The 411 on Leadership: Part 2

Still looking for tips to develop your leadership skills? Read on for more from our leadership series! Come Prepared, Very Prepared We all thought that homework was over the day we were granted our college diploma. There may not be any more lab reports or exams, but you still have homework. Before entering a meeting, research topics on the agenda so...

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Think You Need To Choose Between Your Passions? Think Again! An Interview With Jessica Althoff of Future:Standard

Our friends over at Chic CEO chatted with Jessica Althoff about her really cool startup, Future:Standard. Future:Standard is an online boutique for ethical and sustainable clothing. How chic!   Tell us a bit about Future:Standard Future:Standard is an online ethical clothing boutique.  We launched in 2011 and sell ethical clothing & accessories, which to us means anything that is made with respect...

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Coworking: It Takes the Inspiration of One to Make It Happen

In celebration of Entrprenuership Month here at NEXT for Women our partners Chic CEO interviewed Felena Hansen – the founder and owner of an all female, co-working space called Hera Hub in the San Diego area. Always an inspiration and cheerleader for female entrepreneurs, we asked Felena a few questions so we can learn a bit more about her and her fabulous company.  Read on for...

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Elizabeth Lesser on Being Kind, Not Nice

Elizabeth Lesser is co-founder and senior adviser of Omega Institute (http://eomega.org). In this video with NEXT for Women (http://www.nextforwomen.com), Lesser states that the desire to be nice to everyone is still locked into the DNA of women. You can be kind and fierce, but not nice and fierce, and that it is almost always impossible to advance in one’s career...

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How do I cope with the doubts I have that I’m just bluffing my way through things?

  Dear Jules,     How do I cope with the doubts I have that I’m just bluffing my way through things? I feel like I have no idea what I am   doing!    -Anna NEXT for Women’s resident life and confidence coach, Jules, weighs in below! Dear Anna, A female executive whom I coach asked me the above question recently...

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Feeling Powerless? Time To Use Some Magic.

People love the idea of magic. The Hobbit, a fantasy novel published in 1937, has never been out of print. When the first Harry Potter book hit the bookstores in 1997, it quickly became a worldwide phenomenon. But it’s not just characters in books filled with witches and wizards who have magical powers.  While you might not qualify for admittance...

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