How to pull career confidence out of thin air

Career Confidence

//Photo Courtesy: paperchat on Etsy// If you haven’t already noticed, confidence in your profession is a highly sot after commodity. Why else would Queen Bey sing about it? The only problem: So many amazing women lack confidence when communicating about their career, especially in the first couple years. I learned the other day that the number one fear in America is public speaking. Number one! This made me realize …

Epiphanies in San Francisco

Epiphanies In San Francisco

What happened was this: I got laid off from my job for the third consecutive time and the first thing I thought of was, Get me the fuck out of Chicago. This city, while majestic, has  screwed me for the last four years and if I had to do one more walk of shame out of my office with my bag of crap, it better not be …

Sh*t badass career women say – part one

Shit Career Women Say

Ever think to yourself – damn there are a ton of badass women in this world? Yeah, me too. I’m inspired every day by the women I read about online, watch on TV, talk to at events, or meet at work. The truth is, there’s a lot of women in our past present and future who do amazing things and have some pretty epic shit …

Three strikes, you’re out – A story of three layoffs

Getting Laid Off From My Job

//Photo Courtesy: Levo League// This month I was laid off from my job. For the third time. Consecutively. In two years. Oh, and I just turned 25. It happened and suddenly “How are you?”- you know, the disgustingly basic question people ask because they don’t know what else to say – carried a whole lot more weight than it used to. How am I? Well, …

If you’re living without a mentor, you’re not living.

Why You Need A Mentor

//Photo Courtesy: paulannereid.com// Frankly, my career in my early twenties has been more like a perpetual pain tolerance test for emotional whiplash. To put it simply: it has hurt. When you go through hard times it’s easy to focus on what you don’t have rather than what you do. But in the midst of all these ups and downs I realized that the only thing …