Ms. Career Girl

7 Reasons You Want to Lead “Like a Girl”

Ms. Career Girl

The following is adapted from F*ck the Glass Ceiling: Start at the Top (and Stay There) as a Feminine Entrepreneur. Have you ever heard someone say “you throw like a girl”? Chances are, it wasn’t a compliment.

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Age is Just a Number: Don’t Let it Hold You Back!

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Age is just a number and we should never use it to define who we are. Unfortunately, we do. We are victims of society’s bias about aging; a society that tells us that our age determines our competence, our stamina, our ability to learn new things, our marketability, our self-worth.

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4 Practical Tips To Make a Full-time Income Without Working Full-time

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It seems like more and more people are hopping on the entrepreneurial bandwagon and becoming their own boss—and it makes sense! The 9-to-5 business model doesn’t work for everyone.

2021 181

4 Ways to Live Your Best Life Every Day in 2021

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If 2020 has taught us anything; it is that life is unpredictable. I’m sure that most, if not all, of the goals you set for yourself in December of 2019 went completely out the window by February 2020. Well guess what? That is okay.

2021 179

How a Bi-Racial C-Suite Duo Take On Workplace Mistreatment

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Career workers speaking out against workplace harassment and mistreatment are increasing, which means pressure for the companies reaping the fruits of their labor.

2021 151

10 Books to Read if You Feel Like Escaping 2020

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With September finally here, it’s time to break out some stories that can make you feel as if you’re in another world. Here’s our picks of books to read that are full of self-discovery and help break you away from the odd world of 2020. Even if just for a little while!

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Twelve of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall

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Most will probably agree that summer 2020 has been the longest, most difficult summer ever. But now we can look forward to a new season as fall is upon us! And with a new season, comes new books! We’ve got a couple celebrity authors here – actor Lou Diamond Phillips and celebrity doctor Ian K.

2020 274

Hot New Titles For Your Winter Reading List

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Winter is fast approaching, and there is no better way to spend this season that by curling up with a great new book. From romance, to poetry, to thoughtful YA, and women’s fiction there is something for everyone on this winter reading list! Chasing North Star by Heidi McCrary.

2020 229

5 Strategies to Make the Most of a COVID Job Market

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Thankfully, 2020 is finally over. That said, many of us might still be reeling from the economic devastation caused by the pandemic and this is as good a time as any to start resolving to get our finances in order.

2021 144

Domestic Violence: Walking Out of The Darkness

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You are walking down the street and notice a woman walking beside you. She is holding a little girl’s hand who can’t be a day older than four. The girl yammers away, talking about fruit loops and art class, asking her mother why they are in such a hurry.

2020 188

5 Strategies to Make 2021 Your Breakthrough Year

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We’ve all heard enough about 2020, right? Time to pivot and focus on making 2021 your breakthrough year.

2021 181

Tips for Pursuing a Career in Finance

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People like to say money makes the world go ‘round, so it’s a fascinating career for many people. If you want to dive into personal finance or the world of public funding, these tips for how to pursue a career in finance can help.

2021 137

Facing Fear And Taking On That Career Change

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There is a major difference between the woman who dreams and the woman who takes action and makes her dream become her reality. The first woman will die with regret because she never pushed through her fear to make the move or change needed to achieve her dream.

2020 185

Building Healthy Boundaries When Everyone Works at Home

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2020 has led to a remarkable shift in how people live their lives. Commutes and school buses have been left behind. Cubicles and classrooms have been replaced with home offices and studies.

2020 172

‘Tis The Season for Self-Care

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Self-care is never more important than during the holiday season. As much as you want to make the holidays special for everyone in your life, you need to stop and remind yourself that you deserve a great holiday season too and the key to that is to give yourself a break.

2020 185

Sexual Harassment Claims by “Less Feminine” Women Perceived as Less Credible

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Biases could prevent non-stereotypical women from legal protections, study says.

2021 144

For Feminism, Basically

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My initial understanding of feminism crystallized one fall day in my junior year of high school, in 1968, when I met Anne Sexton on the back porch of our house in Hanover, New Hampshire. My father had invited Anne to read her poetry on the Dartmouth College campus (then all male).

2020 237

The Gift of Reading: Books For Everyone on Your List

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It’s officially the holidays… Well, close enough to start your gift buying anyway! Books are the perfect go-to gifts for your friends and family. We’ve started our list of great books for everyone on your list !

2020 179

You Can Recover From Setbacks – Here’s How

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a newbie to the workforce or a seasoned pro, facing setbacks in your career can be devastating and hard to bounce back from.

2020 200

How to Balance Being a Mom, Wife, and Working Professional

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How many times have you looked at some flawlessly dressed woman, with a seemingly blissful marriage, picture-perfect kids, and an amazing career, and said to yourself, I don’t know how she does it ? These women might make everything seem easy. But we know it isn’t.

2021 151

How to Harness the Power of Positive Thinking During Your Job Search

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I begin most resume writing projects with a get-to-know-you phone call with a prospective client. It is during this call that I always ask this question: “What are you doing now and what are you hoping to transition into?”.

2020 216

Quitting the Blame Game: 5 Ways to Tame Your Need to Blame

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How do you behave when something goes wrong? Do you a) pause to gauge your part in the matter, accept responsibility, and move toward a solution? Or do you b) immediately look for someone else— anyone else—to blame?

