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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...

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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...

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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...


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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 ...

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How to Further Your Career During Grad School

On Wednesday, I gave you a few questions to ask yourself before deciding whether or not to return to the classroom. If you’ve decided to apply or are already in graduate school, the next step is to make the most of the years ...

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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...


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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...

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Is Graduate School Right for You?

Maybe you’re looking to change careers or you just want to move up in your industry. Whatever the reason, graduate school has come up as a possible next step, and you have to weigh your options. You don’t want to spend the ...

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When it Comes to Goals, Don’t Tell Your BFF

Recently, I had the pleasure of being in the audience for a speech given by Lior Zoref, an expert on crowdsourcing and a speaker at the 2012 TED Conference. You may not know a lot about TED (except that Career Girl Network post...


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The Two Lists Every Woman Needs For Optimal Productivity

We LOVE to keep lists, don’t we?! There’s nothing wrong with that IF you know what you’re doing when you create your lists. Yes, there is an art to list making. But don’t worry – it’s super simple! The Two Types O...