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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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How She Got There: Renee Connolly’s Path to Becoming Head of Global Communications and Corporate Responsibility at MilliporeSigma

Renee Connolly (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Massachusetts Conference for Women)Surviving the loss of your mom when you’re young doesn’t just make you stronger. It also makes you focus on what’s important early on and gives you clarity on your purpose in life when most of your contemporaries are still searching for a purpose. In other words, it makes you grow up pretty quick.

This was the case for Renee Connolly, whose non-smoker mom died from non-small cell lung cancer just as Connolly was about to start her senior year in college. “I wanted to stay home and help take care of my brother, who was in grade school, but Dad insisted that I finish my degree,” Connolly recalls. “It was important to my mom that I graduate since she never had the opportunity to go to college.”

Sticking it out would become a theme to Connolly’s career, as would wiser-than-her-years decisions. Here’s her path, and the lessons she learned along the way, to becoming the head of global communications and corporate responsibility at MilliporeSigma. Read More

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When Bad Bosses Happen to Good People

A bad boss.If you’ve never had a bad boss, you must have spent your career…self-employed! Unfortunately, managers who are incompetent or otherwise awful are a fact of working life. Indeed, a whopping 568 of you responded to our call for bad boss stories and the lessons you learned from the experience. Read these cringe-worthy tales—and commiserate.
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Career Moves: Ask These Two Questions Before You Leap

Sara-DiVelloUnfortunately, you don’t have to love your job to be good at it. Sara DiVello had gone into public relations thinking she could make a living and write, her true passion. “At first, I got caught up in the cool factor of working at a big company, in the fancy skyscraper—I felt like I was Melanie Griffith in Working Girl! But as I advanced up the ranks, I got lost in the busy-ness and daily pressures of the job,” says the former PR executive at a Fortune 500 company. Read More

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How to Know When You’ve Outgrown Your Job and Other Lessons Learned on the Way to the C-Suite

anne-marie slaughterSenior advisors to Cabinet members aren’t usually known for causing big stirs, but that’s exactly what happened when, in 2011, Anne-Marie Slaughter left her dream job as director of policy planning at the State Department and returned to an academic career that gave her more time for her family. Slaughter wrote about her decision in an essay that got people talking, “Why Women Can’t Have It All,” and now president and CEO of think-tank New America, she continues the conversation in her new book, Unfinished Business. She took some time out of her schedule to share with us the life and work lessons she has learned along her path. Read More

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The Right Way to Jump Career Tracks

Jessica BacalWhether you just started a career or are three promotions into it, chances are you will be doing something different when you reach retirement age. “Career paths aren’t what they were for our grandparents and parents who climbed the ladder at one company or in one field,” says Jessica Bacal, director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College and author of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong. “Things are changing so fast now because of technology, that often, all you can do is build skills and follow your interests.” Make your next move smoothly with her advice. Read More

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4-Week Training Plan for Taking a Leap of Faith

Loder, VanessaIf you want a bigger job but haven’t gone after it, or you dream of doing something entirely different but have stayed put, you’re not a coward. You’re only human. Fear is a protective mechanism, and whether it’s a fear of lions or the fear of failure, “it can feel so real we think we’re going to die,” says Vanessa Loder, a former investment banker who is now an executive coach, founder and CEO of Akoya Power and co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement. Here’s how to free yourself from the fear that’s holding you back from jumping, leapfrogging or otherwise bounding after your dreams. Read More

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Finding Opportunities in Times of Change

Witte, LisaFeaturing Lisa Witte, Vice President and General Manager, Portable Analytical Instruments, Thermo Fisher Scientific

The ability to navigate change in today’s unpredictable business world is a skill that can help give you a leg up and advance your career. “Navigating change can involve making tough decisions and not being afraid to take risks,” says Lisa Witte, vice president and general manager of portable analytical instruments at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Here, she provides her perspective on how to ride the waves of change and come out on top. Read More

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Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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Podcast: Mentoring Millennials with Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey PollakLindsey Pollak, often called a “translator” among the generations, shares her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s 20-somethings in this 30-minute recording of her recent teleclass.

Listen below (or read the transcript) to pick up some actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers.

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