Do you talk politics at work? We hear about free speech all the time, but what happens when your boss overhears you talking about a subject that flares tempers on both sides? As we approach the midterm elections in November, there are always hot button issues (and candidates) that get the blood boiling. In Texas, there is a gubernatorial race that will surely bring out the liberal feminist in me. ...[Read More]
Remember when you were a child and you dreamed about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Have you followed that dream or have you just let your career happen? We generally start off with good intentions, then life intervenes and your career plan (if you even had one) gets lost along the way. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re a seasoned veteran whose career detoured years ago ...[Read More]
Thanks in part to the Carrie Bradshaw character on Sex and the City, almost every girl dreams of being a smart, stylish fashionista. Unfortunately, some take their fashion way too seriously or worse too far. The result – some major fashion don’t’s. When it comes to work, what does your wardrobe say about you?
The often repeated Madeline Albright quote warns, “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women”. She said this in 2004 at a Wellesley panel. It also was a very popular quote on a Starbucks cup. The quote has been used by everyone from Sarah Palin to Katie Couric, to Taylor Swift. Why is it so popular? Almost everyone will say they’ve been the recipient of those evil ...[Read More]
Since women are still running to catch up to men in terms of pay and opportunity, one thing is for sure – shooting yourself in the foot along the way certainly won’t help you win the race. Women often limit, even sabotage, themselves at work without even knowing it. Here are three ways to jump start your career, and at the same time, avoid some common mistakes women make.