Tips to Get Ahead

Obvious to You. Amazing to Others.

One of the things I notice about women, almost across the board, is that we continuously second-guess our ideas. Is it good enough? Is it ready for prime time? Does it need more time to develop? Did someone already think of it?...

Working Wildly Outside Your Job Description: How Google and LinkedIn Get This Right

Google is renowned worldwide for its innovative policy of not just allowing, but requiring employees to spend 20% of their time on projects unrelated to their jobs. Google admits that some of its most innovative technologies ha...

Are You Reading the Wrong Books, Career Girls?

Recently, Amazon.com released its list of bestselling books in 2012, and while some of the books on it are stellar, while reading this list, one thing was clear to me: Career Girls, you’re reading the wrong books! Anyone ...


How To Stay Focused + Productive With Your Holiday To-Do’s

As we close in on the special days we celebrate, it can be easy to feel the stress that so often accompanies the holidays. How does one get all holiday things done…without being a tensed-up, clenched-up ball? Here are a f...

What’s a “Hot Job” and How Can You Get It?

The Washington Post, and a new report from Catalyst are finally starting to put our fingers on one of the major problems for women in business and the reasons women aren’t getting ahead as fast as men. And it’s not ...

Five Ways to Win Your Audience

As a successful career girl, public speaking will definitely be part of the job.  Whether you a presenting to the CEO, on a panel with your peers, or pitching to a client, this may cause anxiety for some.  If you were not bor...


From Dread to Delight: Get Creative and Take Control Of Your Holiday To-Do List

During the holiday season, there is a tendency to feel dread for the things that either a) need to be done or b) we just FEEL have to be done, but they don’t really. And the crazy thing is…we don’t typically attempt to th...

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...

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...


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...