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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?

How I Manage Entrepreneurialism And Mom-ism

I sort of hate the question always asked of professional women of “How do you manage it all?” My short answer is typically, “Barely. And sometimes only barely.”

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.

Me? Start a "For Women" Business?? It's Complicated...

We women don’t need our own investing platform, I argued. After all, there are plenty of platforms out there, plenty of products out there, plenty of advisors out there, plenty of financial education

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.

Event Recaps

Leadership Tips from The Global Leadership Summit

When leaders join together to get better, everyone benefits. At the Global Leadership Summit we heard some of the most inspiring stories of courage, grit and greatness. We learned that the world ne...

Why You Should Work As Though Your Kids Are Watching

Some years ago, right after we caught our breath from the financial crisis, I took my then-young-teenaged son to dinner to celebrate the end of the school year. He got to choose the restaurant; nat...

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 ...

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