I’ve been in my position for three years and I feel like I’m ready to move up. I have a lot of strengths and make great contributions at work, but the problem is no one seems to notice. I know I should be making my successes known, but I have no idea how to do that tactfully. Any advice on how to “humblebrag” in the office? Thanks! –Nicole L., New York, NY More
There’s a song stuck in my head. Even Alicia Keys, Khloe Kardashian, and Kelly Rowland can’t seem to get enough of it. We’re all Tweeting and singing along to Drake’s new song “Started From the Bottom.” A huge hit with young fans and celebrities alike, Drake’s song takes us through examples of the broken or “bottom” stage of his life as he rhymes about “living at my mama’s house, we’d argue every month,” and borrowing his uncle’s car only to be scolded, “bring it right back.” I mean, who can’t relate to that? Then, to the delight of fans, Drake takes us along to the top as he describes how he’s now making millions and performing at sold out shows. More
It’s catchy, but let’s face it: Beyoncé’s song, “Who Run the World? (Girls)” is way off.
Women hold just 18.1% of congressional seats, 23.4% of statewide elected positions, 24% of state legislative positions and 12% of mayorships in the 100 largest U.S. cities. It was seen as cataclysmic last fall when 20 women headed to the Senate. More
You can’t get what you want in life without asking for it. Even then, it’s still no guarantee. But there are tricks to increase your chances of success—sometimes without ever opening your mouth. “Body language is highly influential,” says Carol Kinsey Goman, PhD, author of “The Silent Language of Leaders.”
Here, how to harness the power of body language to improve your chances of success in every corner of your career. More
In a smart, incisive new interview with the Daily Beast, Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell talks about what a middle-age Carrie Bradshaw would be up to, including running for mayor—and not running after Mr. Big. Is Carrie Bradshaw off enjoying a second act somewhere as a self-confident career woman? More
Last Valentine’s Day week, we were lucky enough to talk to someone who knows the ins and outs of our holiday chocolate-buying habits in Office Hours. Tracy Cioffi is the Vice President of Marketing & Advertising at See’s Candies (Berkshire Hathaway). In her current role, she is tasked with taking the very successful, 90-year-old regional brand nationwide. But before she ended up at this awesome candy company she worked with many different iconic brands including Gap, PacSun and Old Navy. She had some great advice for how she learned to move up the ladder in marketing that can be applied to many different careers. Here are her tips: More
Since Valentine’s Day is here, we thought we would give you a little dating advice based on a recent Men’s Health column called “How to Date a Crazy-Busy Woman.” The article was based on a new survey from It’s Just Lunch, a personalized dating service for busy professionals. According to this new data, women are SUPER BUSY AND STUFF. They are so busy they sometimes have to cancel dates! But if you do manage to nab one of these busy ladies, here’s how to play it. We paraphrased a bit, because we’re SO BUSY and ON THE GO. More
In case you hadn’t heard, New York Fashion Week is here (though it hardly looks like Spring here.) We’re a little too busy to attend the shows so we thought we would rely on some wise career guidance from some of the most powerful women in fashion right now for a little inspiration. Whether you are pursuing a career in fashion or something else, these women proved themselves and are powerhouses (and they always look great!) More
Question from a college senior: I am considering dropping an undergrad honors thesis in order to work a full-time employment (along with classes) in my last semester. Am I screwing over future-me by not finishing the thesis? I have no PhD plans.
No, I don’t think you’re harming yourself at all. I didn’t do an undergrad honors thesis. I was a philosophy major, and in philosophy, there’s no point in getting a masters unless it’s a bump on the way to a PhD and you want philosophy to be your entire life. More
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I was at a Boston Levo League event this fall where we all received copies of Harvard’s Women in Business magazine, Make It Happen. On this year’s cover was Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, author of 13 books, and all-around female powerhouse who ranked No. 29 on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women in 2012.
A mere five hours ago, I returned home from the Sundance Film Festival. Sadly, not fresh-faced from a first class seat on a flight, but after an 11-hour drive with a 103 temperature from getting four hours of sleep a night and eating Subway sandwiches and five cups of coffee per day. Not very glamorous! More
Lately this quote has been making the rounds:
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?”
But I’m not sure that’s the right question to be asking. More
Manti Te’o is a star football player at Notre Dame, but I had never heard of him before yesterday. Now, he’s at the center of what I’m pretty sure will be the strangest, most fascinating story I read all year. Last fall, at the height of football season, Te’o spoke often about Lennay Kekua, his beloved girlfriend who had been diagnosed with leukemia, and then died; her last words to Te’o, he said, were “I love you.” Yesterday, Deadspin revealed that Lennay Kekua doesn’t exist. The whole thing was a hoax. But was Manti Te’o victim or perpetrator? Is it possible he invented a dead girlfriend in an attempt to secure the Heisman trophy?
When Katie Holmes suddenly divorced Tom Cruise this summer, it seemed like a chance for her to revitalize her career after a series of underwhelming roles she took on during her marriage. (Mad Money, anyone?) Now her big Broadway comeback will end after just seven weeks, due to poor ticket sales: Last week the play had the lowest attendance of any on Broadway.