Harbrooke Group’s Howard Greenstein on Volunteering for the Sake of Your Career

Howard Greenstein is the President of The Harbrooke group (http://harbrooke.com). The Harbrooke Group specializes in helping companies communicate with their customers using the latest web technologies in the Web 2.0, Social Networking and online community space. In this video Howard talks to NEXT for Women about volunteering for the sake of your career. He states that he was involved as...

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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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Find the Intersection of Passion And Profit (spreadsheet included!)

You’ve seen the above diagram before, right? And you thought to yourself, “Yes! That makes perfect sense. I’m on the road to career enlightenment! Except… I don’t know what fits inside that magical Venn diagram.” Before you head back to square one, I’ll give you an actual method (yes, there’s even a spreadsheet involved) to get yourself on the road...

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Multi-Generational Communication: Crafting Your Message

Gen Y? Gen X? Or Baby Boomer? Identify what generation you fall into and with that of the person you are trying communicate with to ensure that your message is best received. When communicating with Gen Y/Millennials, remember to: •       connect with them on a personal level •       provide them with balanced feedback on a regular basis •       show them how their work...

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Making Connections: Volunteer for Success

Volunteering or sitting on a non-profit board is a great way to make a difference in your community. It is also an excellent way to build meaningful relationships with people in and out of your workplace. Fundraisers or large projects especially provide opportunity to build strong relationship because everyone is working toward a common goal.   Oftentimes your workplace will provide volunteer...

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Can supporting causes in your community help move your career forward? The answer is YES!

Many of you have joined NEXT for Women at past events to discover how supporting causes in your community can help move your career forward. So, we were thrilled to see an interview in the New York Times with Barbara J. Krumsiek of Calvert Group Ltd. She gives us some excellent insight into her experience managing 200 employees at age...

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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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