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Addicted to Busy: Your Blueprint for Burnout Prevention (Free Teleclass)

Addicted to Busy: Your Blueprint for Burnout Prevention Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:00-1:30pm EST Are you addicted to busy? Burnout is one of the fast growing professional obstacles people face, and it’s hitting high-achieving women hard. In this informative 30-minute session, Paula Davis-Laack, a stress and resiliency expert, will explore what burnout is, what causes it, and the warning signs you need to look out for. Participants will come away … [ more ]

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9 Ways the U.S. Women’s World Cup Win Makes the World a Better Place

You don’t have to be a soccer fanatic to understand how truly awesome the U.S. women’s World Cup win is. So you can have a full and fine appreciation, here, with help from our Facebook followers, are 9 ways the triumph raised the bar, shifted the paradigm, shattered the ceiling—and otherwise rocked:

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Exclusive Offer from Good Morning America’s Tory Johnson

Tory Johnson lived for nearly 40 years believing that if only she could lose weight everything would be perfect—only to discover that life doesn’t work that way. She finally did what had always been impossible: She lost 62 pounds in a year, and more since then. But rainbows and unicorns never appeared. While she’s incredibly proud of her ongoing weight loss journey—a gigantic reward itself—it took several subsequent personal and … [ more ]

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Courage Training for Civilians

On her third tour of duty in Afghanistan, rescue helicopter pilot MJ Hegar and her crew were Medevacing three American soldiers who urgently needed surgery when they took fire from a large belt-fed machine gun. Still, they lifted off, determined to save the wounded soldiers’ lives. But with their fuel lines hit, they had to crash land. Hegar, who sustained shrapnel in her arm and thigh, fought the enemy off … [ more ]

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What You Really Need to Do to Move Up

Do you undermine yourself when you talk? If you say “just” a lot (as in, just checking in or this will just take a minute), former Google executive Ellen Petry Leanse says yes. In her LinkedIn blog post, which got a lot of people talking this summer, she claims that women say the word a lot more than men, and that the tendency can undercut one’s clarity and credibility. “Using … [ more ]

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Negotiation Tips That Work for Women

Compared to men, women tend to be less successful at negotiating— especially compensation—not because we’re bad at it. But because “we simply don’t do it,” says Margaret Ann Neale, the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management at Stanford Graduate School of Business and author of Getting (More of) What You Want. “We’re socialized to want to be liked, and when we negotiate, we’re perceived as being demanding, greedy and not nice.” … [ more ]

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Small Attitude Changes, Big Money Impact

A fact of life they didn’t tell you middle school: You’ll likely be flying solo at some point during your retirement, if not at the start. “From the age of 65 to the end of life, most American women are single, and if they lost a partner, their standard of living drops,” says Kerry Hannon, a retirement and personal finance expert and author most recently of Love Your Job: The … [ more ]

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From Rancher’s Daughter to….

By Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dell Spending my youth on a horse and cattle ranch in Texas, I never imagined that my career path would lead me from the Peace Corps in Bolivia to leadership roles at the United Nations Foundation and now to my current job as Dell’s entrepreneur-in-residence, supporting entrepreneurial growth on a global scale. I mean can a girl with dirt on her boots end up as a … [ more ]

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The ABC’s of Having a Healthy Personal Brand in Social Media

By Sharifah Niles-Lane, Social Media Director, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Given the prevalence of social and digital media in our tech-savvy world, it should come as no surprise that what we share virtually can have a lasting impact on our identities, both on- and offline. Whether connecting with family, friends, co-workers or potential colleagues, many of us have grown comfortable posting a quick status update or uploading an image to send … [ more ]

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Best Reads for Staying on Top of Every Industry

Being in the know about news and trends is key to success in almost every field. In our first annual reading survey, 51% of respondents said that they read to stay up-to-date daily, while 33% said they read weekly, 11% said monthly and 5% said quarterly or infrequently. Here, in the spirit of collegial sharing, are the apps, blogs, newsfeeds, newsletters, periodicals, websites and writers recommended by survey respondents, and … [ more ]

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The Benefits of Cultivating a Community

By Marie-Claude Lamothe, Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Akamai Technologies Inc. We’ve all heard about the importance of diversity in the workplace and the challenges of attracting women to careers in technology. We know that greater diversity can improve innovation and productivity. At Akamai, one of our core values is collaboration and teamwork: We achieve success by bringing together the skills and ideas of all of our colleagues. Through collaboration, … [ 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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Congratulations to This Year’s Be the Change Award Winner!

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” -Mahatma Gandhi The Be The Change Award recognizes a Massachusetts woman who personifies compassion for her community and commitment to improving the everyday lives of those around her. This year’s Be The Change Award recipient rises above and beyond in the realm of community service through her commitment to changing the lives of homeless women … [ more ]

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Meet the 2014 Share Your Story Winner

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Share Your Story contest: Boston high school students Imanie Sampson (pictured) and Andrea Novelle-Ruddy, who submitted a video on behalf of Boston Community Leadership Academy, where they are students. With her inspiring tribute to the ripple effect of women helping women, Imanie has won $1,000, 10 speaker-authored books, and an entire table at this year’s Conference for her school. Her video was featured on the main stage on December 4th, … [ more ]

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Katharine Powell: “This Can’t Work…”

I work in an industry dominated primarily by men. I work in construction. No, I don’t wear a hard hat or Timberland boots, but I know amazing women who do. [ more ]

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My Moment with Maya Angelou

Fighting a cold before her historic appearance at the Clinton Inauguration, Maya Angelou needed some tea… by Marian Heard I first met Maya Angelou over tea. But not in the way you might expect. My husband and I were staying at the same hotel as she was for Bill Clinton’s first Inauguration, back in January of 1993. She was fighting a cold—and getting ready to deliver that amazing poem, “On … [ more ]

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Play (Yes, Play) to Your Strengths

Learning to goof off, have fun, and just be isn’t just a luxury, it’s a key ingredient in your life—and women need it most of all, a new book finds. By Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time A seminal work of leisure research by Eileen Green is titled Women’s Leisure, What Leisure? In her study of women’s free time in England, … [ more ]

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