2018 Update: We still think this was an interesting discussion of Instant Pot tips for busy ladies — but you may also want to check out our more recent update of super fast Instant Pot recipes (great for long workdays!). All right, readers — who’s a fan of the Instant Pot? Which are your favorite … Read More about How Do You Use Your Instant Pot? An Open Thread for Busy Ladies
Communicating at work often requires women to walk a very fine line to avoid being seen as “aggressive,” “bitchy,” “pushy,” and so on (for exhibiting the same behavior as a typical male employee, of course). The double standard was perfectly captured by Sarah Cooper in last year’s “9 Non-Threatening Leadership Strategies for Women” (which you can … Read More about Learn How to Become a Better Communicator with These Books
If you’re looking to do some online learning with a level of commitment somewhere between earning a graduate degree online and watching a TED-Ed video explaining why cats are weird, then one-off courses may be for you. In the past we’ve talked about learning a language, using online resources and books to become a better manager, and finding … Read More about 6 Awesome Online Classes for Working Women
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to take advantage of a quiet office during holidays, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. It’s coming: the dead period around the holidays when many of your coworkers are out on vacation, projects are done or winding down, … Read More about How to Take Advantage of a Quiet Office at the Holidays
All right, ladies: If you’re a stylish vegan professional (or are trying to be), which are your favorite vegan brands for workwear? We recently received a question from a job-seeking reader about sources of vegan workwear — both clothes and accessories. Fortunately, it’s far easier to find stylish vegan professional workwear today than, say, 15 years … Read More about Six Brands for the Stylish Vegan Professional: Clothes and Accessories
While some of us need absolute quiet to be productive at work, others prefer some background noise, whether it’s classical music, indie rock, or something else entirely. Earlier this year, Kat talked about her favorite music for different moods and situations (and readers discussed theirs in the comments), and in the past we’ve discussed wearing headphones … Read More about The Best Spotify Playlists to Help You Focus
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to react to a stock market drop, but you may also want to check out our recent discussion about whether you invest in stocks or index funds. Do you know what to do with your investments when the stock market takes a dive — how to … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: How to React to a Stock Market Drop
How would you define “executive presence,” particularly for women? Have you worked to build your executive presence? What are your best executive presence tips? Here are some qualities of women with executive presence that Corporette readers have mentioned during conversations that have taken place in the comments: having a “cool, calm, and commanding” presence being a skilled public … Read More about Executive Presence for Women Leaders
Taking these seven year-end career and financial steps will build a good foundation for the months to come.
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion about professional women and insomnia, but you may also want to check out our more recent post on how to hack (and optimize) your sleep. Do you have trouble falling asleep? Staying asleep? Going back to sleep? If you’ve ever discussed your insomnia with friends … Read More about Professional Women and Insomnia
Do you ever choose to boycott companies due to their political contributions, religious values, or business practices? When a corporation steps into political or religious debates, it usually makes headlines and often faces significant negative consequences; companies like Ben & Jerry’s are the rare exception. Here are a few examples that led customers to boycott companies taking a stand: 1. In September 2012, … Read More about Do You Boycott Companies Because of Your Beliefs?
Pictured: one/ two / three / four What kinds of hobbies do you like to take part in after work and on weekends? (We’re talking about offline activities here — no computers required/allowed!) This is the first in a series of occasional posts where we’ll take a look at how to pick up various hobbies. Today we’re talking about coloring books … Read More about Hobby Wednesday: Coloring Books for Adults