Let's Talk About Salary

It’s Not Rude! Let’s Talk About Salary

How often do you ask people how much they earn? If you’re like me, that’s a question you’ve been taught to never ask. The common consensus is that questions about a person’s salary are “rude” and therefore off-limits. Divulging your salary can make you feel self-conscious because you’re afraid that people will either pity or envy you, and neither of …

Critique of Feminism Isn’t Perfect

Feminism is Not Perfect… But it is Getting Better

Let’s be real: feminism isn’t perfect. Feminists have fought for and won many of the freedoms and luxuries women enjoy today. From our right to vote to our ability to get credit cards without spousal approval, women have a lot to be thankful for. There’s much feminists are still fighting to achieve – like closing the gender pay gap and …

What Feminists are Still Fighting For

What do Feminists Actually Still Fight for Today?

Previously, we reviewed just some of the incredible things the feminist movement has achieved. We’ve made great progress over the years! But does that mean the fight is over? No! We have more battles to be fight and win in the push for gender equality. Feminists are still pushing for equality on a variety of fronts. From legal rights to …

What Feminism Has Achieved

10 Important Things We Gained Thanks to Feminism… So Far!

Last month, we showed you that you are more than likely a feminist. That’s great news! Feminism has accomplished a lot of things, many of which people today often take for granted. Today’s feminists have an impressive legacy that they’re continuing. American feminism began in 1848 at the Seneca Falls Convention in New York. This was the first convention for …

By the Numbers: Women Sales Professionals

By the Numbers: 3 Powerful Ways Women in Sales Will Catch Up

Who do you think of when you think of a sales professional? If you’re reading this blog, you might think of yourself, but most people will imagine a man. This isn’t just based on old-timey stereotypes and media; women are still vastly outnumbered by men in sales. While women have been making progress in the field, the percentage of women …

How to Dump Impostor Syndrome Starting with Just One Habit

Impostor syndrome can really cramp your style. While you’re out trying to live your best life, build your career, and foster amazing relationships, impostor syndrome sits in your head and tries to convince you that you don’t deserve any of it. Impostor syndrome is a pattern of thinking that prevents people from internalizing their accomplishments. People with impostor syndrome often …

Working and Studying - Grind Don't Stop

When the Grind Never Stops: How to Balance Working & Studying

My name is Rachel, and I am a working PhD student. As with many (most?) college students, I have to work to financially support myself while I pursue my degree. And like many (probably most) working college students, I constantly feel as though there are not enough hours in a day to do it all (not to mention enough mental …

You're most likely a feminist.

You Are Probably a Feminist (And Really Should Be!)

Do you think that women should be permitted into the workforce? Should women be paid equally for their work? In your opinion, are women independent and fully functional human beings? If you said yes to any of these questions, you might be a feminist! If you said yes to all of them, you definitely are. Feminism Definition Believe it or …

The Top 25 Movies Highlighting Remarkably Strong Women

The Top 25 Movies Highlighting Remarkably Strong Women

No matter what society has told us throughout our lives, women are powerful, brave, and remarkably strong. It’s true in real life, and it’s so important to see these women in our media, too. This spring, we want to shine a light on some of our favorite movies led by inspiring woman characters. We picked 25 films that highlight the …

No, Yoga Is Not the Cure: How to Handle Unsolicited Mental Health Advice

No, Yoga Is Not the Cure: How to Handle Unsolicited Mental Health Advice

It’s a story I’ve shared in our book, Practical Wisdoms @ Work: someone who held authority in my life told me that, while it was okay that I was on antidepressants at the time, I shouldn’t be on them for more than a year. Here’s another story: while discussing my depression and mental health, a family member told my sister …

Too Many Meetings

Myriad Meetings Driving You Mad? How to Create Balance

Meetings. They’re part and parcel of many an office job, and talk at the water cooler likely includes jokes about them. Oftentimes, the jokes center on there being too many meetings within an organization or department. While meetings offer a great forum to exchange ideas and clarify projects, they can become time-wasters as discussions turn into long-winded, meandering explanations that …

Being Productive at Work With Depression

How to Trick Your Depression to Get Stuff Done

Depression is an incredibly common illness among American adults. In 2015, 6.9% of US adults had experienced at least one major depressive episode within the past year, and major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability among young adults. There are quite a few articles that can give you ideas for how to handle depression at work, but this …

Makeup - love it or hate it

How do You Feel About Makeup: Love It or Hate It?

From Alicia Keys in 2017 to South Korean women today, we are seeing a vocalization of anti-makeup sentiment around the world. When Keys stopped wearing makeup (for the most part), her decision drew a lot of commentary. Some people thought it was brave and innovative, while others called it a pointless move. Still others considered the move performative and hollow. …

Mind = Blown: Networking and Its Paradox

Mind = Blown: Networking and Its Paradox

Networking can sometimes feel like one of those buzzwords in business. Everyone throws them around, but what do they actually mean? Do they really do any good? Of course, you’ve surely heard about the basics of networking. However, maintaining the relationships you form is far more important than trading business cards. How do you properly cultivate your professional network garden? …

How to Be Your Authentic Self in Life and at Work

How to Be Your Authentic Self at Work and in Life

If you look at inspirational moodboards or research life and career tips, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across the call to be your authentic self and to always be true to who you are. While this rallying cry has its problems – which I will discuss – there is something to be gained by living honestly. How you …