Life After Five
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Busyness Equals Worth?

My entire life I have believed in keeping busy.  I had a job, school, friends, extracurricular activities.  In college there were often debates about who really had the most work to do; whose major was really the hardest.  Y...

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Techie Time Savers/Apps for Women in Business

Recently, Little Pink Book published their list of “Techie Time Savers” - and it inspired us to put our favorite apps, software, and online tools in one place to show you all the amazing tools you could be using to ...

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The Importance of Recovery

Unless you’re a distance runner, or watching Dr. Phil or Intervention, you probably don’t hear the word “recovery” very often in your day-to-day life. I certainly hadn’t heard this word outside of ...


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Changing (or Keeping) Your Name – How to Let the World Know

When I married my husband just over a year ago, I made it perfectly clear that I was keeping my name. I even posted about it on Career Girl – check out that article here, “The Name Change Decision.” Yet even a...

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The Real Voice of the Female Athlete

Sometimes you see a video, hear a commercial on the radio, or see an ad in print and it stops you in your tracks. That’s what this Nike video did for me recently. Here, Nike juxtaposes the voices and images of experienced...

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Women Will Outearn Men by 2024

There’s an infographic making its way around the web called “Women in Numbers.” And while the infographic is interesting and thought provoking in many ways, one statistic struck us as most important. 2024. On ...


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“When we know better, we do better.”

The incomparable Maya Angelou has a quote made popular by the arguably more famous Oprah Winfrey which is, “When we know better, we do better.” When I first heard this quote, it resonated.  I used it to relate to my client...

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Hey, That’s My Idea!

Stealing ideas. It happened in your 8th grade science project, it happened in your college Poli. Sci. course, and it’s happening now. Whether someone is entirely stealing your original idea or taking credit for an idea yo...

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Back to Work After a Holiday – Strategies for Success

It’s the day after the 4th of July, and inevitably you’re experiencing the “what day is it” blues. Today will feel like Monday, tomorrow like some weird kind of Thursday, and you’re in danger of sp...


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My Rate is My Rate

At the recent Tech Week Conference in Chicago, a “Women in Tech” panel featured Yesenia Sotelo, the Founder of Smart Cause Digital, a Chicago-based firm that builds digital infrastructure and implementation strategi...