the F word. Failure. For many of us Career Girls, we have been groomed for success and achievement. We have been told to work twice as hard to be seen as credible competitors in a world dominate...


Excuses, be gone! Once and for all

So you’ve got a presentation to do first thing in the morning Career Girl. You’ve been working your butt off on this project for a couple of weeks, getting all your ducks in order, crossing all your T’s, dotti...

5 Ways to Earn Respect by Setting Boundaries

One of the biggest mistakes female employees, at all stages of their careers, make is by thinking that they need to say “yes” to every project or request. Then, when they become the “go to” person who is expected to com...

4 LESSONS FROM THE BRILLIANT CAREER OF SHONDA RHIMES

Shonda Rhimes is probably one of the famous TV writers our time. Despite being a woman, and an African-American woman at that, Rhimes has broken through many barriers. In her early successes, Rhimes wrote the screenplay for Int...


3 Tips to Authentic Living

With the inundation of career advice books and websites promising the secret to success for women, it’s difficult to figure out the best course of action. Do we lean in? Lean out? Be “one of the boys?” Be feminists? Be fe...