Career & Money

Have you ever felt like a fraud or imposter—like you did not belong or deserve a promotion or award? I know I have. Kristin Wong, writing for the New York Times, explains that the imposter syndrome is a term coined by psychologists Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes in 1978 to describe an “internal…

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Career & Money

A Work in Progress

“The authentic self is the soul made visible.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach “Authenticity” or “Being your authentic self” is a word and phrase we often hear these days, thrown around constantly by social media gurus and coaches alike.  While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that philosophy, I think it can get lost in translation…

By Kimberly Sulfridge |
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Career & Money

Authenticity… More than just a “Buzz Word”

Business executives (and society in general) have a tendency to latch onto words, phrases, and cliché’s that become ‘the word Du jour’ which capture where we ‘are’ as a society of individuals. We fall in love with the word – or the ‘spirit’ of what the word represents – and we just use it over…

By Kristin Kaufman |
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Career & Money

Authenticity…It’s About the REAL You

How many times in your life have you been told to “just be yourself?” This can feel especially tricky when you are facing challenges, while others seem to be passing you by with their successes. You may think, “Life would be easier, if I were like ______.” (Fill in the blank with whomever seems to…

By Judy Hoberman |
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Career & Money

What Every Woman Should Know

Let’s shelf being a female leader for a few moments. Let’s connect with who we are as women—real women. The ones who clean up throw-up, go to work, balance a marriage, get manicures, and worry whether they forgot to turn off their flat irons. We hold many titles outside of work: mother, wife, daughter, niece,…

By Elizabeth Lions |

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Career & Money

5 Tips to Build (and Execute) a Powerful Plan

I agree with the quote “that a goal without a plan is just a dream.” If we really want something – we have to plan, execute, and continuously monitor and re-execute the plan. So, what are a few tips to building a good plan… and a few tips to execute against that plan? SMART goals…

By Kristin Kaufman |
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Career & Money

Why We Don’t See Women as Leaders and Why This Matters

The number of women leaders in the largest companies in the United States declined by 25 percent this year, as reported by Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times. Because the number of female chief executives is small to begin with, the departure of even one, such as the recent departure of Denise Morrison…

By Dr. Anne Litwin |
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Career & Money

Delivering Hard Feedback – At Work

Delivering difficult feedback with grace is one of the hardest things a female leader can do and is the most necessary. In general, many women when delivering feedback sound angry, judgmental, or attacking. It could be the tone of their voice or the look on their face, but whatever it is, it’s not good. Others…

By Elizabeth Lions |
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Career & Money

20 Questions to Designing Your Life

Have you ever heard of setting goals?  Of course, you have.  This concept is pounded into our heads from the time we are young.  However, we are never really taught how to go about creating our goals to set ourselves up for success.  Many of us just have them bouncing around in our heads, waiting…

By Kimberly Sulfridge |