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Encouraging & Amplifying

Encouraging & Amplifying

Jul 16, 2019

A study by Harvard Business Review claims during the average business meeting, men do around 75% of the talking. If you’re a female who has ever participated in one of these meetings, you know the “why” behind this statistic isn’t necessarily cut and dry. There are probably more men in the room. Many of the men probably hold more senior positions. Beyond those obvious things, the reasons can get complicated and maybe even a little personal.    

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Summer Check Up

Summer Check Up

Jul 10, 2019

Summer for professional women can mean a lot of things: vacations, juggling kids’ uncertain schedules, end of fiscal years, end of second quarters. Depending on our particular season of life, we all seem to be in difference places during the summer. Regardless of where we find ourselves today, each of us is arriving at the halfway point of the calendar year.   

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Professional Superheroes & Superpowers

Professional Superheroes & Superpowers

Jun 11, 2019

We all know those women who seem to be professional superheroes. They are those women we’re convinced have secretly been given more than the regularly-allotted twenty-four hours in a day. The Internet is full of articles about successful individuals (CEOs, entrepreneurs, etc.) and how they manage their day successfully, thus making millions of dollars. If we struggle to manage our calendars and fit everything in, what must it look like for the female running a Fortune 500 company or the woman who just opened a local small business and makes it seem so easy?    

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Turning Downtime into an Opportunity

Turning Downtime into an Opportunity

Jun 05, 2019

Downtime at work may seem like a foreign concept – maybe something you read about once or saw on Office Space. It does happen occasionally, and it can even leave us confused when a lull happens in our workday, and we’re not quite sure what to do with our time. If we’re not careful, it can come and go without us using the time wisely.    

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Negotiating Your Schedule

Negotiating Your Schedule

May 29, 2019

Summer is often a time when the grass on the other side starts to look even greener than normal. Our friends seem to have unlimited amount of vacation time. If you’re a working mother, it seems like other parents are spending a lot of time pool-side while you feel stuck behind a computer monitor.    

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Invisible Labor

Invisible Labor

May 22, 2019

The gender pay gap is a hot topic. We hear political pundits, talking heads on the news, and - if we’re lucky - some of our own lawmakers talk about it with enthusiasm and regularity. According to a report by the National Partnership for Women & Families, women in Mississippi are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men, which means less money to support themselves, save for the future, and spend on necessities like groceries, tuition, childcare, and mortgages.   

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What's the Point?

What's the Point?

May 15, 2019

This time of year, we all start dreaming of summer vacations: checking out of work for a few days, turning off our cell phone, and returning refreshed with an improved attitude. However, it never plays out that simply in reality. The truth is, sometimes (maybe more often than not) taking a vacation and returning from vacation requires more prep and extra work than if we had just stayed in the office. It often leaves us thinking, “what’s the point?”    

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Beyond Burnout

Beyond Burnout

May 08, 2019

We talk at length in these blog posts about burnout, stress, and checking in with yourself amid the million different things in need of your attention. We often forget to call that what it is: caring for your mental health.    

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Creativity vs. Stress

Creativity vs. Stress

Apr 10, 2019

Stress is almost a given in any professional setting. We talk often about work-life balance, stress management, and professional burnout. Still we find ourselves saying, “well, that’s just part of life,” “I operate better under stress,” and other excuses, allowing ourselves to be pushed to the edge. This can have a lot of consequences, but one that doesn’t get enough discussion is the stifling of our creativity.    

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Starting a New Conversation

Starting a New Conversation

Apr 02, 2019

I was recently discussing the topic of conversation salons with a friend, and I jokingly referred to them as “networking for people who hate networking.” I’ll admit, I’ve found myself squarely in the middle of that category before, and I’d wager to guess many of you have, too.    

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