keeping up hope when job prospects don't work out

Keeping Up Hope When Job Prospects Don’t Work Out

Today’s generation faces a tougher job market than any in recent history. Many young women – even those with advanced degrees – are enduring what feels like an endless loop of job applications and interviews. With no clear end in sight, it’s easy to get discouraged. After repeatedly getting rejected for job prospects, how do you keep your hopes up? …

emotional and social intelligence

What are Emotional and Social Intelligence?

Have you heard of emotional and social intelligence? Do you know how your understanding of the two enhance your life? Emotional and Social Intelligence, or ESI, refers to the competencies linked to self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management, which enable people to understand and manage their own and others’ emotions in social interactions. We all have different social skillsets …

Persistence Pays Off

Does Persistence Really Pay Off in Sales?

You’ve probably heard that patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. But does persistence really pay off in sales? There’s a fine line between being persistent… and being a nuisance. In your sales position, you want to maintain both good relationships and good results. Not sure where that line is? Lynn and Tina – both sales experts …

Sexual Harassment

We Must Stop Shifting the Blame on Sexual Harassment

Accounts of sexual harassment have been everywhere in the past few months. Harassers like Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey aren’t just in the movie industry. They exist in nearly every level of every industry. Sexual harassment is a pervasive issue, and thanks in part to the #MeToo movement, there’s finally an open dialogue on a problem that should have been …

If your dreams don't scare you...

“If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You…”

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the current President of Liberia, once said, “If your dreams don’t scare you, you are not dreaming big enough.” Indeed, with so much opportunity in the world, why settle for mediocre? Aim high! How does this quote apply to women in the workplace? How can women overcome the doubts that hold them back at work? Women are …

Dress Codes

Are Dress Codes in the Workplace Sexist?

Dress codes have been a prominent part of work culture for as long as anyone can remember. Oftentimes these guidelines are meant to ensure the employees all look neat and professional. In certain industries, it addresses safety concerns. But then there are clothing codes that are based on gender roles. How are men and women allowed to present themselves at …

Promoting Yourself

Promoting Yourself is Important in Sales

Promoting yourself is a vital component of career success, especially in sales. Yet for many women in sales, self-promotion is very difficult. Women have been socialized to be modest, agreeable, and quiet, while men have been instilled with the very skills that are praised in the workplace. It’s time for ladies to feel just as confident as men. It’s time …

How You Made Them Feel

People Will Remember How You Made Them Feel

Poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has been attributed as saying, “People will forget the things you do, and people will forget the things you say. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” Other people have expressed similar sentiments over the years, and indeed, the words ring true. How does this idea apply in the …

Addressing Women in the Workplace

Addressing Women in the Workplace: Friendly or Sexist?

Have you ever thought about how women are described and addressed at work? More than men, women are often referred to with nicknames like “honey” or “missy” – but is that kind of language kind or belittling? Where is the line between appropriate and inappropriate when addressing women? How women are referred to is directly related to the respect people …