Is Working at a Nonprofit for You?

Ritu Sharma sqAs 2014 winds down and we all marvel at how quickly the year passed, thoughts about our contributions to the world and humanity inevitably come up. For some of us, these thoughts are passing wishes, but for some they’re deep career regrets.

Whether you are just daydreaming about greener pastures or seriously contemplating a leap over the proverbial fence, here’s what you need to know about the nonprofit sector, from Ritu Sharma, founding president of Women Thrive Worldwide and author of Teach a Woman to Fish: Overcoming Poverty Around the World. Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Strength, Success and Feeding Her Soul

Nyongo-Lupita-200x235Long before Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her first major movie role (Patsey in 12 Years a Slave) and graced the covers of Vogue, Marie Claire and People, she was a 16-year-old from Kenya moving halfway around the world by herself to study in Mexico, where her parents lived when she was born. She says she was “excited but mainly terrified.” But she set off with courage, which is not to be mistaken for fearlessness. “Courage is acknowledging fear and taking action in spite of it,” Nyong’o says. Read More

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Free Teleclass: Boost Your Powers of Persuasion

Canuso, Sara 200x235Boost Your Powers of Persuasion
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (CDT)

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When you speak, do people tend to nod their heads and agree? Being persuasive is a valuable skill whether you’re a project leader, company spokesperson or small business owner. In this 30-minute free teleclass on November 18th, Sara Canuso, president of Women That Influence, will share her secrets on how to communicate clearly and effectively and inspire the kind of confidence that gets people to buy in, come on board or just say “yes!” Read More

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Free Teleclass: Successful Networking (at the Conference and Beyond!) with Laura Schwartz

Schwartz-LauraEat, Drink, and Succeed with Laura Schwartz
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm (CDT)

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presented by Cisco Systems

Every social and planned interaction is an opportunity for career development. Based on this philosophy and her book, Eat, Drink & Succeed! Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, Laura Schwartz will teach conference attendees proven strategies they can immediately put to work to build partnerships and excel both during and in between conference events. Read More

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Podcast: Mentoring Millennials with Lindsey Pollak

Lindsey PollakLindsey Pollak, often called a “translator” among the generations, shares her insights, opinions and the latest research about today’s 20-somethings in this 30-minute recording of her recent teleclass.

Listen below (or read the transcript) to pick up some actionable strategies to harness the power of your Millennial workers. Read More

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Love Your Life Even on Workdays

Gladney-LawanasqFor many of us, the end of the business day just means the beginning of home office hours. So we end up living for the weekend, which is hardly a healthy way of life. “You need to have balance every day in order to rejuvenate your mind and body,” says Lawana Gladney, Ph.D., aka Dr. G, an emotional wellness expert and author of If You’re in the Driver’s Seat, Why Are you Lost? A Roadmap to an Amazing Life. Here’s how—it’s easier than you think. Read More

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Healthy Choices for Every Craving

Kreiger, Ellie 200x235You’re busy, you’re late, you’re tired, you’re stressed. Whatever your reason for eating badly, it often comes down to the fact that you are pressed for time. But food that’s good for you can be quick and convenient—and truly satisfying, says Ellie Krieger, TV host and author of Weeknight Wonders: Delicious, Healthy Dinners in 30 Minutes or Less. Check out your best bets for one-handed breakfasts (salty or sweet), desktop lunches (hot or cold) and afternoon-slump snacks. Read More

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How to Duplicate the Viral Success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Kerry McManama headshotBy Kerry H. McManama

What began several months ago as a challenge among friends has engaged more than 2.4 million people via the power of social media and earned more than $41 million for a worthy cause. Why has the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge gone viral? Here are five key elements you can use to engage and excite people—and duplicate this super-successful cause marketing initiative.

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Be a Better Networker

Jumoke Dada headshotIn the past five years, Jumoke Dada has collected more than 3,000 names for her database. The young entrepreneur in Philadelphia has used that database to launch and grow Signature RED, her marketing and communications company, help people by connecting them to resources and other contacts and raise awareness for her causes, including Project A.L.O.E. Steal her networking secrets.

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Great Advice from Real Mentors

Meet a highly successful person and chances are she has a mentor—or two or four! We asked scheduled speakers at the 2014 Texas Conference for Women for the most useful piece of advice a mentor has given them. Each answer is conveniently short and easy to remember—like a mantra. Repeat these proven words of wisdom to yourself and to others!

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