Two years ago a young woman came into my office for an interview. I was a manager of a large team at the time and I was looking to fill an open spot. This woman had a great resume and impressive skill set. Her people skills and polish were on point. She had one unusual thing though - she had just spent the last year skiing at 100 ski resorts around the world. Yep, she had that big, strange, scary gap on … [Read more...] about Should You Take Time Off? In Defense Of The Gap Year
Daily self-affirmations have totally become a thing. My Pinterest and Instagram accounts are blowing up with these positive messages. I like to think that they work but I can't really be sure. A new Carnegie Mellon study seems to say they do (with a small caveat). "There is evidence that self-affirmation can protect against the damaging effects of stress on problem-solving performance." … [Read more...] about 10 Daily Affirmations For Your Inner Girl Boss
I’m not afraid of controversial blog posts. Hopefully the below post sparks great discussion and does not offend. What is a woo girl? For those of you who are not die-hard How I Met Your Mother fans, a woo-girl is a type of girl who lets out an enthusiastic “woooo!” sound. A woo girl gets super excited about even the most mundane situations and is often friends with other girls who partake in … [Read more...] about Why Woo Girls Are Beating You at Life
15 Girl Boss Quotes & the Girls Who Inspire Them I'm a big fan of girl boss culture so I put together a list of my favorite girl boss quotes along with the bloggers and social media girl bosses who inspire them! 1 - Jasmine @ Jazzythings Jasmine was working for Nestle when she started her journey with fitness and nutrition. She documented her progress on her Instagram … [Read more...] about 15 Girl Boss Quotes & the Girls Who Inspire Them
This post discusses another difficult women in the workplace topic but hopefully it sparks good discussion and doesn't offend. Yesterday I had my first 1x1 with my new boss and she gave me a tip that I know all too well - don't offer to pickup food for the team. As I left the meeting, I was thinking about how interesting it was that we both independently came to the same conclusion. As a woman in business, … [Read more...] about Ladies, Don’t Order The Sandwiches!
As I ruminate over the possibility of accepting an offer from a great company and moving to the West Coat, I can't help but stress over the potential life change that would come with a move of that magnitude. I have a great life now. Friendly coworkers, a beautiful home, relaxed lifestyle, and most importantly a supportive fiancé. My fiancé and I have had many conversations about the move and we're still not … [Read more...] about Balancing Two Careers As The Female Breadwinner