• 1.8.Slide

    How I Found Feminism and Overcame Institutional Sexism

    Click on Molly's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. Although this statement is fairly simple, ‘feminist’ seems to be the most threatening F word… Read More...
  • 1.6.Slide

    How I Created Balance and Redefined Success for My Life

    Click on April's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! We hear it all the time: ‘She has it all,’ or ‘she is so lucky she has her dream job!’ But what does it mean to have it all? Can anyone have it all, and balance the perfect career, life and love? Personally, I get… Read More...
  • 12.27.Slide

    Female Focused Organizations You Need to Know About to Be Smart

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Women are the greatest, most powerful force in the world. We're mothers, daughters, and sisters, best friends and life partners, bosses and co-workers, athletes, influencers, innovators, and the face of the future.… Read More...
  • 12.1.Slide

    Reflections on the 2016 Election Results and What It Means to Belong

    Click on Shannon's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! 'The more I learn, the more I realize how much I do not know.' - Albert Einstein 'When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.' - Jimi Hendrix To say that the 2016… Read More...
  • 10.24.Slide

    Navigating the Real World: From College to Corporate to Start-Up

    Click on Lauren's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Go to college, work a part-time job for four years, party with your friends, craft a basic resume at the career center, and graduate. Then, it’s time to find work. So, you post your resume online and wait for the… Read More...
  • 10.7.Slide

    10 Ways to Boost Your Confidence Before Your First Day at Your Internship

    Click on Jamie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Shaking in your boots at the idea of starting your internship? Been there, done that...a few times actually. It can be a scary situation at first to some, while others can find it to be very exciting to start a new… Read More...
  • 9.30.Slide.2

    How to Overcome Failure (and Fear)

    Click on Dylan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Admitting, coping with, and embracing failure can often be daunting, and uncomfortable. As a 24 year old, it’s rare that I meet people (especially women) around my age who are comfortable and at peace with the… Read More...
  • 9.29.Slide.2

    What NOT To Do Your First Month Back at School

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Going back to college is, well…a lot of things. It’s exciting, it’s intimidating, it’s fun, it’s overwhelming, and, frankly, it can be confusing. You’re probably in a new place, with new people, facing new… Read More...
  • 9.1.Slide

    10 bSmart Take-Aways from my Summer Internship

    Click on Krista's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Whether you’re working in an office or shadowing someone on the job, internships are a seemingly established college student practice as they are a great way to gain professional experience in a career path that… Read More...
  • 8.29.Slide

    Time to Grow: My Story of a Change of Heart

    Click on Kaitlyn's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I was seventeen, I was naive, and I was enraptured by the beauty, glamor, and romance that is New York City. When it came time to decide whether or not to commit to a university that boasted an impressive… Read More...
  • 7.27.Slide

    A Day in the Life of a Student-Athlete

    Click on Jessica's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! College can be an extremely stressful time. When you combine academics, extracurriculars, social life,and family, there is often very little time to sort out the thoughts racing in your head! All students go… Read More...
  • 7.15.Slide

    10 Things Not to Do in Your Summer Internship

    Click on Dylan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Despite having been out of college for a couple of years now, the internships I held while attending school in Boston were strongly formative and transformative in my succeeding career choices and passions. In my… Read More...
  • 7.13.Slide

    How to Make the Most of Your Professional Networking Contacts

    Click on Jacqui's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! You dressed up in your nicest blazer and business casual top, threw on your new flats, printed out a few copies of your resume, grabbed your business cards, and went to the networking event your co-worker invited… Read More...
  • 7.12.Slide

    Follow Your Fears: The Unconventional Advice for Achieving Your Dreams

    Click on Amanda's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Many people will tell you, and have likely already told you, to take the path of least resistance. ‘If the door isn't open, it wasn’t meant to be’; ‘it should be easy’; ‘don't force it.’ Have you heard these… Read More...
  • 7.11.Slide

    The Woman Card: What It Is and Why to Use It

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! On Tuesday April 26th, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump played a divisive hand. While speaking to supporters about Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, Trump said, ‘You know the only… Read More...
  • 6.22.Slide

    The bSmart Guide to Make the Most of Your Summer Internship

    Click on Kayla's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! You did it—you secured a killer internship for the summer, and you’re ready to show up to your first day of work. No more lifeguarding, waitressing, or bussing tables. You’re ready for the big leagues. Internships… Read More...
  • 6.14.Slide

