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This Is the Future of Work

​In my 20s, I was an investment banker; in my 30s, a research analyst; in my 40s, I managed and led large, complex businesses; and now that I’ve enter...

Practical Thoughts on How to Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business can be very rewarding. But it’s definitely also a challenge. When I made the jump from being a corporate executive to an entrepreneur, I found my new role to be hard. I...

​How I Got Past "You Can't"

When I was a child, I told my (well-meaning, traditional, southern) mother that I wanted to be a pediatrician. Her response was that parents wouldn’t trust their children with a female pediatrician...

The Career Risk You Don't Know You're Taking

Career risk. When we think of this, we typically think of professionals leaving their jobs for a start-up. Or raising their hand for a promotion that they might not be ready for.

The Worst Start-Up Advice I've Gotten

“Don’t start Ellevest. You don’t want to limit your business to a niche market.” Women? A niche? Seriously?

Why You Should NOT Leave Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur

I went to a recent Ellevate Network event, at which we hosted a pretty prominent entrepreneur, who runs a VC-funded start-up that’s gaining some real traction. In other words, she’s “living the dream.

What Feedback Should You Ignore?

Some tried-and-true advice in business: ask for feedback. Particularly ask for feedback if you’re working in a job or on a skill that’s newer for you. And more particularly, ask for feedback if you’re

How I Made Peace With Not Being “Liked” By Everyone

When I was offered my first leadership opportunity, I recoiled from it. I was a Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein, and I was asked if I would consider becoming Director of Research.

Lessons From My (First) Career Break

A career break. It’s increasingly common, particularly among professional women. More than half of Ellevate Network members report having taken one. Another 11% plan to at some point.

That Time I Got Promoted — and My Mentor Combusted

That Time I Got Promoted — and My Mentor Combusted by Sallie Krawcheck...

The Handful of Smart Things I Did as a Working Mom

By Sallie KrawcheckI’ve made any number of mistakes as a mom, as my kids are only too happy to note. My personal favorite was the time that, from a business trip in Chicago, I decided my daughter w...

3 To-Do’s to Close A Gap That Matters

By Sallie Krawcheck In a recent post, I laid out why the retirement savings crisis is also a woman’s crisis. Viewed through this lens, the range of solutions to the crisis shift from “pretty much ...