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The Power of a Professional Brand and Why You Need One

I often work with people that brand products or services but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It’s time to take stock of your own brand.

Beyond Lean In: How to Achieve the Very Real Business Advantages of Diversity

by Sallie KrawcheckIn last week's news: The NFL bumbles through its reaction to charges of domestic abuse by its players. The Census Bureau announces that women are now paid 78 cents for every doll...

Top 3 Behaviors Founders Need to Change to Be Better Leaders

While founders can be inspirational to the growth of a venture or organization, if founder exceptionalism exists within an enterprise, it may hurt everyone in the long run.

When A Recruiter Unexpectedly Calls

You’re happily employed, and pick up your phone to find a recruiter on the other end. How do you maximize this call when you’re not actively looking?

Power IS a good thing

Let’s talk about power, Ladies.No! It’s not a bad thing, though we do often speak about it as if it were - a bad thing, and when we mention power in relation to women, the hue and cry that goes up ...

What I Learned from Angela Merkel and Other Powerful Women

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Like so many of us today, I find myself longing for wise elders and wise peers, women I can rely on for spiritual and practical inspiration.

Why Young Women Need to Negotiate, Now

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We think we’ll learn adeptness with age, which is true. However, if we don’t start advocating for ourselves at an early age, it will be more difficult to become proficient at doing this later in life.

Investing in Companies that Invest in Women

The best clue to a nation’s growth and development potential is the status and role of women. –David S. Landes, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

(Process) Rules Are Made to Be Broken

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It’s true. Rules are made to be broken. Even in the world of Process Improvement. “Wait, what?” you ask.

Six Tips to Ace Your First Business Trip

There’s no reason to look like Natalie, the neophyte business traveler Anna Kendrick portrayed in Up in the Air. Business travel does not have to be intimi...

Why more women need to run for political office.

In March, 2014 I quit my lucrative and fulfilling job as the Chief Procurement Officer for the American National Red Cross to run for the U.S. Senate in my home state of South Carolina.

Mothers Don't Tell Your Daughters You Can't Factor

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I read an article recently about a highly respected celebrity who helps her children with homework, but tells them that she can't help them with math. She offers to help with anything else, but, sh...