    9 Characteristics of #GirlBoss Leadership

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! A leader is one whom people want to follow, not one who simply gives out orders. Are you a leader? Do you shine with the internal light that inspires, motivates, and transforms people around you? Are you… Read More...
  • 6.13.Slide

    The Art of Hearing ‘No’

    Click on Katie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When I graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Musical Theater degree, I polished my tap shoes and flew to New York with two suitcases and a heart full of dreams. Little did I know, Broadway would teach me… Read More...
  • 5.23.1.Slide

    Jump Into the New You

    Click on Kamerin's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! A guest on a segment of Steve Harvey’s national television show discussed what it will take for her to make her next career move. Steve Harvey said it best, 'If you do not JUMP, you will never soar!' Of course, I… Read More...
  • 6.2.1.Slide

    Community Campaign: The Best Advice For Recent bSmart College Grads

    What is the Best Advice For College Graduates? // What Advice Do College Graduates Want to Hear? We asked and your fellow brilliant, bSmart ladies answered. Recent bSmart grads wanted to know how to save their money and if your dream job is attainable? Read how to achieve both, below. Does the… Read More...
  • 5.4.Slide.1

    Hitting Send: Work Email Etiquette

    Click on Kate's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When I decided to write a blog about email etiquette, I was surprised to find that every single friend, associate, and family member I spoke with had an opinion to offer about at least one aspect of emailing. It… Read More...
  • 4.25.Slide

    3 Tips to Use Your Voice and Multiply Your Influence

    Click on Carolina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Did you know that when you speak, the meaning of your words is actually the last thing your listener interprets? Think of wine tasting: first you look at the color, the brightness, and the way it swirls in the… Read More...
  • 4.21.Slide

    Why You CAN Do Something Even When You’re Told You Can’t

    Click on Brittany's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! ‘I’m sorry, we think we want someone…you know…someone…older?’ ‘Maybe we should have someone stronger take over the task. How about a nice young man? Any men willing to help her out?’ I wish I could say that I… Read More...
  • 4.20.Slide

    When to Follow Your ‘Why’

    Click on Carolina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Have you found your ‘what’ to your ‘why’? Purpose is not the reason why we do things. It shouldn’t be. ‘I’ll be happy and free when I finish all of this.’ Sound familiar? Then new tasks keep popping up that add… Read More...
  • 4.1.Slide.2

    Indie Short Panofsky’s Complaint: How I Produced My Passion Project

    Click on Jackie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! For as long as I can remember, I've been a bookworm who loves to write stories and create worlds where people had to sweat it out in uncomfortable situations and learn from it (or sometimes, not). Writing has… Read More...
  • 4.1.Slide

    Where Talk is Not Cheap: A Career in Court Reporting

    Click on Kate's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I’m just going to say it: cube life was never for me. About eight years ago, I recall telling a coworker (over a flimsy cubicle wall during my strictly allotted ten-minute break) that while I was glad I worked hard… Read More...
  • 2.19.Slide

    How to Find Your Passion and Protect Your Purpose

    Click on Amanda's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ The quintessential question we were asked as children. Draw the answer, our teachers told us. Dream big, our parents said, as they hung our illustrations on the fridge to… Read More...
  • 2.17.Slide

    Empowering Events: How One Entrepreneur Turned Her Idea Into A Reality

    Click on Kamerin's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Entrepreneurship is not easy. It’s takes sweat, hard work and dedication. All the more challenging is working to achieve success and stability in the industry of wedding and event planning, an extremely tough… Read More...
  • 1.27.Slide

    Collegiate Role Model Lindsey Eidson on Confidence, Motivation, and Overcoming Fear

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Being a college student can be overwhelming and sometimes discouraging, as we'e encouraged to focus 100% on the person we want to be and everything we want to accomplish after graduation. Because of this… Read More...
  • 1.22.Slide

    Become Empowered, Equipped, and Supported in a bSmart Community Mentor Group

    Click on Meagan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I launched bSmartGuide.com because I wanted to improve statistics such as: 5% of Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 company CEOs are women, 2% of venture capital funding goes to women-owned businesses, 20% of Congress… Read More...
  • 1.7.Slide.1

