Six Things 40-somethings Miss About Being Twenty-Something

  Sometimes, I can’t wait to be established in my life and career, but I don’t want to wish away this time in my life. Is there anything you miss about being twenty-something? Our friend 40:20 Vision weighs in! 40-somethings miss:     Friends, freedom and blissful ignorance.     The energy to bounce back after long hours or short nights and...

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Don’t Wait For A Mentor to Find You – Just Ask And Learn As You Go!

Navigating the world of mentorship can be a mystery. No one denies the value of mentorship but many young women don’t know how to find one. According to LinkedIn, 49% of women 18-29 do not have mentors and just over 50% of all women without a mentor say it’s “because they’ve never found someone appropriate to ask.” Most 40-something women...

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Give Your Intuition the Power of Conviction

In most of my interviews with 40-something women I focus on what they know now that they wish they knew in their 20s. Next for Women asked me to explore an interesting twist on that perspective: What things are 40-something women working on now that they would encourage young women to work on earlier in their lives/career? An interesting theme...

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Listen and Unlearn: Losing Those Unhelpful Defense Mechanisms

  NEXT for Women asked me to explore what types of things 40-something women are working on now that they would encourage young women to work on earlier in their career. Today I’m sharing one woman’s advice to avoid inviting defensiveness into your meetings.    This CEO & founder took on her first C-level position at a start-up in the fast-growing but still...

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