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6 Ways to Stand Out at a Conference

People go to conferences for various reasons: gaining knowledge and insight, seeing a new city, having an adventure, impressing their boss, scoring a trip away from their children paid for by the company. And, of course, networking. Naturally,...

10 Fast Facts on Amal Clooney

Long before Amal Clooney (formerly Amal Alamuddin) was turning heads as George Clooney’s fiancée, she was internationally known — for her career. A barrister, international human rights lawyer, and University of Oxford graduate, Amal has been...

How to Be a Stronger Leader

Hillary Clinton. Ursula Burns. Mary Barra. Indra Nooyi. What makes some leaders so successful they reach guru-like status, while others never gain traction? Is it a wicked high IQ? Amazing charisma? Killer contacts? Maybe. But there’s also a set...

How to Host a Conference — With No Money

Events have been the core of my career — and have saved my butt more than once. When I was running my first company, an Internet marketing firm, I spent a lot of time sitting in my office losing money. It was cute that I was sending out press...

10 Fast Facts on Mary Barra, the First Female CEO of a Major Automaker

In 2013, Mary Barra became the first female CEO of General Motors — and thereby the first female CEO of a major automaker. Previously the executive vice president of product design, purchasing, and logistics, Mary ascended to the role at the...

7 Steps to Turning Your Personal Brand Into a Business

I remember the day I decided to leave my position as the Miami editor of Refinery29. If you’re an on-the-rise online editor, you don’t just leave a job with Refinery29 — especially just a few months after accepting the gig. Some young women would...

6 Email Templates Every Business Owner Needs

Do you ever open your least favorite client’s email, think about punching him, close the email, and then stew about it the rest of the day (without ever responding)? Do you wonder if you’re being too direct? Or not direct enough? You didn’t start...

10 Fast Facts About Elizabeth Holmes, America’s Youngest Female Billionaire

Elizabeth Holmes is rich. Super rich. As the founder and CEO of Theranos, a biotech blood-testing company, 31-year-old Holmes is the youngest self-made female billionaire in America. In 2003, she founded her company with the notion that you could...

When You Should Be Grateful

Here’s how to strike a balance between financial goals and job fulfillment.

How Do I Choose Between Personal and Career Goals?

I am going through a lot of transition. In June I started a job as a staff attorney for a reputable nonprofit in Maryland — and hated it. I got married in August and figured I would stick it out. But by October, I turned in my letter of...

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