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The Gender Wage Gap Persists: Where Are We Now and What Can We Do?
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bySamantha Samelon Dec 06, 2016
The Gender Wage Gap Persists: Where Are We Now and What Can We Do?

Actress Amy Adams recently declared that she doesn’t “want to be a headline anymore about pay equality,” but with the gender pay gap persisting as we approach 2017, the sad reality is that this very quote did become a headline. Adams joins co...

Want a New Salary in the New Year? 6 Tips to Help You Get that Raise
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byFairygodbosson Dec 05, 2016
Want a New Salary in the New Year? 6 Tips to Help You Get that Raise

As the end of the year approaches, maybe you’re starting to brainstorm a list of resolutions. Often, our goals this time of year focus on changing our routines, whether it’s getting to the gym more frequently or getting to bed earlier (and most of the time, we succe...

5 Ways to Get Moving During the Workday
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bySarah Landrumon Dec 04, 2016
5 Ways to Get Moving During the Workday

When your schedule is packed, it probably feels like you’re moving throughout the day . Think about it critically, though. You wake up, get ready , and commute to work, where you’re undoubtedly in your chair for the majority of the day. Then you drive or hop on a t...

How to Deal with Multiple Managers
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How to Deal with Multiple Managers

Dual reporting structures have a legitimate place in certain organizations. They are best served when you have corporate and divisional responsibilities or are trying to align functions more organically to build synergy vertically as well as horizontally. Some organizations, how...

Fairygodboss of the Week: Katie Mehnert
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byFairygodbosson Dec 02, 2016
Fairygodboss of the Week: Katie Mehnert

Katie Mehnert is a Fairygodboss who has learned to turn her “career losses” into accomplishments. It was her initial setbacks that led her to found Pink Petro, a community created for women professionals in the energy industry. The two-time cancer survivor recommend...

9 Entrepreneurial Jobs You Can Apply to Right Now
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byFairygodbosson Dec 01, 2016
9 Entrepreneurial Jobs You Can Apply to Right Now

As we near the end of the year, it’s a good time to start thinking about what we envision for ourselves in 2017. If looking ahead to the future has you feeling antsy, channel some of that energy into fulfilling your career goals. We’re even giving you a head start...

Why Talking About Meritocracy Can Backfire
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byMiriam Grobmanon Nov 30, 2016
Why Talking About Meritocracy Can Backfire

I once went to a diversity event organized by a progressive Austin tech company. The panel represented all case study categories of diversity: a stylish African American man, a young and hip white woman, an overweight Hispanic man with a geeky T-Shirt, a queer African Ameri...

The Art of the Humble Brag for Women
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byWorking Motheron Nov 29, 2016
The Art of the Humble Brag for Women

Being great at your job is, well, great, but is it enough? Your stellar resume , recommendation letters and LinkedIn profile may tell a great story about your skills and career prowess, but there are times (often) when a working mom needs to market herself and talk up her ac...

What Men Think Are The Top Challenges Women Face At Work

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byFairygodbosson Nov 28, 2016
What Men Think Are The Top Challenges Women Face At Work

We've previsouly shared that amajority (66%) of men we surveyed do not believe gender bias exists in the workplace and an even larger number (90%) of those men did not believe gender bias existed in their own workplaces.  However, even men who reported they do not belie...

Interviewing While Pregnant: 4 Ways To Find Out Whether An Employer Is A Good Place For Working Moms
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byFairygodbosson Nov 27, 2016
Interviewing While Pregnant: 4 Ways To Find Out Whether An Employer Is A Good Place For Working Moms

Most people don’t find interviewing to be a very comfortable experience but it can feel much worse if you interview while you’re trying to conceive or know you are newly pregnant. There are many reasons to delay or avoid sharing this personal news during your i...

Four Ways to Prepare to Ask for a Raise
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byJill L. Fergusonon Nov 26, 2016
Four Ways to Prepare to Ask for a Raise

According to study published last year by Payscale, less than half of working Americans ever ask for a raise, yet seventy-five percent of people who ask for a raise get some or all of the money they ask for. In addition to doing your research on what the fair compensa...

Fairygodboss of the Week: Lauren McGoodwin
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byFairygodbosson Nov 25, 2016
Fairygodboss of the Week: Lauren McGoodwin

Lauren McGoodwin is a woman on a mission - to help women create fulfilling careers. Although she thinks she's risk averse, she boldly stepped out to start her own business , Career Contessa. Now, Lauren spends her day offering women great career advice , mentoring and work...

6 Ways To Know When It's Time To Look For A New Job
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bySamantha Samelon Nov 24, 2016
6 Ways To Know When It's Time To Look For A New Job

Today, many of us are taking a break from everyday life, spending time with family, and taking a moment to put things in perspective and consider what brings us joy. While you’re already assessing what you’re grateful for, it’s a good time to consider whether ...

Breastfeeding Moms Want More Support At Work
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byGeorgene Huangon Nov 23, 2016
Breastfeeding Moms Want More Support At Work

We crowdsource a wide variety of benefits at Fairygodboss and while many employee benefits are discretionary, e.g. healthcare, paid parental leave and work flexibility , one thing that isn’t a voluntary benefit is the legal requirement that employers must follow if...

A Reluctant Entrepreneur: My Mother's Unlikely Path to Becoming a Small Business Owner
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bySamantha Samelon Nov 22, 2016
A Reluctant Entrepreneur: My Mother's Unlikely Path to Becoming a Small Business Owner

There’s an old saying, “the more things change, the more they stay the same.” Even as we evolve, there is basic continuity in the human story. As I join Fairygodboss this month as Editorial Director, I've been thinking about my exp...

The Pros and Cons of Different Kinds of Mentors
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The Pros and Cons of Different Kinds of Mentors

Mentoring is ranked among the top five most-valued approaches to career development, but finding the right mentor isn’t easy. Your mentor's knowledge and industry experience are probably key factors. But finding a mentor , who cares about you and will focus on your bes...

3 Ways to Help Create Lasting Connections With Clients 
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3 Ways to Help Create Lasting Connections With Clients 

Here’s a scenario: You landed or have been assigned to a new project with new clients. The work has just started, in more ways than one. In addition to making sure the project stays on course, on budget, and meets the expectations of many (usually conflicting) stakeholders...

Female Rivalry In The Workplace And What To Do About It
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byBonnie Marcuson Nov 19, 2016
Female Rivalry In The Workplace And What To Do About It

This week one of my coaching clients shared with me that she was ambushed by her female boss in an executive meeting. It’s not the first time. It happens pretty regularly. Her boss will chastise her, belittle her, and unjustly accuse her of committing some horrific mistak...

Fairygodboss of the Week: Stacey Hunt
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byFairygodbosson Nov 18, 2016
Fairygodboss of the Week: Stacey Hunt

Stacey Hunt is a bold, smart, strong Fairygodboss who embraces risk and thrives on challenges. As VP of Operations at Collabware, she is part of a cohesive, energized team that creates superior software and services for its customers. Fairygodboss of the Week: Stace...

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