Jessica Bacal

The Right Way to Jump Career Tracks

Whether you just started a career or are three promotions into it, chances are you will be doing something different when you reach retirement age. “Career paths aren’t what they were for our grandparents and parents who climbed the ladder at one company or in one field,” says Jessica Bacal, director of the Wurtele Center for Work and Life at Smith College and author of Mistakes I Made at Work: … [ more ]

Turning Your Dream Into Reality

How do you take your great idea and turn it into reality? The real-life experiences of these panelists will help attendees learn how to launch your idea, the technology needed, the unavoidable mistakes, how to get help when you need it and how to establish a line of credit to finance it. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

Secrets for Winning at Work: The Handbook for Emerging Professionals and Career Success

It’s not easy to enter the workforce today. For the first time in history, four generations are sharing the workplace — and sometimes it feels like they are living in four different worlds. How can young professionals navigate through the traditional traditionalists, the still-booming boomers, the extra-independent Gen-X-ers and your own generation, the tech-or-die Gen-Ys? Millennial expert Jessica Bacal — and seasoned veteran Kate White will use real-world examples to … [ more ]

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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