On the Ladder

So You Want to Write a Book?

All over America, there are men and women who have included “write a book” on their proverbial bucket list. Whether it’s a science fiction novel or a family memoir or a gripping suspenseful thriller, wanting t...

Must-Reads of 2012

In 2012, I read fewer books than any previous year. I think it’s because I chose quality over quantity. I read a handful of books so profound, creative, or life changing that I didn’t need to pick up the next top seller...

Things Everyone Should Master Before 40

The big 4-0 is a milestone for any woman. I still remember when VH1 created an entire special that lasted multiple days about Madonna turning 40. It was as if no one expected the Material Girl to make it to that point in her li...


Fitting In: How Important Is Company Culture?

It seems like a pretty simple question to me now, but up until just a few months ago, after a brief stint working for a recruiting agency, I had no idea just how much company culture mattered to everyone involved in the workfor...

The Power of a One-Sentence Journal

We’ve told you about happiness expert Gretchen Rubin before on Career Girl Network. Her work on the concepts behind happiness, specifically for women, are revolutionary, and her ability to convey the most important happin...

Less Than 30 Days to 2013: Are You Prepared?

Hey there, Career Girl! Wake up! It’s December! Do you know what that means? 2012 is….almost gone. Think back to the beginning of this year: Where did you spend New Year’s Eve? Where did you spend the first da...


Suddenly Managing People? Try These Tips

Today’s young women spend more time than ever before rising through the ranks of their career without actually managing staff. I told you recently about my own journey to becoming a boss and how I’ve managed to stay...

What It’s Really Like to Work from Home

My commute is pretty stellar: It’s about 15 steps from my bedroom to my office; 25 if I swing by the kitchen to guzzle a few gallons of coffee. I genuinely enjoy working from home, but it’s not necessarily the cakewalk that...

The Cyclical Reality of Challenge

LinkedIn blogger and organizational psychologist Dr. Maria Gottschalk eloquently talked in her most recent LinkedIn post about “The Dilemma of Challenge,” and her post was both thought-provoking and, oddly enough, c...


Mulligans and Recyclers — What I REALLY Want for Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: That time when we all give thanks for what we already have, then storm the malls for 30-ish days to buy more stuff. We’re constantly asked what we want for Christmas, then t...