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Revisit: Hi, My Name is Emily, and I’m Pro-Corporate

July 22, 2016

Yep, the corporate life is totally for me. Since I’m in a new role “in-house” after four years at agencies, it seemed like this was one of the best posts to revisit as part of looking back. I wrote the original six years ago before I was in totally free, creative environments. The fact that […]

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Going Back to the Beginning

July 20, 2016

“If I could turn back time…” “Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew/When I bit off more than I could chew…” “Oh the movie never ends/it goes on and on and on and on…” Yes, I just quoted some song lyrics. There’s nothing like meeting a new colleague who’s already checked out your blog. […]

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Breadwinner Social Norms Could Affect Dating for Women

January 8, 2013

As a single professional woman, the social norm that a husband should be the primary breadwinner for a family presents some real concerns. A recent research paper by Marianne Bertrand, Emir Kamenica, and Jessica Pan demonstrate that this social norm might be impacting a woman’s earning potential. Younger couples don’t appear to have too much […]

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Shifting Your Productivity Mindset

August 16, 2012

Have you ever lain awake trying to get to sleep, but you can’t turn your work brain off? Or you have a whole Saturday to get things done, but it’s as if your motivation walked out the door along with your attention span? In order to accomplish something, you have to have the correct “brain” […]

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Career Action Plan Off-Roading

July 11, 2012

One of the many exercises I did during my job search was to pull together a Career Action Plan. This was the projected plan of types of jobs and promotions I hoped to have in the future. Included were also the company types and the experiences I wanted to have. This was a great exercise […]

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When Women Sacrifice for Balance

November 2, 2011

As a woman in her late 20s, I’m firmly seated on the Career Track: I got my undergraduate degree from a great school, I worked my way through three promotions in four years, I’m working at getting my MBA from another great school, and I have been keeping up my personal brand all the while. […]

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I Can’t Take A Compliment…

January 5, 2010

I pride myself on carrying myself with confidence. My friend used to say that the sound of my heels hitting the floor would someday strike fear into the hearts of coworkers. Apparently you can hear the authority of my walk in my Nine West pumps. I can come across cocky as hell, but then again, […]

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A Story of Change: Chapter 1

May 8, 2009

What follows is the beginning of a short series about how my siblings and I adapt to change. These next few weeks include a lot of change for all of us, but mostly for the three Gen-Y children. I am the eldest (25) of three, with two brothers who are fraternal twins (23) just behind […]

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The Phase before Burnout: Bargaining

April 23, 2009

*I would like to thank my friend Lonny Smith for contributing the term “Bargaining” to this blog post.* I have felt Burnout before. That’s usually the phase where nightmares about spreadsheets and powerpoints keep you awake at night. It’s when you dread going to work, but it’s as if autopilot compels you to hit morning […]

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