Koa Beck

What Your Desk Says About You

Desk presentation says everything about a person. Organization style, personal preferences, and professional circumstances abound in every mug of coffee you abandon (or immediately rush to the sink to wash). So what exactly do your pen alignment,...

10 Fast Facts on Jill Abramson, the First Female Executive Editor of The New York Times

Jill Abramson was the first female executive editor of The New York Times — and might just be getting started. Since leaving the Gray Lady, she’s been working on a new media company, specializing in long-form journalism (longer than a magazine...

7 Easy Budget Lunches to Bring to Work

Helen Gurley Brown, the illustrious editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan for 32 years, didn’t believe in shelling out money for work lunches. As a longtime secretary who worked her way up, she thought throwing away money on lukewarm sandwiches was a...

Don't Make These 10 Common Money Mistakes

As a DailyWorth editor, I’m often asked for financial advice. By everyone. When people know what I do for a living, they instantly want to show me their student loan statements. They want my opinion on their 401(k) contributions. They ask what...

10 Fast Facts About Ursula Burns, the First Black Female CEO of a Fortune 500 Company

Ursula Burns in now synonymous with history. When she was named CEO of Xerox, a company at which she had been employed for almost 30 years, she became the first black woman CEO of Fortune 500 company. Forbes named her the 22nd most powerful woman...

4 Ways You’re Killing Your Confidence

Women’s lack of confidence is a major hindrance to our ability to kick ass. A 2014 study that sprawled 48 countries and more than 14,000 participants found a pronounced gap between how men and women assess their abilities — which, of course,...

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...

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...

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