Category Archives: Career

CFW SURVEY: ‘I Care’ and the Other Reasons You Do ‘Office Housework’

Editing a colleague’s report, taking meeting notes, refilling the printer paper tray—the non-job-description stuff you do at work to help someone, your team or the company at large has a name. “Office housework”—and as at home, the bulk of it falls to women, who mostly do it to little acknowledgment, let alone acclaim, reported Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant in a recent New York Times article. What’s more, they say, … [ more ]

Posted in blog, Career, Speaker Articles, Success & Leadership, Job Advancement Tagged , |

Tips from the Corner Office: A Silicon Valley Insider’s Take on Success

“It’s said that experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want,” says Christine Tsai, founding and managing partner of 500 Startups, a venture capital seed fund. “If that’s the case, then I’ve amassed heaps of experience over the years.” Tsai, who graduated from college “at the worst possible time—right after the dot com bust” and tried several times to get a transfer at Google before moving … [ more ]

Posted in Career, Speaker Articles, Job Advancement Tagged |

Style in the Workplace

Speaker: Kate White, former editor-in-chief, Cosmopolitan magazine, and New York Times bestselling author It is proven that when you look good and put yourself together, you not only feel good but you are more productive and successful. Former Cosmopolitan editor Kate White will provide you with practical tips (that work with any budget) for creating your own personal style in the workplace. She will also explore the true of essence of style beyond what you wear and … [ more ]

Posted in Conference Sessions, Career, Breakout Session Tagged , |

Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success

It’s not easy entering the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the Traditional Traditionalists, the Still Booming Boomers, the Xtra-Independent Gen Xers and your own generation, the Tech-or-Die Gen Ys? Lindsey Pollak — often called a “translator” among the generations — and seasoned … [ more ]

Posted in Conference Sessions, Career, Breakout Session Tagged , , |

Leadership Lessons—Smarter Networking

By Alison Young, Executive Director of Drexel University’s Institute for Strategic Leadership at LeBow College of Business. Networking matters most when you need it least. And most women at some point in their careers have had a need to activate their professional network. When you’re looking for that next great job, raising money for your new venture or even seeking a new board member to advise your growing company, you should … [ more ]

Posted in Career, Speaker Articles, Networking Tagged |

Best Boss Practices: Giving Constructive Criticism

“Delivering negative feedback is hard in any sphere, but it’s especially awkward at work, where you may not know the person well and you anticipate he or she may get defensive, become sullen or even tear up,” says Kate White, former editor in chief of Cosmopolitan and author of I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve. “But the … [ more ]

Posted in Career, Speaker Articles, Communication Skills, Success & Leadership Tagged |

How to Ask for What You Want—and Get It

Unhappy about something at work? Stop grumbling about it and speak up! Here’s the right way to do it, from Jane Hyun, a global leadership strategist and the co-author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences.

Posted in Career, Speaker Articles, Life on Your Terms, Communication Skills, Negotiating Tagged |

Inspired By: Cindy Ratzlaff

“It is never too late to become your next best self.” [ more ]

Posted in Career, Embrace the Unknown, Inspired Tagged |

Let’s Talk Pushy

Join this month’s forum, as we tackle the p-word. What’s your experience of the term “pushy” as it relates to you, and to all women? “‘Pushy’ is such an interesting term because work that is worthy of our time and energies often involves pushing for something. Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton were pushy—pushing against the legislation and culture of their time—and as a result, you and I can … [ more ]

Posted in blog, Career, Communication Skills, Job Advancement, Forum Tagged |

Lateral Moves for Long-term Career Growth

Featuring Mary Campbell, QVC Senior Vice President of Commerce Platforms, QVC, Inc. , and Becky O’Loughlin, Vice President HR US Business & Corporate Shared Services, QVC, Inc. “Twice in my career, I took a step backwards to move forward,” says Becky O’Loughlin, Vice President HR US Business & Corporate Shared Services at West Chester, PA-based QVC, Inc., the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. “I believe that the best way … [ more ]

Posted in blog, Career, Career Choices, Transitions, Success & Leadership, Job Advancement