Tips to Get Ahead

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...


It’s Time for New Rules

Each of us lives by a set of rules, or values, which dictate the choices we make. All of our thoughts and consequent actions are based around those rules that we have for ourselves. If you’ve ever done a white elephant gift e...

It’s All About the Book Releases, Baby!

Every year, there are hundreds of thousands of books published worldwide. It’s likely that each year thousands of those books are written for women in business. But the thing is, Career Girls are busy! We don’t have...

Last Minute Tips and To-Do’s for Tonight’s Big Party

You’ve made it through the religious holidays of the season, and you’re ready to get your party on for that one holiday that will never be politically incorrect. The one you can wish everyone a happy night with, and...


Refinery29’s How to Be Blissfully Happy in 2013

At the end of any year, you may have certain goals. To make more money, to find new friends or relationships, to enhance your career. But wouldn’t all of that be trumped by being able to say you were “blissfully hap...