Attendees: What to Expect from the Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women

virtual PA CFW keynote slider featuring Viola Davis, Tara Westover, and Iyanla VanzantWe’re two weeks out from the first-ever Virtual Pennsylvania Conference for Women on November 11th, and we’re busy putting finishing touches on a program that will help you feel inspired, empowered, and connected!Keep an eye out for our emails over the next two weeks—they’ll contain important information about how to participate in this year’s conference, including your unique login.For now, here is an overview of what’s in store this year: (more…)

Bring on the Brave! 15 Women Share Their Most Daring Career Moves

15-daringTurns out you don’t have to search long or hard for women’s stories of courage at work—especially when you have our contact list! We asked and were swamped with responses. Here’s the first installment of fear-defying deeds and what our speakers and friends have learned from them. Be prepared to be inspired. Read More

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The Right Way to Jump Career Tracks

Jessica BacalWhether you just started a career or are three promotions into it, chances are you will be doing something different when you reach retirement age. “Career paths aren’t what they were for our grandparents and parents who climbed the ladder at one company or in one field,” says Jessica Bacal, director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College and author of Mistakes I Made at Work: 25 Influential Women Reflect on What They Got Out of Getting It Wrong. “Things are changing so fast now because of technology, that often, all you can do is build skills and follow your interests.” Make your next move smoothly with her advice. Read More

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Story-Tell Your Way Into the Job You Really Want

Ford, KayBy Kay Ford, Director of MBA Services, Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business

Was there a time when your quick thinking saved the day at your company? Perhaps you devised an out-of-the-box solution to a problem, or stepped up to tackle a project and achieved great results?

If so, you should consider practicing the way you talk about that experience in your next interview. Turning your shining moment into a well-thought-out and carefully worded story that focuses on your results might help you land the job, as research shows interviewers best remember candidates through the stories they tell to prove a point. Read More

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4-Week Training Plan for Taking a Leap of Faith

Loder, VanessaIf you want a bigger job but haven’t gone after it, or you dream of doing something entirely different but have stayed put, you’re not a coward. You’re only human. Fear is a protective mechanism, and whether it’s a fear of lions or the fear of failure, “it can feel so real we think we’re going to die,” says Vanessa Loder, a former investment banker who is now an executive coach, founder and CEO of Akoya Power and co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement. Here’s how to free yourself from the fear that’s holding you back from jumping, leapfrogging or otherwise bounding after your dreams. Read More

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Job Stress SOS: Solutions from a Top Manager

IMG_6088.jpgHaving worked for nearly two decades at the New York Times, where deadlines are constant and accuracy is paramount, Jill Abramson knows stress. The former executive editor’s threshold for it is probably higher than it is for most; she’s the first woman to lead the “newspaper of record”—and her abrupt dismissal was controversial.  But as a journalist and top manager, Abramson has felt or seen it all, from the strain of feeling overwhelmed to the tension of changing leadership. Cope better with her advice. Read More

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