Working with women – 12 reasons you’ll LOVE it

As a writer in the advertising industry, I’ve worked with mostly guys over the years, and while they’re great, I’ve really enjoyed the shift in our agency toward having more women on our teams. While women sometimes get stereotyped as being competitive or catty, I can assure you of two things: 1. those are equal opportunity traits – often more a reflection of … Read More

Comfy work clothes that won’t make you a business casualty

I have a secret. As much as I like to look pulled together and polished at work, I have to be comfortable. As in, flannel pajama comfortable. I fight a constant battle between my desire to lean in and lounge around. Yes, there are days when I have to slip into my sharpest pencil skirt and high heels, but for the most part I … Read More

Standing Desk Diaries: Why I Gave Up Sitting Down

Sitting is the new smoking – you’ve heard that right? Those claims may be a little exaggerated, but there’s no doubt that we are far too sedentary for our own good. A study by the British Psychological Society found people spend an average of 5 hours and 41 minutes per day sitting at their desk – and that doesn’t even include our … Read More

Working with your Gen X boss – 3 ways to manage up

Chances are your boss is a generation older, likely from Generation X. This generation of Reality Bites has gone from slacker cynics on the proverbial couch to leading teams in open-plan offices. And like each generation before (Boomers) and after (Millennials), they have their own style and their own way of doing things. And if you’re a Millennial or Generation Z, … Read More

Movies to Inspire Your Inner #Girlboss

If your idea of being a #girlboss was inspired by coat-tossing, back-stabbing Miranda Priestly or the bending and snapping Elle Woods, it’s time to expand your horizons. There are so many nuances to female leaders, from the challenges we face (only 10.6% of all employer firms are women-owned) to the equalities we’re constantly fighting for (gender pay gap, anyone?), ain’t nobody … Read More