Not Your Mother’s Feminism

How Erin Matson Became Action Vice President of the National Organization for Women – Before Her Thirtieth Birthday Feminism needs a face lift. While the mere suggestion of plastic surgery, even a in metaphorical context, might send shivers up the spines of the movement’s hard line, the sentiment holds true for many working, voting, mini skirt-wearing women, to whom bra...

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Don’t Let Your Plan Get In The Way Of Your Passion: How Ambika Changed Her Career Course and Never Looked Back

Ambika Nigam could have been a number cruncher. After she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, she accepted a prestigious financial analyst position at Oppenheimer Funds, where she made the kinds of complicated mathematical models that would make Einstein blush. But, as she sat at her computer manipulating money, Ambika increasingly found herself lusting after...

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Passions Don’t Always Go According To Plan. How Ambika Nigam Found The Confidence To Take The Plunge – And Never Looked Back

Ambika Nigam could have been a number cruncher. After she graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in economics, she accepted a prestigious financial analyst position at Oppenheimer Funds, where she made the kinds of complicated mathematical models that would make Einstein blush. But, as she sat at her computer manipulating money, Ambika increasingly found herself lusting after...

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Alexis Left A Successful Career To Become A Solopreneur – And Lived To Tell About It. How She Did It.

From backpacking in Africa for six months to writing a book while living with her parents at age 27, Alexis is as experienced as she is accomplished. As a writer, journalist, social media strategist, and entrepreneur with a degree in journalism, she has worked with U.S. News & World Report, covering career and hiring trends and career strategy. However, five...

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NEXTer interview: Erin Levin

  An award-winning advocate journalist whose experience has ranged from ABC to CNN,  Erin Levin is now the Community and Social Media Manager at Better World Books. She is also a Co-Founder of Atlanta for Acumen that supports the Acumen Fund on a local level.   Q: Your first career was as a journalist at CNN, but we have heard...

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NEXTer Interview: Callie Brauel and Becca Brandt

Have you ever thought about starting your own non-profit organization? Callie Brauel and Becca Brandt, two recent college graduates, did just that. In fall 2008, Callie and Becca met each other in a college study abroad program in Accra, Ghana. Within two years, they became co-founders of the international non-profit organization, ABAN, A Ban Against Neglect. NEXT had the opportunity...

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NEXTer Interview: Jaimie Camesano

An energetic, friendly, and inspiring young woman – Jaimie Camesano.  Jamie works as a Senior Account Manager at Vibes Media in Chicago.  Jaimie also has a background in sales, which makes her the perfect candidate for telling us about how to deal with rejection and how to cultivate professional relationships. Q:  How do you deal with rejection without getting discouraged?...

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Nexter Interview: LaTonya Taylor

NEXT for Women recently interviewed LaTonya Taylor who works in Corporate Accounts Payable at SEPI Engineering and Construction in Raleigh, NC and is attending school. She is also a member of several professional and volunteer organizations.  She particularly enjoys working with the American Heart Association’s Start Heart Walk and the Go Red for Women campaign. She shares with us her...

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NEXTer Interview: Elisabeth Rietvelt

Meet Elisabeth – she’s energetic, fearless, and thoughtful.  Our latest NEXTer has a background in publishing and luxury jewelry in New York City. Q: In the publishing world, work is very fast paced and demanding.  We always hear stories from movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” about young employees having to take on a lot of extra tasks.  How has...

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NEXTer Interview: Candice Carter

Transitioning from one career to another can be a bumpy road. Candice Carter, a member of the NEXT for Women community, shared with us how Mentors made her transition move so much easier. Q: What did you study in college that has shaped your career? A: I went to college aware that I had a passion for design. I enrolled...

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