Even though we'd rather be sipping on pumpkin spiced chai tea lattes and crossing off fun things from our autumn bucket list, we're pulling up our adulting pants (okay, leggings) and using our precious weekends to get some very important to-dos accomplished. Our first order of business is to start the process of actually getting a handle on our pesky finances before the holiday bills start trickling in.
Being a Head Boss in Charge isn't easy: You've got places to go, people to see, and ceilings to bust through. Every. Single. Day. And while 95 percent of HBIC-ness is confidence, looking the part definitely helps. Here are 10 things that will inspire you to keep on crushing your goals and elevate you to true HBIC status.
Whether it's a non-responsive boss, a terrible feud with a coworker, or a mounting pile of impossible to-dos, we all have days when we feel like our nine-to-five is getting the best of us. Luckily, while it may feel like we're going through our work drama alone, founder of the popular workplace Q&A blog Ask a Manager Alison Green has created a handy resource to give every working gal a place to vent their frustrations and get actually helpful answers to their most burning work-related questions.
By now, we've all heard that back-to-school season is upon us. But if you're not a student, a teacher, or a mom with little ones hitting the halls over the next few weeks, it might seem like a topic of convo that you can easily tune out. Not so fast. This time of year also brings some universal goodness we can all enjoy: major deals and awesome back-to-school supplies chic enough for adults too.
You've researched your industry and updated your resume. Your cover letter template is ready to customize, and you've got a couple of dream job listings as open tabs on your desktop. You're almost ready to declare yourself a job seeker. But you already know there's a nagging detail you've got to take care of first: making your social media profiles worthy of a potential employer's scrutinizing gaze.
Religion, politics, sex, money — they're the topics we're warned to avoid at the dinner table, but we believe these are the real-life issues that millennial women should be discussing on the regular. (Like, why are millennials cheating?) And while we may have come a long way on the first three (hooray for kickass female activists!
Starting your own business may seem daunting, but it can also be one of the most rewarding endeavors of your career — and life in general. Research has shown that women are starting more businesses than ever. There are female-run VC firms that invest specifically in women-led companies, networks to encourage collaboration over competition, and entire movements about "leaning in.
You might be a bit of a decor geek if you spend your lunch break scouring online home decor shops and your fave DIY YouTube channels to plan out your ultimate living room, bedroom, or bathroom. Perhaps your friends seek your advice for making over a tiny space because you've converted your studio apartment into a collection of adorable DIY goods.
In the years before life was dominated by work and a social calendar was more than just a seemingly constant rotation of routine happy hours and lunch dates, it was a whole lot easier to be a joiner. Do you remember those days? When it was totally cool to try out ballet or softball just because it sounded fun?
If you've been secretly working on a screenplay, TV pilot, or a novel while manning a day job, you know that writing is tough. While you dream of becoming a professionally paid writer, you're not sure how to get started. One Scandal TV writer shares that the best writing advice she got was from her boss, Shonda Rhimes, who told her, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.
If you listen to fashion podcasts on your commute to work and follow celeb stylists on Instagram for the latest trends, you might want to think about a career doing what you love. In this week's How to Quit Your Day Job series, we chat with Ali Macer and Brittney Ben Moshe about how they started StyleLab, an on-demand personal styling service for men and women.
From the incredible women who inspired Hidden Figures to Jeanette J. Epps, the first African-American astronaut to embark on a mission to the International Space Station, NASA has employed many remarkable women throughout the decades. Coming off the heels of the 2013 NASA Astronaut Candidate Class (which was the first class to have an equal number of men and women), NASA recently announced the members of its 2017 class, which includes five women and seven men who are looking to make their mark o
Decorating your first adult apartment is an adventure in aesthetics — and budgeting. It's fun to figure out how to upgrade your kitchen and declutter your workspace, but it can be stressful determining where to put your hard-earned dollars. Sure, there are many spots to buy stylish furniture on a budget, but there are some apartment essentials that you just have to spend more money on (oof).
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and we can't think of anything more necessary than finding your S.O. the perfect birthday gift (relatively speaking, of course). It was that exact search that led Ian and Brittany Bentley to launch their leather goods brand, Parker Clay (named after their two young sons), in 2014.
It's no secret that the workplace isn't exactly a place where women are always given a fair shot. Many companies claim to be friendly to gender equality, but underlying tensions and half-baked HR policies around hiring and promotions are leaving many women around the country increasingly dissatisfied with their work environments.
Despite creating some of the most innovative and successful companies in the world, female entrepreneurs rarely receive the same financial support as their male counterparts. With 97.5 percent of American venture capital funding going toward male founders, it's clear that there is a major problem in the way we invest in passionate female entrepreneurs.
You could be good at what you do and not really like your job; or you can love your work but for some reason not be able to make much progress within the field. To find the ideal gig, you need to have the right mix of natural inclination toward the subject, intrinsic motivation for the cause, and a work structure and colleagues that mesh with your personality.
The very mention of "credit score management" can induce a state of panic in many of us. The FICO score's measurement of your credit-worthiness is calculated based on an ever-shifting algorithm that seems to favor only the most perfect and punctual among us. Managing this number well is essential to achieving financial independence.
After a long two weeks of slaying the #girlboss game, you finally get the sweet notification that your paycheck has been direct-deposited into your account. But even though we would all love to blow our paycheck on an adorable pair of luxe fall booties, we've decided to put our adulting pants on and create a practical monthly budget we can actually stick to.
If you're a beauty maven who has tested out makeup tutorials based on TV characters, organized your top products into a stunning organization system that rivals any Sephora makeup counter, and have the latest and greatest makeup apps downloaded on your phone, you might be interested in a career in the makeup industry.