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Breaking Down the Boys' Club

Breaking Down the Boys' Club

Apr 17, 2018

The phrase “boys’ club” typically evokes visuals of back-room decision making amongst whiskey-drinking gentlemen in smoked-filled offices. The premise makes for a great Netflix series, but does absolutely nothing positive for professional women. This visual probably takes you back to the 1970s. Unfortunately, what we think is a scene from Mad Men is actually still a 2018 reality in many industries.    

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Responding to Negative Feedback

Responding to Negative Feedback

Apr 10, 2018

I’m a “feeler” by nature - it’s simply how I’m wired. If you’re feeling blue, I’ll feel it right with you. If you need someone to spread your enthusiasm to a room, I can make it happen. I’ll be your biggest cheerleader and commiserate over trials right along with you. Give me a compliment, you’ve made my whole day. Look at me sideways, “WHY DO YOU HATE ME?” I kid, mostly. Throughout the years, this little personality trait has come in quite handy in my personal life, but can oftentimes make navigating the working world feel like wading through landmines.    

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Be Selfish!

Be Selfish!

Apr 03, 2018

The word “selfish” comes with negative connotations, especially for women. When we think of selfish people, we think of unlikeable people. We teach our children from a young age to share—don’t be selfish! Fast forward years down the road, and we’ve become professional women who give so much of ourselves within our workplace, and elsewhere we’ve forgotten a little bit of selfishness can be a good thing.    

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Interview Land Mines

Interview Land Mines

Mar 27, 2018

A hot topic and area of concern for many professional women is the nerve-racking process of the job hunt. No matter how seasoned a professional you are, the prospect of making yourself available to scrutiny is scary. We’ve covered the subject from multiple angles including interview tips for introverts, applying for a position you don’t feel completely qualified for, thanking interviewers for their time, and the questions to ask yourself before taking a job.   

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The Source Advisory Panel: Ashley Wicks

The Source Advisory Panel: Ashley Wicks

Mar 20, 2018

A founding member of The Source Advisory Panel, Ashley Wicks spends her work days delving into topics most of us wouldn’t dare approach or try to understand. Ashley is an attorney at Butler Snow and focuses her practice on Public Finance, State and Local Taxation, Tax Credits, and Tax.    

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Seize Opportunity: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Seize Opportunity: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Mar 13, 2018

Most people are wired to avoid situations that make us uncomfortable. We know what we’re good at and who we trust. We enjoy the bubble we’ve made for ourselves. Venturing beyond our comfort zone could risk the possibility of awkward conversations, asking for help, or failure.   

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How to Take the Awkwardness Out of Networking

How to Take the Awkwardness Out of Networking

Mar 06, 2018

You’ve just walked into a room, business cards and notepad in hand, full of the hustle and bustle of conversation with people who look, and probably are, super important.
   

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Refining Our Vocabulary

Refining Our Vocabulary

Feb 27, 2018

Throughout the day, we all make conscious decisions as to how to appear more confident and professional within the workplace. We carefully choose what we’re going to wear; we make sure to appear polished when we walk through those doors at the beginning of the day. However, there is one area of our professional lives that can often end up on autopilot, and the mistakes that creep in discount our confidence and credibility: our words.   

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Keeping The Rhythm

Keeping The Rhythm

Feb 19, 2018

Hi, ladies! My name is Laurel Donahoo and I am a born-and-raised Mississippi girl who works part time at a local design firm doing social media, part time as a blogger, seasonally as a freelance writer, and full time as a wife and mommy to my most favorite people in the world! It is an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to the blog over here at The Source today! I love this organization and fully believe in what they are doing for the women of Mississippi!   

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Be Bold and Apply!

Be Bold and Apply!

Feb 13, 2018

There is a statistic that constantly makes its way around professional circles. It’s a statistic that deserves our attention, especially as women. According to an HP internal report, “Men apply for a job when they meet only 60% of the qualifications, but women apply only if they meet 100% of them.”    

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