Money Diary: Why a 31-year-old Banker Living in the DC Suburbs is Thinking of Monetizing Her Blog

In the vein of such fine publications as Refinery29, Wealthsimple, and the like, I'm going to share my with you what a week living on my salary looks like. I have read enough of these (like two, so really more than enough) to know I am extremely indulgent because I insist on living alone. Please … Continue reading Money Diary: Why a 31-year-old Banker Living in the DC Suburbs is Thinking of Monetizing Her Blog

Accepting Failure

Most days I would describe myself as fairly successful. I reached the glass ceiling in my industry at 28*, but I'm out there presenting unplanned presentations trying to not get cut in the process. My struggle is not singular. I'm one of many who have been successful, to a point, and are baffled at what … Continue reading Accepting Failure

New Job, New You: A Guide to Making your Best First Impression

Somehow your resume past the general inevitability testing that HR put it though and you didn't vomit during your interview. Congrats, you got the job! No time to review the job description or benefits package. Go out and by yourself a new wardrobe with the money you haven't earned yet, might I suggest a sweater … Continue reading New Job, New You: A Guide to Making your Best First Impression

Yes Sir, No Sir: Helpful Hints for Meeting Executives

I work for a smallish company with a rather intimidatingly available set of executives. They know the folks who work for them, the President of the company knows that I'm the new girl (despite six years and as many positions) and the COO thinks I'm rather loud. A few weeks ago my company announced a … Continue reading Yes Sir, No Sir: Helpful Hints for Meeting Executives

Team Building: Tips for Hiring People Who You Can Trust Fall With

I was recently promoted to the position of boss and as such I get to build my own team. Which means I get to interview people, strangers even! And my interviews decide if they get to leave their hellish jobs and work for me. Before the positions I'm hiring for were posted I had an … Continue reading Team Building: Tips for Hiring People Who You Can Trust Fall With

Suffering the Indignity of Unpaid Experience with Dignity

It happens, a lot these days, you graduate college and you look for a job and everyone wants to pay you basically minimum wage but only if you have experience (five or more is preferred). You have a few options when this happens, you can work retail, get into banking, or you can take another … Continue reading Suffering the Indignity of Unpaid Experience with Dignity

The Best Way to Let your Coworkers Know you Care

It's Christmas time (or advent according to the liturgical calendar as was pointed out by a client this morning, thank you, client!), and this time of year we all are forced to show each other how much we care about one another.  This is cake when it comes to people you care for deeply. You … Continue reading The Best Way to Let your Coworkers Know you Care