On the Ladder

The Smart Way vs. Sick Day

It’s funny how backwards we operate sometimes. And since everyone else is working the system in reverse, it seems normal. This is the case with being sick. We get sick, and then we take medication to get better. We gain weigh...

5 New Skills Every Woman Needs to Succeed at Work

One of our awesome CGN readers sent this article from Oprah.com and CNN, “The 5 New Skills Every Woman Needs to Succeed at Work.” And while all five skills rock (go over there now and check them out), we’re hi...

Do Your Mind A Favor: 3 Powerful Keys to Stay Clear and Focused

Let’s get right to it! Listed below are sure-fire tips that promote a clear and sharp mind… 1 – Become Aware of Your Thoughts It doesn’t always feel like there is a separation between our mind and soul, but there is. Th...


Boss Driving You Crazy?

When you have a leader in your life that inspires and motivates, work can feel like you’ve hit the jackpot. On the other hand, we’ve all had that boss that makes your entire life a complete hell. If you find you are spendin...

Fairness is Fun!

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a session for entrepreneurs about splitting equity between investors. And in the middle of the session, I had an a-ha moment. When it comes to equity, everyone involved in starting a business j...

3 Steps to Financial Security

It’s near the top of just about every Career Girl’s list of goals: I want to be financially secure. But what does that really mean? It seems like the needle is always moving on how much or what conditions. I like to say tha...


Don’t Call Me Sweetie

There’s an annoying trend in women’s professional interactions that has been driving me insane for a long time. It’s the tendency to call one another “honey, sweetie, darlin’, sweetheart.” An...

The Fine Art of Calling in Sick

CareerBuilder.com recently published a hilarious list of “The Most Unusual Excuses for Calling in Sick.” They included: Employee’s sobriety tool wouldn’t allow the car to start Employee forgot he had been hired ...

Becoming a Recovered Perfectionist

Hello, everyone. My name is Rebecca. And I am a recovering perfectionist. Here’s my story: I first became addicted to being perfect when I was a little girl. Oh the sweet satisfaction of seeing Mom and Dad’s smiles as I too...


When You Should Stop Faking It Til You Make It

We’ve all heard the term “fake it til you make it.” Recently, we even brought you a TED Talk about how your own body language can help you “fake it” and your mind will follow. While none of us want...