2020 Update: We still think this is a great roundup of podcasts for working women — but if you’re looking for something a little more recent, here’s our latest discussion of the best podcasts for smart women. In the past we’ve talked about our favorite magazines as well as summer brain candy books, but we haven’t talked about … Read More about What Are Your Favorite Podcasts for Working Women?
A new MBA student has plenty on her plate: classes and projects, networking events, recruiting opportunities — not to mention the typical grad school challenges of making new friends and (for some) adjusting to a new city. Reader R wonders if we have any great tips for full-time MBA students, particularly female MBA students… Hi … Read More about Tips for Full-Time MBA Students
Today we’re bringing you our next installment of our Money Milestone series, where we’ve previously discussed paying for grad school, wedding finances, home buying, financially planning for a baby, financial strategies for divorce, and saving for retirement. Readers requested one on eldercare, finances, and aging parents — and I think that can certainly make an impact on one’s finances, so let’s … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Eldercare and Finances
If you’re petite and your office desk is too tall for you — enough that it’s causing you pain while you work — how much is your employer required to do to make your desk/chair setup more ergonomic? What if you work at a nonprofit? Reader A asks… I wonder if you could address what my work place is required to do … Read More about Petite Office Ergonomics (and: How Does Your Office Handle Ergonomics?)
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 incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Hunt: Purple Pumps to Wear to Work
When should you quit your career? How do you know when you’ve chosen the wrong one? How long should you give yourself before you quit — and how many jobs should you try in that career? Reader F has SUCH a great question about this: Question for you: how do you know if you hate … Read More about Your Job, Your Career, or You: When to Quit Your Career
2018 update: We still stand by this advice on where to find ethical clothing for work, and links have been updated below. You may also want to check out our Guide to Slow Fashion. Big thanks to Kate for our next post on ethical shopping: workwear brands made in the United States, Canada, and Europe! … Read More about Workwear Made in the USA
Which are the best towels? What factors should matter? Last month we talked about the best sheets for the home — and today we’re looking at the best towels. Reader K wonders… Hi Kat, again, love your blog. I am curious as to whether you and the readers have found THE BEST towels. I am ready to do this … Read More about The Best Towels
Are skirts and dresses unprofessional? What if you have a boss who has a firm opinion, one way or the other? What if you have a boss who forbids YOU from wearing dresses and skirts, when other women in the office can and do? Reader A wonders… I recently started a new job in a creative … Read More about Are Skirts and Dresses Unprofessional?
2019 Update: We still think an after-work routine is essential for work-life balance — and you may want to check out our most recent discussion of work-life boundaries, including how to make the most of your evenings. Here’s a fun topic: what is your after-work routine? Do you have one that’s necessitated by outside factors (must … Read More about What’s Your After-Work Routine?
How should you dress for law school orientation? When you’re planning which outfits to wear, how much should you worry about looking professional, or put-together, or about making a good first impression? Reader N wonders… I am extremely excited to be starting law school in the fall but I am puzzled by the idea of picking orientation outfits. Any … Read More about Law School, Orientation Outfits, and Dressing For You
If you could pick any office, which would you choose? What factors would help you choose the best office? Reader C wonders… I’m thrilled to have accepted a new job! I’m an attorney in my late 20s making a lateral move to a mid-size boutique firm after five years with my current shop. Of all … Read More about How to Choose the Best Office