Bigelow Tea’s Cindi Bigelow on Lessons in Tenacity

Cindi Bigelow is the president of Bigelow Tea. Bigelow Tea (http://www.bigelowtea.com) is a family owned company, whose goal is to produce the best cup of tea possible. One tactic used it to overwrap and seal the tea bag in a fresh foil packet, so that the flavor stays until one is ready to drink a cup of tea. In this...

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Bridging The Pay Gap: How And When To Ask For A Raise

Every few years someone does a study on the gender pay gap.  According to a recent survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on average, women make 20% less than men, with certain industries skewed even further towards the pay imbalance.  For example, women in finance, only earn 70.5 percent of their male counterparts’ salaries. So how do we overcome,...

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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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NEXTer Interview: Carrie Wheeler

PAsking for a raise can be a difficult task. Carrie Wheeler, Environmental Protection Specialist, shared with us her experience and tips for landing a promotion. Carrie started working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an intern after obtaining her master’s degree from the School of Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Through the EPA’s Environmental Intern Program,  she transferred to...

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Negotiating Nirvana – Steps to Earning A Raise

Many of us were taught that there are three things we should avoid discussing: politics, religion, and money. Most of us listened. According to Forbes because women often avoid negotiating salaries, they are “sacrificing more than half a million dollars by the end of their professional lives.” Ensure that all of your hard work is rewarded by following these steps...

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