Posts tagged career
Not so great with self-care? Join our Instagram Live with Girls Night In 💆

To help me learn how to properly relax, I recruited the Queen of Self-Care herself, Alisha Ramos, the founder of Girls Night In. GNI is a weekly newsletter that gives reading recommendations and top tips on how to properly self-care.

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5 Things To Know About Salary Before You Ask For A Raise

Whether you’re asking for a raise or a promotion, discussing salary is complicated. Salary is more than just a number. It’s your value, your worth and your livelihood. It’s an emotional conversation that you don’t want to dive into without doing your own due diligence.

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Leaving Your Job Can Be Messy

As ambitious women of New York, even if you’re happy with your job, you always have your eye on the horizon. However, knowing when and how to get the heck out of your job, and onto the next one, can be a challenge – and potentially messy. That’s why this month we decided to dedicate our town hall (and follow up workshop) to the topic of departures, as bittersweet as they may be. 

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From Child Actor to Founder

Just the other day we took refuge from the heat inside the dimly lit café, Black Brick Coffee, in Williamsburg to meet with Claire Wasserman. Wasserman was already there when we arrived, sporting her trademark cat-eye and tapping away on her phone — no doubt strategizing and networking even on-the-go. Claire is a modern renaissance woman if there ever was one. She is also proof that – no matter what your parents said – Bill Gates isn’t the only successful college dropout. 

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Member Spotlight: Eva Goicochea

Eva's leap into the entrepreneurial unknown didn't happen overnight and after a few more stints of working for others, she finally went full-time to run her own design company, eg studio. Along the way, she also amassed a pretty sizable Instagram following. In our first Member Spotlight, we give you a sneak peek into Eva's world. 

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Just because it didn't work, it didn't mean you failed.

A lot of us often think, “What if I started a business..." or "What if I quit my job..." At our fourth town hall, we listened to women who shared their stories of turning those "What if's" to  “I’m doing it” and learned what it truly means to take the plunge.

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Stay Lit so Others Can See Your Fire

This is a recap of our Women & Money kick-off town hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Money is a tool. We should not associate it with our value as human beings. Tara Jones reminded us that “we need to break up with the idea that our financial worth and personal worth are the same thing." When we begin to see money as an external tool, rather than relating to it emotionally, we can feel more free to ask for what is fair. Negotiating a salary or raise can be transactional, and if we don’t get what we want, we do not have to feel personal rejection.

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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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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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