Keep it Simple: Presenting with Success

Whether it is a status update with your team or a more formal presentation to a client, a key to a successful presentation is keeping it simple. We take pride in our hard work and the many working pieces of each project, so it is easy to get wrapped up in the minutia. Most audiences will remember very little of...

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How well prepared are you (and your wardrobe) for the workplace?

Our latest post from Chelsea: Project Manager 9-5, Fashionista 24/7 – and NEXT for Women fashion and beauty contributor. According to a recent story on National Public Radio, many managers are finding that recent college grads need a boost in professionalism, including a boost to their wardrobe. “What we found was that there are a set of qualities, (and) characteristics...

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To Mentor or Be Mentored?

NEXT for Women recently collaborated with The Women of AT&T to help launch their internal mentoring program and this has us thinking a lot about, well, mentoring! According to Dictionary.com, mentoring is “to serve as  a trusted counselor or teacher, especially in occupational settings.” Certainly, young women can be the recipients  of mentoring – to assist in developing leadership skills,...

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When Temperatures Rise: Making The Right Impression This Summer

Our latest post from Chelsea: Project Manager 9-5, Fashionista 24/7 – and NEXT for Women fashion and beauty contributor. The temperature keeps rising and so do the number of work sponsored events such as company picnics and after work networking hours. So what does a young, professional woman who wants to look her best wear – especially if these events...

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Are You Reluctant to Embrace Power?

According to A Harvard Business Review blog post “Although women now attend college at a higher rate than men, and have for the most part closed the gap in achieving advanced and professional degrees, women are not occupying the real power positions in corporations, academia, or the professions in anywhere near the same proportions as men…The fact of the under...

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The Professional Benefits of Giving Back

NEXTer Meredith Sain is an active NEXT for Women participant and recent graduate of the University of North Carolina.     A few years ago, I was unsure about the path I wanted to pursue professionally. I knew that I was interested in writing and publicity related work, but did not realize how much potential these interests had until I started...

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Networking: The Fast Track Between Classroom and Career

NEXTer Meredith Sain is an active NEXT for Women participant currently enrolled at the University of North Carolina. I have been attending NEXT for Women events for the past year as I complete my college studies. Despite not yet being in the workforce full-time, I have gained skills that already are helping me to excel professionally, as well as, personally,...

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