Category Archives: Transitions

Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What? | Podcast

Click Play below to listen.  In the wake of the #MeToo movement, cultural norms and workplace policies are evolving. And new questions and realities are starting to surface. Anecdotes of men avoiding women have started to proliferate. Some men wonder: Is it safe to take a closed-door meeting with a woman? Is it safe to mentor one? Join labor law leader Grace Speights for a forward-looking, 30-minute Q&A session about … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What?

Navigating the Workplace in a Post #MeToo World…Now What? Tuesday, September 25, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm Register Now

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Free Teleclass | Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Embrace Your Strengths

Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Embrace Your Strengths Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm Register Now Sponsored by

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Will You Face Downward Mobility When You Retire?

Many of us picture retirement as a time of ease. By then, the house will be paid off and the nest should be empty. Though there won’t be a paycheck to cover our bills, maintaining our lifestyle will cost less. The reality, however, is often reduced circumstances. “Our current retirement plans, including 401(k)s and IRAs, have failed,” says Teresa Ghilarducci, economics professor at The New School for Social Research and … [ more ]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Failure

If the thought of your biggest mistakes or failures makes you want to throw up, you’re certainly not alone. That’s how school teacher Jessica Lahey still feels when talking about the first draft of her New York Times best-selling book. “My editor said it was unpublishable and wanted to bring in a ghost writer,” says Lahey, who wangled a second chance, and after a lot of hard work, redeemed herself—and … [ more ]

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2017 Session | Transition and Land Your “It”!

Women hit a point in their career when they are unsure of which path to take next or even how to move ahead. For some, that inflection point comes mid-career or after a successful run; others are simply hopeful for a smooth return to the workforce after a child-rearing hiatus. Are you feeling stuck and trying to figure out what is next? Have you been out of the game and … [ more ]

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Career Advice from One of the Most Accessible Executives in Boston

By Christina Luconi, Chief People Officer, Rapid7 Chief marketing officer at Rapid7, Carol Meyers is a local legend in the Boston entrepreneurial community. She has played senior leadership roles at LogMeIn, Unica, Shiva, Lotus and GE, and she serves on the board of directors for Emarsys and MineralTree, as well as plays an advisor role to SocialRep and WordStream. Still, she feels she has not done enough. “I want to … [ more ]

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How She Got There: Pam Wickham’s Path to Becoming Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Raytheon

As you might guess about someone who says to use the shortened version of her name even in a published profile, Pam Wickham is as down-to-earth as people come. It’s probably no surprise, then, that she’s a native of western Massachusetts. Or that she has a pragmatic approach to life, balancing her passion for work with her desire to spend time with her family and friends. Two traits have held Wickham in good … [ more ]

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How She Got There: Micho Spring’s Path to Becoming Chair of Global Corporate Practice and New England for Weber Shandwick

Take a young woman coming of age in the 60s, when many careers were closed to her gender. Mix in political awareness from having fled communist Cuba as a child and add courage and flexibility from forging a new life with her family in New York. What you get: a college dropout, a 31-year-old deputy mayor of Boston, a top executive at one of the largest communications firms in the … [ more ]

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own Business

Planoly is Brandy Pham’s first tech startup, but not her first venture. That’s probably why the app for Instagram users already has almost half a million accounts since launching last year. “I’m still on a learning curve, but I definitely applied what I had figured out the hard way when starting a jewelry line,” says Pham, whose rings and necklaces were available at stores such as Henri Bendel and Anthropologie. … [ more ]

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