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POLL: How Much Would You Give Up to Work From Home?

Workplace flexibility is a luxury good in the United States. A number of top companies for women list working from home as a valuable perk to attract top talent, but 9-to-5 face time is still the norm. Since even job security for pregnant...

How Can I Use My Network to Get a Better Job?

I have been working in a startup environment for 1.5 years, beginning a few months after I earned my BA. The company isn't profitable and I've been promoted from an admin role to a marketing role. I manage all marketing, consumer relations and...

Women Spill What It’s Really Like to Own a Business

Leaving your cushy job (with its consistency and security) to start your own business can feel like jumping off a cliff without a parachute. That feeling comes from the sudden unknown you’ll face: When will I turn a profit? Will anyone buy what...

You’ll Never Get Paid What You’re Worth (and That’s OK)

You and I have fallen under the sway of a misled idea: that in order to advance our careers, we must persuade people to recognize our worth and then convince them to pay it. When negotiating salary or figuring out what to charge for a service,...

Become a More Powerful Negotiator

Running your own business involves endless negotiations, from investor pitches to employee salaries. While research shows that women in the workplace tend to negotiate far less often than their male counterparts, a new study found that women face...

5 Test-Taking Skills to Boost Your Career

While exams can incite anxiety in many test-takers, I like taking computer-based standardized tests. They’re like video games where you win with vocabulary words, math tricks, and good reading comprehension. As a GMAT teacher, I won’t pretend...

What’s the Best Way to Ask for a Raise?

I’m currently at a point in my career where I would like to ask for a raise and/or more stock options (ideally both). I’ve heard extremely positive feedback from all my managers and peers and have been in my position for roughly a year. I have a...

6 Entrepreneurs Giving Back in a Big Way

Not only is it good for you (and the world) to give back, it’s good for business, too. “Small business is inherently part of a community; that is your customer base, so it is very important for small businesses to be involved in the community’s...

Develop Good Chemistry With Your Boss

Your boss’s opinion of you matters. And while your performance should make up the bulk of that opinion, whether he or she likes you as a person certainly plays a part. Of course we’d never suggest batting your eyes at a higher-up, but you can win...

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