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“Popularity is Overrated” Or What Bernadette Can Teach Us About Likability & Ambition

“Popularity is overrated.” This may be the best and most telling line for women looking for purpose in their work—in spite of a “likeability problem.” She admits at one point, “I’m nobody’s friend.” Spoken by Bernadette Fox, played by Cate Blanchett in the new film, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” these phrases are protest against shame, judgment, social ridicule and even mean girls.

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Listen Up: Take The Lead Launches Weekly Podcasts To Offer Solutions

Sundays may be the traditional day of rest for some, but Sundays are now also the day to take time for yourself to listen, learn and continue building the career of your dreams. The newly launched Take The Lead Women Podcast with Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead, is a free weekly foray into inspiration that will help listeners define their purpose, own their power and learn leadership secrets from a variety of guests, as well as Feldt.

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Experiencing Age Discrimination? Feeling Invisible? Try These Solutions.

Issue 103 — August 5, 2019 My friend Dede Thompson Bartlett is a very accomplished woman. Former Vice President of Corporate Affairs Programs for Altria and Corporate Secretary of Mobil Corporation and President of Mobil Foundation at a time when few women reached those heights, Dede has a powerful presence, as though she could walk into a corporate boardroom anywhere and go right to the head of the table.

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Silent Auction Profile: She Negotiates Co-Founder Helps You Get What You Deserve

Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training, says perhaps her biggest negotiation win was helping a female lawyer increase her offer by $500,000 to $850,000, plus other perks.

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Dad Makeover: What Changes Needed for Parental Leave, Shared Duties

The $16 billion that Americans are spending on Father’s Day gifts this year, according to the National Retail Federation, compared to the $25 billion Americans spent on Mother’s Day, may reflect the amount of time spent on parenting split between most American mothers and fathers. Man

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Do I Really Have To Go? How To Choose What Work Events to Attend

If you work for a large organization, chances are in any given month there is at least one event you have to attend for work outside of work—an announcement, retirement party, awards ceremony, celebration of a new project, completion of a project, promotion party and more.

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