2020 188

7 Quick Fitness Tips For The Busy Career Woman

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The day looks something like this. Wake up, get dressed, throw some makeup on, drink 1 st of many cups of coffee, and off to work and meetings. Lunch, eaten at your desk might look like whatever is in the vending machine, and we forge on with phone calls and more meetings.

2020 200

10 Romance Novels You Need to Cuddle Up with This Fall

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Romance novels. The excitement of a new love, the passion, the fights, the fall-out, and the reconnection. There may be a formula, but when it comes to romance novels that get the heart racing and the pulse surging, you know you’ve got a good one.

2020 205

8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

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If you lost your job during the pandemic, you might consider switching fields. The workforce has changed, and continuing to cover your bills requires flexibility. It’s a challenging transition, but you’re up to the task.

2020 226

Insights about China I Gained as an American Journalist

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Why should any of us look behind the next hill, or across the border, or across the ocean, into the warm living rooms of people who don’t look or think or talk as we do?

2020 207

4 Simple Practices to Make Your Workday More Productive

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Melissa Steginus is a productivity and wellness specialist and author of the new book, Everyday Mindfulness: 108 Simple Practices to Empower Yourself and Transform Your Life.

2020 185

New Year’s Resolutions: Make Real Changes in 2021

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It’s January – time for New Year’s resolutions – and especially after surviving 2020, many of us are looking for a change. Some have no choice. We have lost jobs, businesses, or loved ones, and we need a new start. Others have the luxury of choosing.

2021 144

How a Positive Workplace Culture Benefits Your Physical and Mental Health

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In today’s competitive business environment, whistling while you work might feel more like something out of a Disney movie than actual workplace reality. But the truth is that a positive work environment is more than a fantasy. And it’s definitely not a luxury.

2020 168

Sixteen Tips To Make Your Life Better – TODAY

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It’s been a pretty rough year, don’t you think? I surely do. There’s been unimaginable pressure on us as individuals, and as families. Here’s some tips from the professionals to make your life better, starting today.

2020 207

21st Century Burnout

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2008 was a dumpster fire. I was getting divorced smack dab in the middle of the global financial crisis. I’d built a company where I’d been living my professional dream for seven years.

2020 211

Job Search During The Covid-19 Pandemic

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“I’m sorry, but we have to let you go.” ” Words that no working woman wants to hear…especially just starting out in her career…and especially during a pandemic! We all know that a job search can be stressful under the best of conditions.

2020 208

Strategies to Maximize Your Professional Success

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Especially during the challenges of a global pandemic, it can be difficult to feel professionally successful in your role or career. Remote work, time management problems, and constant Zoom meetings can deplete feelings of professional success you may have felt while working in-office.

2020 161

Eyesight Not Up To Par? Here’s Your Vision Correction Options

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Many of us have found ourselves working from home during 2020. While it’s very common to have vision challenges as you age , all that extra screen time puts yet another strain on your eyes. So what are your vision correction options? Corrective Lenses.

2020 144

“I Live On My Own In a 26? Camper.”

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I wake up. Not because of an alarm. Not because I successfully completed the five to six 90-minute sleep cycles my 22 year-old body usually needs. What stirred me from my (probably) mid-cycle sleep was the chilly air nipping away at my toes, despite being snuggled up in bed.

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2020 Takeaways: What Did You Learn This Year?

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?2020: The year of COVID-19. The year from hell. The year it all fell apart. Many of us can’t wait to leave 2020 behind. Even introverts like me are itching to get out and about again.

2020 163

Battling Career Fear: How to Conquer Despair, Doubt, and Defeat

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Let’s just go ahead and say it: there’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to strike fear in the hearts of even the most secure female career professional.

2020 190

Funding Female Careers: Are Women Financial Equals in the Workplace?

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While many companies are attempting to do their best when it comes to gender inequality, it’s still not where we want it to be. Since women are paid 82 cents for every dollar a man makes, it leaves room for improvement. But how different is work for men and women?

2020 161

Focused and Diffuse Thinking: Why Your Brain Needs a Day Off

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What a day. I can’t think. I can’t write. Even choosing something to watch on TV feels like a major effort. Playing solitaire on my phone is about all I can handle. Have you had days like this?

2020 187

Forget Balance. You Need a Work-Life Breakthrough

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When you ask people to use their hands to show what “balance” looks like, hands ultimately raise in some replica of a scale, similar to the scales of justice. Bogus. Yes, the very word “balance” creates the picture of a scale in which everything is equal. But life is never equal.

2020 185

How to Weather the Election and the Rest of 2020

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Fires. Pandemics. Mass political unrest. Economic precarity. The election crisis. 2020, anyone? It seems like this year is just one wave of crisis after another, and our mental surge capacities are dwindling the longer we weather this storm.

2020 173

Standing Out Digitally: Meaning Wins Out Over More

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Across the world, people no longer want MORE. Instead, they want meaning. There is a deep need to make real connections to real people. The way to stand out digitally is to stand for your passion and your purpose.

2020 144

15 Summer Releases for your TBR List

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It’s finally summertime! And even though a lot of us are stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we can’t find some time in our busy schedules to take a break. Let these anticipated summer releases drift you away to a literary vacation full of adventure, heartbreak, and romance. We Came Here to Shine . by Susie Orman Schnall (June 16).

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