Why Volunteering Is Great for Your Career

Why Volunteering Is Great for Your Career

Today's article is written by Sherry Karten, a operations manager at a non-profit organization in San Francisco. You like your job. You’re good at it, and you get a great deal of satisfaction from knowing that you’re doing something worthwhile every day. Still, you know that you won’t be able to stay in one place forever. Nor do you want to. You have ambition, and eventually, you would like to be in a much higher-level, and higher paying, position. What’s your strategy? Doing a great job simply isn’t enough to reach the pinnacle of career success anymore. As you develop your goals and career advancement plans, explore your advanced degree options, build relationships with mentors and expand your professional network, do not overlook another powerful means of moving your career … [Read more...]

How to Manage Men and Money Webinar Replay

How to Manage Men and Money Webinar Replay

Last week Amanda Abella and I hosted a free webinar called "How to Manage Men and Money."  This was a REALLY hot topic and so I wanted to share it with you in case you missed it. The topics we discussed included: Mindsets and strategies you need for success managing your money and the men you work with Differences between genders when managing money and negotiating How to ask for what you want How your emotions affect your success with money and managing men Strategies for communicating with men Who is Amanda? Amanda Abella is a certified life coach and author who has created a firestorm community where millennials seek to create their best lives. She is also the author of the Amazon bestselling book Make Money Your Honey and has been featured in Forbes, The Huffington … [Read more...]

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Nice Girls Still Don’t Get The Corner Office

BOOK GIVEAWAY: Nice Girls Still Don’t Get The Corner Office

I am so excited because today we will be giving away 2 copies of one of my favorite books by Dr. Lois P. Frankel.  It is the the revised and updated 10th Anniversary Edition of Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office that comes out today. The New York Times bestseller, which for 10 years has been a must-have for women in business, is now completely revised and updated. In this new edition, internationally recognized executive coach Lois P. Frankel reveals a distinctive set of behaviors-over 130 in all-that women learn in girlhood that ultimately sabotage them as adults. She teaches you how to eliminate these unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers invaluable coaching tips that can easily be incorporated into your social and business skills. The results for … [Read more...]

“How to Manage Men and Money” HOT TOPIC Webinar Next Week!

“How to Manage Men and Money” HOT TOPIC Webinar Next Week!

One of the best parts of blogging is the partnerships that you can create with other bloggers. What is also exciting is when you find other bloggers writing books too! That's what happened when I found out that Amanda Abella from amandabella.com is launching a book right now as well.  We were brainstorming and realized that our book topics, managing men and money, fit well together as a HOT TOPIC! And we wanted to offer you some of both of our best information into one webinar. When? Monday, February 10th at 4pm PST (7pm EST) This webinar will show you: Mindsets and strategies you need for success managing your money and the men you work with Differences between genders when managing money and negotiating How to ask for what you want How your emotions affect your success with … [Read more...]

Upcoming Interview Today: How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders

Upcoming Interview Today: How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders

I am very excited to announce another amazing interview we have coming up in the Get Ahead Club. Our next interview is today, February 3rd, with Anne Doyle, author of Powering Up: How America's Women Achievers Become Leaders. Anne Doyle is a leadership and communication strategist, keynote speaker, media commentator and author of Powering Up! How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders. She brings three decades of trailblazing journalism, business and political credentials to her work. From TV newsrooms to sports locker rooms, from board rooms to congressional hallways, Anne Doyle has honored her skills in some of the toughest leadership laboratories and with sports, business and political leaders as accomplished as Reggie Jackson, Sparky Anderson, Jac Nasser,  Jack Welch, Kathleen … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Promote Yourself at Work

Why You Need To Promote Yourself at Work

With my book coming out next month, I am realizing that I often have a hard time promoting myself. This is something that many women struggle with so today's article is all about why you need to promote yourself at work. Most women are more comfortable being humble and not attracting attention.  When I was growing up my dad would brag about the things I was doing to other people and I would get so embarrassed (and I still sometimes do)! One of the most common mistakes that women make (and I have too!) is believing that other will people know how awesome they are without them having to say anything about it. They are working away in their cubicle doing GREAT work but because they aren’t out there promoting themselves, their leadership doesn’t see all the great stuff that they are … [Read more...]

The Results of My Annual Reader Survey

The Results of My Annual Reader Survey

Over the summer, I surveyed readers of my blog and I wanted to give you some of the results.  This survey was all about me getting to know you all better and really figuring out what your challenges, frustrations, hopes and dreams were. And it was eye-opening because I realized that I have most of the same fears, frustrations and desires that you all have.  I guess that's why you read my blog:) I have plenty of posts planned this year that are going to tackle some of your challenges and questions. I had over 100 responses to this survey so THANK YOU! Since I decided not to go with multiple choice this year and just let you write in your answers, it is harder to summarize for you. So I am going to give you the most common answers to the questions instead.  The answers I saw over and over … [Read more...]

Podcast 32: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Career Girl Should Know With Kate White

Podcast 32: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Career Girl Should Know With Kate White

PODCAST: Click play above or right click here and save link as to download or subscribe on iTunes. Leave a quick review and rating here on this link, I would really appreciate it! SHOW TOPICS: How can we make bold moves in our career and land a job that we are truly passionate about? What are some ballsy strategies for getting a job? How can we radiate confidence and get “buzzed” about?  What are the success secrets that every gutsy career girl should know? And much more! … [Read more...]

6 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Promoted to Leadership

6 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Promoted to Leadership

I was reviewing the Classy Career Girl survey results and noticed that a lot of CCG readers were frustrated with not moving up into a position of leadership or supervision.  Many of you were fearful of not being able to grow and develop into higher level positions. Valid concern.  Sometimes we get stuck in a job and it's hard to break out and rise above a certain level.  I have no idea who wrote the responses on my survey since it was anonymous. But if it was you, well done for acknowledging your desires, goals and fears.  You can't move past your fears and frustrations without acknowledging them first. Since I received so many of these same responses, here are some reasons to think about why you may not be moving up. These may be tough to hear but some of them may be valid.  Don't … [Read more...]

Some Things Are Changing Around Here…

Some Things Are Changing Around Here…

If you read my post about my 2013 year in review and looking forward to 2014, you learned that my new mantra from 2014 is "What can I say no to?" Saying no is extremely hard for me and I wind up with way too many things on my plate.  I learned this the hard way in 2013 and am determined to make 2014 the year to simplify and focus. Part of this is simplifying my business and focusing on the type of work that I really want to do. What made me start thinking about saying no is when I heard Bob Goff, author of Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World, say that he quits something every Thursday. At first it seemed crazy, but then I made a list of all of the things that I wanted to quit and said why not? But, don't get me wrong. I am not a quitter! I am only … [Read more...]