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Five Things That Need To Be Removed From Your Resume in 2017
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Five Things That Need To Be Removed From Your Resume in 2017

By Elizabeth Lions - Mar 07 2017


Everyone I know agonizes over what is on their resume because we all know if it’s not perfect, you may not get a call from a recruiter. This constant process of gathering feedback, from peers and experts alike, can make the job search confusing before you even start. As a job seeker, you only want […]

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Lead from Within
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Lead from Within

By Elizabeth Lions - Feb 14 2017


Leadership is every bit an inward process as much as it is an outward process. I’ve been lucky in my career. I’ve had the pleasure to work with some of the best Directors and Vice Presidents in several major technology companies. Listening to what kept them up at night, taught me a lot. What I […]

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The Limiting Lies Women Tell Themselves
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The Limiting Lies Women Tell Themselves

By Elizabeth Lions - Dec 21 2016


It’s the holidays again and that old familiar feeling kicks in. You know the one. The oh-my-God how will I ever get all the shopping/holiday meal/family plans together before the 25th and still make everyone happy? Welcome to overwhelmed, which most (if not all) women feel as the holidays approach. This is one of the […]

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How To Support Another Woman

By Elizabeth Lions - Nov 29 2016


“I just don’t like working with women. They are so catty. I’d prefer to work with men and when I look around, all of my friends are men too.” she said to me over coffee. “I used to feel that way.” I responded. “Then I realized that the women I didn’t like were more like […]

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Making Friends with Money

By Elizabeth Lions - Jul 27 2016


“When you think of money, what do you instantly think?”, I asked the audience. Looking out into the sea of people I found their responses weren’t uncommon. “Money doesn’t grow on trees“, One woman answered. “Money is scarce. Save it.” Another one shouted out. “My family never talked about money and we were well off“, […]

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Being Poor Is Cool:
The Real Reasons Women Earn Less Than Men

By Elizabeth Lions - Jul 06 2016


Statistically, women earn less than men, but when you look at the same job and the same skill set, the wage disparity is lower than you’d think, according to Pay Scale. Often the wage difference between men and women has little to do with skill set. Many times it all boils down to how a […]

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An Employee Retention Program That Costs Nothing

By Elizabeth Lions - May 11 2016


Retention is like life insurance. No one thinks about it until they need it. With the job market heating up and passive candidates starting to get antsy and look for different jobs, managers need to consider retaining their top talent. The irony is retention costs nothing. Unemployment rate in the United States rose unexpectedly to […]

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Women: Goodbye Green Monster

By Elizabeth Lions - Mar 28 2016


Every once in a while you get a privilege in life. It happens with such obvious force, that you know immediately when you recognize a woman that isn’t a mean girl. It’s her behavior that inspires you to be a better person. Carolyn was my grand opportunity as well as my grand situation that popped […]

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Mean Girls: Be the Solution

By Elizabeth Lions - Nov 19 2015


Mean Girls: We talk a great deal about them, but what are we personally doing, day by day, moment by moment so the infection doesn’t spread? Muktananda was a great Indian saint and an avatar that came to the United States. He wrote many books, which I, myself have read. The below passage gave me […]

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Jockeying For Air Time In A Meeting

By Elizabeth Lions - Sep 08 2015


Every women may know the feeling over being overlooked or run over in a meeting. No one likes it. Especially executive women. Harvard Business Review surveyed more than 7,000 people, including female executives at or above the Vice President level. The consistent feedback was the women feel less acknowledged during meetings. While men agreed with […]

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Why Do You Want To be A Leader?

By Elizabeth Lions - Aug 03 2015


Every woman looks forward to the day that she gets the promotion, wears the new suit and takes a leadership position. She is told for years that when she finally makes this quantum leap – which is a seat at the table – she has arrived. Oddly enough, most positions in Corporate America offer little […]

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You Are NOT Your Story

By Elizabeth Lions - Jun 15 2015


There seems to be a new trend. It’s called “telling your story”, and I question if this is really a good practice for women. In the 80’s, on women’s talk shows I think it did serve a powerful purpose, but lately I think it reeks of weakness. A quick google search told me that there […]

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Four Expressions Women Use That Diminish Their Credibility

By Elizabeth Lions - May 25 2015


Perceptions. Those things that form quickly and set up like cement. The blind spots of not really knowing the impression you leave on others. You think you are having a conversation, or making a post on social media – but there it is – opinions are formed about you instantly. Speech is a funny thing. […]

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Four Ways to Broaden Your Job Search for Results

By Elizabeth Lions - May 05 2015


When facing a job change, it’s easy to get caught up thinking there is only one way to find work — by applying online. Confusion will set in if nothing is happening – or you perceive – nothing is happening. Job seeking is like trying to lose ten pounds. If you keep jumping on the […]

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Building Quiet Confidence

By Elizabeth Lions - Mar 20 2015


There is an art to quiet confidence and it is no prettier than when it is worn by a woman. You know her when you see her at a meeting in the office. She is understated, yet powerful. Her silence is presence enough. She doesn’t have to fill the room with noise. I think there […]