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5 Innovative Ways to Find a Mentor

Did you January is National Mentor Month? If you don’t yet have a mentor or you’ve been meaning to reach out to a current or past mentor, now is the time to jump start those relationships! My friends over at Citi...

Why You Should Never Say “Piece of Cake”

Someone once told me that the key to building a great reputation in business is simple: under promise and over deliver. Unfortunately, this concept isn’t as easy as it seems, especially for women. Women tend, on a global ...

Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary in 2013 (Part III)

In this final post of the 3-part series, I’ve got three words for you to think about! (If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part I and Part II of this series. They will be a helpful and introduce you to wh...


Getting a Raise When You Don’t Have a Boss.

When I made the decision to turn down “real” job offers in favor of self-employment, the lack of structured promotions and raises was a major drawback. Was it the money? Who doesn’t want the chance of 2% more ...

Slideshare: What Is It and How Can You Use It?

Every now and again, a new “social network” or “business tool” comes up that we think, “What’s that for?” I had this experience with Instagram a while back and wrote about it, and have ...

The 40-30-30 Rule: The Risk Taking Equation That Can Change Your Life

Risk. It’s a word that gets thrown around often in business, and in life. Are you taking enough risks in your career? Not enough? Is taking a pay cut for that new job a risk? Will it payoff with a great reward in the futu...


Dangerous “Four Letter Words” for Women in Business

Recently, my dear friend and Step Up Women’s Network’s Chicago Managing Director wrote “Call Me the F Word” on her Today’s Chicago Woman blog. The “F Word” in this case? Feminist. She c...

The Success Indicator

This gem of an infographic has been floating around Facebook and Pinterest the last few weeks, and we simply had to take the time to show it to all of you, just in case you missed it. These are great rules to input into your 20...

Career Advice from The Bachelor

Nearly everyone in the country has an opinion about The Bachelor and Bachelorette franchise on ABC. And whether you love it, hate it, or love to hate it, millions of Americans have watched as 16 bachelors and 8 bachelorettes ha...


Words to Eliminate From Your Vocabulary in 2013 (Part II)

Your words have power. So we’re digging into Part II of our three-part series to eliminate specific words from your vocabulary. (If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part I of this series. It will be a helpf...