Category Archives: Success & Leadership

Thinking of Joining a Non-Profit Board?

About 20 years ago, when she worked for the Seattle Mariners, Gail Hunter reached out to the YMCA of Greater Seattle about joining its board. “My family had been members forever and it was a big part of my childhood,” says Hunter, now vice president of public affairs and event management for the Golden State Warriors. “I wanted to give back.” But expanding your network, acquiring new skills or even … [ more ]

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3 Things You Need to Know About Failure

If the thought of your biggest mistakes or failures makes you want to throw up, you’re certainly not alone. That’s how school teacher Jessica Lahey still feels when talking about the first draft of her New York Times best-selling book. “My editor said it was unpublishable and wanted to bring in a ghost writer,” says Lahey, who wangled a second chance, and after a lot of hard work, redeemed herself—and … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Transform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty

Transform Your Workplace with Radical Honesty Tuesday, February 27, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm Register Now

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Advice for Women Whose Hearts Are Bigger Than Their Wallets

As anyone who has children knows, raising them isn’t cheap. But even before bringing a child home, adoptive parents often drain their bank accounts. That’s why Becky Fawcett founded HelpUsAdopt.org. “Many go to the financial ends of the earth,” she says. “They cash out retirement accounts, use credit cards, sell houses and move in with relatives.” To bring her two children home, Fawcett and her husband spent $103,000. But before … [ more ]

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Office Hours: Candid Answers to Your Pressing Career Questions

Two of the most accomplished executives you’ll ever meet, Marian Heard and Margaret McKenna aren’t just founts of business and management wisdom. As female trailblazers who were often the only woman in the room, they are also experts at handling workplace-culture and gender-bias issues. Over the years they’ve shared their experience and advice as mentors to women, and at the most recent Conferences, they fielded questions from attendees in breakout … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | What No One Tells You About Negotiating

What No One Tells You About Negotiating Tuesday, January 30, 2018 1:00-1:30 pm Register Now

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Bethenny Frankel’s Truths

Many of us think of Bethenny Frankel as the fast-talking, forthright reality TV star with brains and balls to spare. After all, not only did she seize the marketing opportunities of her fame and time on TV, selling books and Skinnybrand cocktails, she then sold the Skinnygirl Margarita brand for a reported $120 million—and kept the licensing rights to the Skinnygirl brand, which she has built into an empire. Yet … [ more ]

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Free Teleclass | Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season

Minimize Stress and Maximize Your Wallet this Holiday Season Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1:00-1:30 pm

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Free Teleclass | The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed

The New Networking Roadmap: Building the Relationships You Need to Succeed Tuesday, October 31, 2017 1:00-1:30 pm

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Shonda Rhimes on Grit, Success and Her Latest Project

With three TV series returning this season (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away with Murder”) and two debuting (“For the People” and a to-be-named “Grey’s” spinoff about firefighters), Shonda Rhimes is a busy woman. Summer was no exception, since the shows resumed production in July. Still, Shondaland’s chief storyteller (that’s her official title at the production company) added a new project to her plate: Shondaland.com, the website. “It’s … [ more ]

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