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Create Your Own Career: How 6 Women Did It

“So, what do you do?” It’s the perennial conversation starter of cocktail parties and business-card exchanges. Some professions — like accountant or computer programmer — are pretty self-explanatory. But what if your answer sounds something more...

An Insider’s Guide to Impressing Angel Investors

Angel investors are, well, the guardian angels of business. Without them, many of the world’s biggest companies, like Google and Facebook, may never have gotten off the ground. Through these first-stage investors, struggling entrepreneurs get...

How Can I Be Taken More Seriously at Work?

I’ve been working at my current job for a year, am actively taking on extra projects and have put myself forward for consideration for two separate research positions, only to not be considered for either. I have a Master’s degree relevant to the...

Don’t Let Your Co-workers Bring You Down

At one point in my career, a slightly senior staffer started freezing me out — failing to invite me to key meetings and leaving my name off memos and emails I should have been included on. I eventually concluded that she might be feeling...

What’s More Important Than Your Job? Your Network

When I was headed off to my freshman year at Boston College, my Uncle Bob gave me this piece of advice: “Don’t make friends too quickly.” Bob, a priest and professor who had been teaching theology to freshman at the University of Scranton for...

Biker Barre Builds Community Around Fitness and Friendship

Hyperlocal isn’t just a marketing concept for the owners of Biker Barre, a boutique fitness studio that pairs spinning with ballet-style barre classes, in Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. It’s their foundation. “Our DNA is being in...

Legit Ways to Make (Good) Money on the Side

When Laura Jones, a life coach, and her husband, a ballroom dance instructor and studio manager in Southampton, Pa., couldn’t find a natural deodorant that worked as well as the commercial ones, they developed their own. Realizing others were...

What You Should Know Before You Take Maternity Leave

Having a baby should be one of the happiest times of your life. But an unsupportive work environment can leave you wrought with anxiety. More than 3,500 women filed pregnancy discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...

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