Original Content


7 Ways To Get Your Career Right As An Adult

“It doesn’t matter whether you know how to roast a chicken or how many towels to buy, as long as you know where to go to find the answers.”


How To Negotiate For A New Job If You're Underpaid Now

“Should you lie and bump your number up a little, knowing that you’re already underpaid?”


How To Request A Performance Review If Your Company Doesn't Have Them

“If there’s cultural resistance or some other form of pushback, be ready to discuss the elephant in the room”



Feel Like Crying at Work? Here's How to Handle It

“There’s a biological reason why women are more likely to cry than men.”


How To Bust Through Five Common Obstacles And Reach Your Goals

“How much am I willing to pay to avoid an awkward conversation?”


The One Essential Trait You Must Have To Negotiate For Yourself

“As it turns out, you can be humble and without being self-effacing.”


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Interviews + Media Spotlights



Professional Women on What to Expect When You Tell Your Boss You’re Pregnant

“For many women, pregnancy and childbirth are a big part of working life—but for first time mothers, the process of announcing a pregnancy at work can feel confusing, opaque, and downright awkward. “

Career Contessa

Women Who Lead: Alexandra Dickinson, Founder and CEO of Ask For It

“79 cents. Chances are that number sounds familiar to you. For working women, there are few things more frustrating than the very real existence of the wage gap and the fact that, on average, women make 79 cents to a man's dollar is a constant reminder that we still have much to fight for. Alex Dickinson is a woman at the forefront of that fight.”



How To Fix The Career "Mistakes" That Affect Your Paycheck

“Walking into a job negotiation without knowing what other people in the same job are paid is like showing up to a black tie wedding in sandals and a sundress. Basically, you blew it.”


I'm $10,000 Richer Thanks To My ‘Whisper Network’

"What’s with the secrecy? Well, many consider transparency to be risky. There’s evidence that when women seek or demand equal pay—which often requires some sort of transparency—they face stigma or even retaliation.”