Tag: Getting Ahead

The Classic Career Advice You Shouldn’t Forget, According to Oprah

Oprah threw out some serious wisdom to the 2018 class at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism’s recent commencement ceremony. Here’s her number one tip for graduates—and everyone else, too—for having a successful career (not quite unlike her own). Read Complete Article

The Handmaid’s Tale Author Reminds You That You’ll Never Please Everyone, and That’s OK

Margaret Atwood put off writing “The Handmaid’s Tale” because “it seemed like such a far-fetched idea and likely to get me in trouble. Some people wouldn’t love it.” Though it’s rare to write a book as influential and controversial as Atwood did, that doesn’t mean you can’t learn from her […]

How Everyone Can Make Work Better for Women, According to Michelle Obama

Former First Lady Michelle Obama knows we have a long way to go before racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination disappear from American society—and from our offices. Obama recently shared some of her hopes—and some concrete advice—at The United State of Women Summit 2018 in Los Angeles. Read Complete […]

How Sexism Has (and Hasn’t) Changed Since 1995, According to Cosmo’s Former Editor-in-Chief

Kate White wrote “Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead But Gutsy Girls Do: 9 Secrets Every Working Woman Must Know” in 1995. She published a new version, “The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success,” in 2018. Sexism hasn’t disappeared from the office, but it’s changed, and so has White’s […]

What to Do When You Realize You’re No Longer Learning at Your Job

As we all know, learning directly correlates to growth. If you’re not growing professionally, you’re probably not getting closer to your career goals (especially if you’re trying to get a promotion). But before you ponder what to do, you need to ask yourself why you’re no longer learning. Read Complete […]