It was my third editorial job out of graduate school. After one year working at the weekly magazine, I asked my female boss for a raise. “My rent has gone up and I need to make more money.” She smiled and responded, “I don’t care about your rent. Never ask for a raise based on your ne
Elizabeth Holmes’ fall from grace has a been a very fast and public one. The CEO of Theranos, Inc. was banned recently by U.S. regulators from “owning or operating laboratories for two years, a devastating blow for the blood-testing startup that’s come under scrutiny for risking
Women are mistakenly too hesitant to fully own up to our own worth, talent, skill; even to step up to our own ambition. From a young age, we are acculturated to feel as though we are not enough, collapsing on false modesty. If you reframe that mentality to acknowledge all that you’ve
My dad acted like it was no big deal. He was so casual about it. So matter-of-fact. We had been talking about my new promotion and, after a few minutes, he asked: “How much of a raise are you getting?” I said I hadn’t asked. It wasn’t too late, he said. And then, he explained how to a
Riddle me this one: In the ten years I worked for the largest education publishing company in the world, I was afraid to ask for a raise. But in December 2014, I was brave enough to resign, change my career path, and start my own business. There is so much discussion surrounding equal
On Tuesday, March 3rd, Take The Lead hosted Morgan Stanley banker and gospel singer Carla Harris as the first guest in our 2015 Virtual Happy Hour series. Throughout the session, Carla wowed participants with a master class on being yourself at work and strategizing for success. A few
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