Monthly Archives: April 2015

Inspiration Central: Four Questions for Madam Chair

By Minita Shah-Mara, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius “The career advice I would give women is the same advice I would give any man,” says Jami McKeon, the first woman to lead Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in its 142 years. “Work hard. Be yourself. Dedicate yourself to excellence. Understand the value in building relationships and establishing personal networks early on. Be enthusiastic. And be gritty—have passion and perseverance.” As global chair, … [ more ]

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“My First Mentor Changed My Life”

By Lakecia Gunter, Chief of Staff, Intel Labs When I first joined Intel, my manager went out of her way to help me quickly build my network at the company. A 27-year veteran at the company, Pam Lusardi gave me a list of people to meet immediately and sent personal notes of introduction to start the dialogue. I affectionately call this initial small group of seasoned, smart and successful employees … [ more ]

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‘My Guiding Career Advice: Be There and Be Prepared’

By Barbara Baffer, Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications, Ericsson North America Often it is the simple and basic life lessons that can grow your skills and accelerate your career. As a child, my mother always impressed upon me the importance of getting a job and making money, which was especially important for me because I was a girl. I wondered, “How am I going to make money?” Lessons … [ more ]

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What Would You Have Done In Ellen Pao’s Shoes?

The upside to Ellen Pao’s lawsuit against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins: It brought workplace sexism out into the open, making it part of the national conversation for several weeks. But even after the court ruled against Pao, women everywhere continued to talk about the subtle and not-so-subtle forms of sex discrimination that take place in the office. What’s the best way to handle them? Could Pao have stood up … [ more ]

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Micro-Workouts: The Secret of Busy, Fit Women

Sure, hour-long workouts are great if you have the time. But for the other 362 days of the year, you need to exercise more efficiently. Hello, Micro-Workouts! “The idea, backed by science, is that if you work out smarter, you don’t have to work out longer,” says Chris Jordan, director of exercise physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute and creator of the original 7-minute workout that was … [ more ]

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Exclusive Interview: DKNY PR GIRL Gets Advice-y

Alert TMZ! Aliza Licht, aka DKNY PR GIRL, has a past: The smart, funny and oh-so au currant voice on Twitter was once a science geek. “It’s true—I majored in neurobiology and physiology in preparation for medical school,” says Licht. But before she got there, she realized her true calling was for a career in fashion—and after a few years in magazines and almost 17 years at Donna Karan International, … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass: Take Control of Your Financial Future

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How to Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty

How to Set Boundaries Without Feeling Guilty Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:00-10:30 AM (PDT) REGISTER HERE

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Podcast: Stand Out As a Natural Leader with Joanna Barsh

What enables some talented people to rise to the top and live their full ambitions at work and in life, while others stop short? No matter what stage you are currently at in your career, or what level of leadership you aspire to, this 30-minute talk will equip you with the tools to unlock your own “Centered Leader” and achieve more positive impact at work and outside it. Listen to the … [ more ]

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CFW SURVEY: ‘I Care’ and the Other Reasons You Do ‘Office Housework’

Editing a colleague’s report, taking meeting notes, refilling the printer paper tray—the non-job-description stuff you do at work to help someone, your team or the company at large has a name. “Office housework”—and as at home, the bulk of it falls to women, who mostly do it to little acknowledgment, let alone acclaim, reported Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in a recent New York Times article. What’s more, they say, … [ more ]

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