2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to become a better manager (and links have been updated below), but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on online women’s management training. How do you become a boss and a more effective leader — whether you’re new to management or you’ve supervised people for a while and want … Read More about Becoming a Better Manager: Books and Online Resources
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on buying a wedding gift for your assistant, even if you’re not invited— links have also been updated below. If one of your coworkers is getting married and you’re not invited to the wedding, should you give her a gift? What if it’s someone really important — for … Read More about Should You Buy a Wedding Gift for Your Assistant if You’re Not Invited?
2018 Update: Check out our latest roundup of classic sheath dresses for work! Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right … Read More about The Hunt: Basic Sheath Dresses
2018 Update: We stand by this advice for what to wear to a work-related golf event — you may also want to check out some of our other advice on what to wear to summer associate events and other team-building exercises like sailing, company picnics, and more. If you have a golf outing for work coming … Read More about What to Wear to a Work-Related Golf Event
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on when is it time to stop wearing tights to work — links have also been updated below. You may also want to check out our most recent roundup of Sleek Strappy Pumps for the Office if you are searching for the perfect shoes to wear with … Read More about When Is It Time to Stop Wearing Tights and Boots?
What are the best fashion tips for female doctors? A reader wrote in, wondering, so we reached out to two fashionable doctor friends for advice!
2019 Update: we still stand by a lot of these apps for working women — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of our favorite apps in 2019. Ladies, what are your favorite apps for working women? I rounded up some of my favorite Android apps a few years ago, but … Read More about Apps for Working Women: What Are Your Favorites?
Is it professional to go sleeveless at the office — even if you don’t have perfect arms? When you want to bare your arms at your sleeveless-is-acceptable office, is it worth considering other people’s potential reactions if you don’t exactly have Michelle Obama arms to show off? Do people adjust their expectations of what’s “appropriate” when considering coworkers of … Read More about The Sleeveless Professional: Body Types, Bare Arms, and Expectations
Whether you travel every week for work or it’s rare that you find yourself at an airport for a business trip, travel can be a series of small hassles — but a little planning can be a huge help. It’s been a while since we’ve talked about business travel — although we’ve shared plenty of posts about all kinds of … Read More about Business Travel Tips and Tricks
2019 Update: Administrative Professionals’ Day is April 24, 2019. You can check out our most recent thread on what we’re getting for our assistants on Administrative Professionals’ Day here. In the past, we’ve taken polls on administrative professionals day gifts before, talked about how and what to delegate to your assistant, and swapped stories of amazing assistants — our … Read More about PSA: Administrative Assistant’s Day is Wednesday!
What should you wear to lunch while you’re networking? Reader C wonders… I work in Recruitment Marketing at a Big 4 firm. I like my job and what I’m doing but it’s time to start looking for a new job. As a part of the search, I’m going to be setting up networking meetings over … Read More about Networking Lunches: What to Wear (If You Don’t Wear a Suit)
What are some guidelines for wearing tweed in the spring and summer? We talk a lot about “lightweight tweed” — but what the heck is it? (For example: our most recent Suit of the Week.) Reader C wonders when you can wear tweed in summer… I was wondering if you could do a post on … Read More about Summer Tweed, Winter Tweed — What’s the Difference?