Jae Lynn Rangel

Passionate advocate for the advancement and empowerment of women. Prior HR exec and co-founder of Ask Ajna - helping women find their voice in the workplace.

Workplace Dynamics Among Women – Competition versus Collaboration

Dynamics Among Women

I noticed an interesting phenomenon as I transitioned from the corporate world into the realm of entrepreneurism – when it comes to workplace dynamics among women, there’s a striking difference between corporate women and entrepreneurial women. I’ve worked in all different types of companies from large, global corporations to small, private companies and while they all have their challenges, ...[Read More]

Forget Materialism, Seek Contentment

Forget Materialism, Seek Contentment

A few weeks ago I had the great pleasure to hear Canon J. John, storyteller, teacher, motivator and communicator.  He’s an incredibly funny, wonderfully profound speaker and man of God.  He was speaking about the tenth Commandment – do not covet, which in today’s world could be called materialism.  As I listened, it struck me that his message is applicable to everyone no matter what your belief, c ...[Read More]

Possibilities Are Everywhere, What’s Holding You Back?

Possibilities Are Everywhere, What’s Holding You Back?

In the media this week, women’s equality has been a hot topic.  Sheryl Sandberg released her second book, Lean In For Graduates and on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, we acknowledged Equal Pay Day.  I use the term “acknowledged” because I don’t believe we should “celebrate” until the day in which women achieve pay parity with men is actually December 31.  There’s no doubt systemic changes are needed in go ...[Read More]

Women and Guilt, Is It Emotional Blackmail?

Women and Guilt, Is It Emotional Blackmail?

Do women really experience more guilt than men?  It’s hard to say.  What I do know is I always seem to experience more guilt than the men I encounter.  Aside from the mommy guilt, work guilt, daughter guilt, sister guilt, friend guilt, and societal guilt; I tend to procrastinate, am very outspoken and have little willpower when it comes to sweets – all adding to my burden of guilt. I often l ...[Read More]

Build Confidence By Faking It

Build Confidence By Faking It

Most of us are more attracted to people who exude confidence.  And, when given a choice, we’ll trust and believe in a confident person over someone who appears less confident.  That’s why so many politicians and executives seem to get away with a lot of crap.  Confidence is a key leadership attribute and a crucial ingredient for workplace advancement.  So, what should you do to build your confiden ...[Read More]

The Best Career Advice in a Word – Failure

The Best Career Advice in a Word – Failure

There are lots of books, blogs, and articles professing the latest, greatest or best career advice. But, when you dig down and really look at why some people are successful and others aren’t, it all comes down to how you deal with failure. We all want to succeed, to win, and to be recognized and acknowledged for being good at something. But as humans, everyone has some level of self-doubt, a pesky ...[Read More]