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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Resist the urge to UGG!

Are you in a city blanketed by snow and ice this week? Chelsea is! She took a few minutes to reflect on all this winter weather and what this means to our workplace attire. This winter weather seems to be never ending and many of us are knee deep in snow, ice, and rain. When it gets this cold and...

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From Chocolate Metals to Bow Blouses – Fall Is Here!

Bow Blouse: These billowy, silky confections are fantastic from the office to a night out. I think I’ll be picking several of these pieces up this season.         Cropped: Cropped, slim pants are popping up all over the place this season. JCrew has a great variety and it’s a great way to show off your ankles before...

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