Taming the Inner Critic

Taming the Inner Critic

Have you ever felt the claws of the inner critic tugging at you? Even women who have accomplished much often doubted themselves, felt unworthy of promotions, and experienced the insecurities most of us have. Many felt the shame of imposter syndrome. According to the...
The Importance of Setting Boundaries

The Importance of Setting Boundaries

“Boundaries are a form of empowerment, strength, and a way for us to align with our identity, our desires, and where we stand in the world,” writes Michelle Maros, for her Peaceful Life, Peaceful Mind blog. “When you don’t have boundaries, you are sending out a signal...
Get the salary you deserve

Get the salary you deserve

Do you know how much money you want to make — or deserve to make? Write down that number and go from there. Business Insider reporter Erin McDowell understands that asking for a salary can be tricky. For a recent article, she interviewed several career experts to...
Finding the right mentor

Finding the right mentor

Professionals in numerous categories suggest that mentors help pave the road to success. But the point isn’t to find anyone with knowledge of our targeted industries; it’s to find the right person who understands our goals and aspirations, then suggest the appropriate...
Why Courage is as Important as Success

Why Courage is as Important as Success

I have known women professionals who are as courageous as they are intelligent. I take my lessons from them, knowing that men are applauded for their strength and courage, while women are advised to be gentle and humble—often by men. I believe they call that...
Women Leading Through Crisis

Women Leading Through Crisis

An NBC news story posited a good question recently: Do women lead differently during a crisis? It’s worth considering, especially now, as we continue to face challenges inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic. OpEd writers Jessica N. Grounds and Kristin Haffert, founders of...
The Leadership Game

The Leadership Game

For many women, navigating a path toward leadership can feel like walking a tightrope or navigating a maze. It’s incredible that even today, despite how far women have come, they still face challenges securing senior-level roles. Women who aspire to move up the ladder...
Giving Women a Fresh Start

Giving Women a Fresh Start

Proceeds from the entire series of PEARLS: WOMEN WHO RADIATE SUCCESS benefit the Fresh Start Scholarship Foundation. Here’s why. Life for women, who, for a variety of reasons, could not attend college is stressful. Without a degree, well-paying jobs are scarce,...
Traits of Successful Women

Traits of Successful Women

While their stories are often very different, there are many common traits of successful women. And though success can be defined in many ways, the characteristics are similar. Women may push through more or different obstacles than their male counterparts but are...