Be Bold: What Does It Mean To You?

Last Friday at the Bay Path Women’s Conference, I listened intently to Queen Latifah talk about her career and her bold move at 17 as a hip hop star to call herself “Queen Latifah”. She said Latifah was always her nickname, but putting “Queen” in front of it was...

Women Are Paid For Performance And Men For Potential: The Gender Gap in Compensation

According to research, there is still a gender gap when it comes to compensation. In 2011, women earned 17.8% less than men across different industries. Over a 40 year career, that amounts to $431,000! So a woman with the same education, same qualifications, and same...

Evict Your Obnoxious Roomate: The Negative Self-Talk That Holds You Back

Last week I attended the Pennsylvania Conference for Women and had the pleasure of hearing Arianna Huffington speak. She shared her ideas about what it takes to be successful for a woman in business today. My biggest take-away from her talk was when she spoke about...

Investing in Your Business and Career: Coming to Terms with Your Issues

In my blog last week, Get Savvy: 10 Tips to Help You be Successful in Business, I talked about the things that I feel have helped me make my business successful. I asked for feedback and a few people responded that they thought that #3, “Investing in Your Business”,...

Managing Your Expectations is Critical For Your Sanity and Success

I am a high achiever and one who has always had very high expectations for myself, personally and professionally. I can tell you honestly that this has worked both for me and against me at times. Sometimes I fall victim to self-doubt because my goals are so aggressive...

Is Thinking BIG About Your Business or Career Like Bragging?

It’s common knowledge that many people have issues with boastful people. We have a bias against those who seem “full of themselves” and constantly let everyone know how wonderful they are.  If the person happens to be a woman, there is even more of a negative reaction...