Posts tagged advice
How to get over your fear of negotiating

Throughout the town hall meeting, the women on the panel told stories of how they negotiated the price of a product to investors, their admission into college and what it was like to be on the other side of the table during negotiations. The common theme? Fear.

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My boss only wanted to hire "pretty girls" and I didn't speak up

I was one of the few women in the production crew. If the office hierarchy could be illustrated by a totem pole, I would have started out as one of the unglamorous but sturdy animals, like a beaver or a squirrel, the ones providing a fortifying nutritional base for the larger, sexier predators like eagles and foxes. The upper reaches consisted of all white dudes. 

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I'm a work-from-home mother and I'm guilty AF

Six years ago, I made it my mission to enter the freelance world. My husband and I knew we wanted a child, so I set out to find work from home. My rationale was simple: “Why be away from my child 60+ hours of the week, when I could be home and be a doting mother while crushing it!” Easy, right?

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Feeling burnt out? Ways to cope when meditation isn't your thing.

Over time I began to understand how a meditation and yoga practice were not just an escape; the lessons from these practices could be incorporated into the “real world” –including work—without necessarily adding in a lengthy seated meditation practice or yoga poses in the middle of the work day

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Stop sabotaging yourself

My constant worrying about the “what ifs” and “buts” is a common part of the female ethos, one that makes up so much a part of our social and political identity, it’s difficult at times to even identify a separate sense of self, and one that has the grim potential to make us question our own abilities and ideas to the point of self-sabotaging.

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My younger self was scared of the future; here are the things I would tell her.

We don’t always see ourselves in the same way others see us, and, in my opinion, viewing ourselves with an alternative perspective it is the best way to grow. Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone can be difficult at times, but the benefits will last you your whole life.

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How a Stolen Passport Changed One Woman's Journey

We sat down with Creative Director and Designer, Lucia Orlandi, to discuss what it's like making the transition to New York as an immigrant and creative. Get to know a bit about Lucia before she shares her personal reinvention story at our town hall in New York City on Thursday, March 9, 2017. 

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