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Kimora Lee Simmons Sets A Fabulous Example For Us All With $1 Million Scholarship

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 29, 2014

College Graduates

Kimora Lee Simmons made headlines last week in a way we’re not quite used to for former supermodels-turned-fashion-moguls/reality-TV stars. She announced to a classroom of 30 students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York that she was establishing a $1 million scholarship fund in her name. “I’m from St. Louis, Missouri, for those […]

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How Employer-Paid Egg-Freezing Could Help And Hurt Women

by Sabrina Rojas Weiss October 16, 2014

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When Apple and Facebook announced earlier this week that they are (or will soon be) offering female employees compensation for having their eggs frozen for nonmedical reasons, there was much rejoicing. This is one more way companies can make it easier to lean in (fittingly offered by Facebook, home of Lean In author and COO […]

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Big New Job? Find Out How One Young Worker Gained Respect

by Connie Mei October 15, 2014

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Gaining respect in the workplace is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if you’re young. When I was 24, an amazing opportunity came for me to work in a much larger role at a different company. I was excited, but also scared. At the time I had less than 3 years of work […]

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Leadership: Would You Rather Be Loved, or Feared?

by Lydia Loizides October 14, 2014

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There is a point in everyone’s career where you choose a style of leadership that falls into one of two larges buckets: lovable or feared. Interestingly, the two most important traits that we use to judge others by (especially our leaders) is “lovable” or “fearsome” they are. Thankfully research is now available that shows us […]

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How to Design Your Own Career

by Kate Wilson October 13, 2014

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If you find yourself feeling down in the dumps over your career, then it just might be time to take matters into your own hands. So many people fall into line and end up following the career paths that have been laid out for them. While we can all appreciate things like a steady paycheck […]

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Why My Graduate Degree Was Worth It, Even Though I Don’t Use It!

by Julie DenOuden October 10, 2014

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Every month when I sit down to pay my bills, I pause when I get to the one for my grad school loan. I pause to reflect on the reality that I am paying for something I no longer use. Sometimes it seems like I’m making a car payment for a car I no longer drive, […]

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How I Achieve a Good Work-Life Balance as a Working Mom

by Alexa Mason October 9, 2014

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Do you struggle to maintain a good work-life balance? I used to be the same way. After getting divorced in 2012, I knew that I had to quickly earn enough money to take care of myself and two daughters. I worked two day jobs and even threw a side business into the mix. I was […]

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How To Afford Networking When You’re Between Jobs

by Claire Murdough October 6, 2014

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When I left my first job intending to pivot and land the job of my dreams, I was convinced I could go at it alone. I’ll be the solo pioneer of my own career, I thought. I just need to pull up boot straps and find a way to get all those HR managers to […]

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How I Quit My Job at 30 and Started a Business

by Julie DenOuden October 3, 2014

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When I was four, I decided I wanted to be a teacher. As my peers changed their mind on a weekly basis about their intended profession, I held steadfast. I was going to be a teacher. I received lesson planning books and various other teaching supplies for birthday and holiday gifts. My siblings were designated […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Go Freelance

by Meredith Lepore October 1, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard, more people are freelancing today than ever before. According to a new study called “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” more than one in three workers — 53 million Americans — are now freelancing.  “Freelancing is the new normal — and this survey shows that America’s new […]

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How to Land Your First Managerial Role

by Lydia Loizides September 30, 2014

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Becoming a first time manager isn’t about hard work alone. It’s about hard work, preparation, planning and practice. Women are entering the workforce in droves but we are underrepresented in management. A McKinsey and Co. report found 53 percent of entry-level jobs go to women but are failing to climb the ladder in similar fashion. […]

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So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur? Why You Shouldn’t Cash in Your 401k

by Carrie Smith September 29, 2014

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Taking cash out of your 401k is all too tempting when you’re trying to fund a business idea as an entrepreneur. It’s probably one of the largest assets you own that can be leveraged to start a business. Still, you have to resist the urge to do so. Cashing out your 401k is dangerous and […]

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10 Unique Side Hustles You Should Consider

by Meredith Lepore September 27, 2014

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The side hustle is everything these days. Even with a steady job that pays the rent, your side hustle can help you chip away at debt (or even just have a little bit of fun!). It may be a passion that will eventually become your career, or it may just be a way to make […]

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Why I Left the City and Stopped Climbing the Corporate Ladder

by Alex London-Gross September 26, 2014

Trading Skyscrapers for Mountains

Growing up in a small town with narrow views of the world felt suffocating at times. I went to a small private school where I saw the same 50 or so faces every day, and the highlights of our weekends were either going to someone’s house to watch a movie or crashing another school’s football […]

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How to Balance Career and Motherhood

by Kirsten September 25, 2014

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I’m a rocket scientist; I have an aerospace engineering degree, with 10 years experience in the field. Over half my career was spent at NASA, supporting space missions and troubleshooting systems orbiting high above earth. I’m a smart gal, with a challenging career. When I first started working at NASA, I had a colleague whom […]

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The Best Jobs For Working Part-Time (and From Your Living Room!)

by Meredith Lepore September 21, 2014

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A lot has been written about the negative aspects of part-time jobs (including lower pay, less benefits, and fewer full-time positions available for job-seekers). These types of jobs are only increasing, though, and not all of them are terrible. In fact, some of them — especially for parents and freelancers — are incredibly appealing. Land one […]

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Student Loans 101: Pay Them Off or Start Investing?

by Jon Stein September 18, 2014

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When I talk to college students (or their parents), a common question often comes up: Is it more important to pay off student loan debt first or get started with investing? As the CEO of automated investing service Betterment, I’m a huge advocate for starting early. Time in the market is one of the biggest […]

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Why Quitting My Job Was the Best Thing For My Career

by Carrie Smith September 17, 2014

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“Winners quit all the time. They just quit the right stuff at the right time.” — Seth Godin The word “quit” can have such negative connotations. We all know the phrase, “quitters never win, and winners never quit,” after all. I don’t agree with this. From personal experience, I see quitting as having the opposite […]

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