Career

CEO Aims to Mentor Leaders and Change Culture – Women in Business Article

Kristy Wallace, CEO of Ellevate Network, says the nature of networking has changed. Her 1995 high school graduating class of 64 students in a small Southern New Jersey town and her close friendships in her Villanova University sorority may have led the way for Kristy Wallace to become CEO of Ellevate Network, a leading women’s business networking initiative with 150,000 members. “It was a good primer for where I am now,” says Wallace, a mother of three, who has spent…

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A New Kind Of Four-Legged Franchise – Women in Business Article

Michelle Boggs, CEO of Mutts, with her husband, Ron Roys and pup, Cobi. Michelle Boggs is onto not just her second career, but her fourth or fifth if you count them all. The Texas native who splits her time between Old Alexandria, Virginia and the Dallas area, is now Director of Franchising of MUTTS Canine Cantina, and is franchising the concept with big plans for dog lovers everywhere. And she has plenty of advice on how to follow your passion…

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5 Ways To Like Your Job More Than You Do Now – Women in Business Article

With these strategies you can learn to love your work more. Whoever came up with the put-down, “You’re married to your job,” clearly was deriding the lack of work/life balance. It’s not a compliment. Having no personal life to enjoy, distract or fulfill you outside of your profession is not the goal. But you can love what you do, even if it is just a little bit. Or maybe just a little bit more than you do now. According to…

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7 Tips For Networking While Traveling – Women in Business Article

Networking opportunities can land anywhere. You never know where or when your next collaboration may appear. If you are traveling for work, or even if you are in your home city attending a conference or a large event, being ready to talk about the work you do and opportunities you are looking for may result in options that did not exist before. I have met people who became clients in airports. I have randomly been seated next to someone at…

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Award Gender Gaps and Why Entering Contests Is Still Worth It – Women in Business Article

Amy Guth, executive director of the Midwest Independent Film Festival, at the annual Best of The Midwest Awards Gala. (Photo by Brissa Del Mar @ Breeze Art Creatives) Most of us have been watching the red carpet and acceptance speeches at the Golden Globes, SAG awards and are awaiting the Oscars. As we are deep into awards season for entertainment, it has us wondering if all those industry competitions in just about every field imaginable are really worth the effort,…

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Starting a Business as an Artist with Camilla D’Errico – Wonen in Business Article

Are thinking about starting a business as an artist and unsure of how you can make it in the creative industry? Camilla D’Errico (successful urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator and comic book artist) shares her journey of pursuing art, learning the business and building a loyal fan base. She details the first steps she took in starting a business as an artist and how she was able to work with brands like Disney, Hasbro and Wiz Kids. Whether you are an artist or…

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Starting a Business as an Artist with Camilla D’Errico – Women in Business Article

Are you thinking about starting a business as an artist and unsure of how you can make it in the creative industry? Camilla D’Errico (successful urban contemporary painter, illustrator, character creator and comic book artist) shares her journey of pursuing art, learning the business and building a loyal fan base. She details the first steps she took in starting a business as an artist and how she was able to work with brands like Disney, Hasbro and Wiz Kids. Whether you are an artist…

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Being Strategic for Career Success – Women in Business Article

The game of chess is a perfect metaphor for corporate environments. Each 
requires strategy, patience, knowledge of intricate rules, and involves multiple players of varying power and mobility. “Corporate chess” applies the 
characteristics of chess to the corporate world with a view to mastering the rules, 
understanding the players, and playing to win. Here’s how you can master the game of Corporate Chess. Master the rules. Corporate rules are a complex set of formal and informal guidelines that stem from…

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Is Working Too Hard Bad For Your Career? – Wonen in Business Article

I’m working too hard. What about you? Many of us carry the belief that hard work always pays off, but new studies on the effects of long working hours on productivity say that the opposite is actually true. A recent article on The Business Journals – seen here – talks about what really happens when you work too hard. We’ve all heard the advice that you need determination to succeed. “Never give up,” they say. “You’ve got to put in the hours,”…

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Is It Encore Career Time For You? (Lipsticking) – Women in Business Article

Post by Robbi Hess, Big Idea Facilitator Have you ever wondered, “Is it encore career time for you?” Have you ever wondered what an “encore career” even is? If you’re like me, in the Baby Boomer tribe, we are looking to reinvent ourselves. Why? Well, because we can. Other times, and recently I saw a lot of friends lose their jobs in a corporate takeover, you’re “forced” into action.  You don’t have to be a Boomer to think about reinvention…

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