    How a WGS Degree Can Educate Business, Government, and Media

    Click on Anna's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! In the process of determining the rest of their lives, or at least declaring their majors, many college students have been subjected to the unfortunate question of ‘And what do you plan to do with that degree?’… Read More...
  • 12.14.Slide

    3 Questions to Know When and How to Make a Life Change

    Click on Aleixa's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! When I started college, I was an English major with no clear direction for where I wanted my life to go. Three and a half years later, I still felt uninspired by my major and coursework, so I decided that I needed… Read More...
  • 12.29.Slide

    3 Reasons Why You Should Launch Your Startup Today

    Click on Meagan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I recently finished The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, a book focused on guiding entrepreneurs to continuously innovate their business in order to achieve success. Admittedly, I started and stopped the book multiple… Read More...
  • 12.22.Slide.1

    The Best and Worst States for Women's Careers

    Click on Anna's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The Institute for Women’s Policy Research recently released a study focusing on gender inequality in the work place. Each state plus the District of Columbia was issued an employment and earnings composite score,… Read More...
  • 12.9.Slide

    Breakout Star Constance Wu on Representing Asian American Role Models

    Click on Sarah's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Constance Wu couldn’t be an ordinary actress even if she tried. When you’re the leading lady of Fresh Off the Boat, the first network sitcom centered on a primarily Asian American cast in two decades, there’s a lot… Read More...
  • 12.7.Slide.1

    Prepared & Polished: Interview Tips To Let Your Best You Shine

    Click on Amanda's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Interviews are an opportunity to communicate your ability to succeed in a new role. Recruiters and hiring leaders alike look for competent, prepared, critical thinkers whose experience matches the needs for their… Read More...
  • 11.19.Slide.2

    Meet Carly Fiorina: Her Past and Politics

    Click on Anna's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As the 2016 presidential campaign has picked up in recent weeks, Republican-hopeful Carly Fiorina has broken onto the scene with respectable force. Considering her lack of political experience, she has drawn… Read More...
  • 11.1.Slide.1

    Finding the 'Why' in 'What' You Do

    Click on Kamerin's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! ‘If you don't know why you do what you do, and people respond to why you do what you do, then how will you ever get people to vote for you, or buy something from you, or, more importantly, be loyal and want to be… Read More...
  • 11.5.Slide.1

    What I Wish I Knew to Make the Most of My College Experience

    Click on Maya's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! College is more than just getting a degree. College is about discovering yourself, your interests, and your passions. It’s about preparing yourself for the next chapter in life, whether that’s medical school,… Read More...
  • 10.19.C.Slide.1

    How to Make the Most of the Job You Didn’t Want

    Click on Alex's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Finding the perfect job is a lot like finding the perfect boyfriend: You have a vision in your head of what he looks like, a list of qualities you imagine him to have, and a bubbly feeling of overwhelming… Read More...
  • 9.23.Career.Slide.1

    Now is the Time: 4 Tips to Become a Career Pro Before Graduation

    Click on Noelle's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! So you’re in college, you have big plans for your life, but you’re wondering what you can do to prepare before you graduate? We live in a world where having a bachelor’s degree isn’t always enough to get a decent… Read More...
  • Finding the Intersection Between Feminism and Family

    Click on Noelle's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Grey’s Anatomy (SPOILER ALERT for those who haven’t watched season 11!) features main character, Meredith Grey, a widow with three kids. However, while her husband was still alive, the character had trouble… Read More...
  • 8.31.Slide.1

    Why You Should Embrace Failure

    Click on Amanda's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! There are about one thousand ways we can fail every day. We didn’t wake up early enough, we didn’t finish a project by deadline, we fumbled in a job interview, we burned the chicken we were grilling for dinner . .… Read More...
  • Join Michelle Obama's Campaign to Let Girls Learn Around the World

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! First Lady Michelle Obama recently launched a global program called Let Girls Learn. The goal of this program is to eliminate the educational barriers that exist for 62 million girls around the world. The… Read More...
  • 8.26.Slide.2

    The Balancing Act: 5 Tips to Get Your Passion Project off the Ground While Working 9-5

    Click on Rachel's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Many creative individuals find themselves in a seemingly endless game of tug of war. On one end, there are bills to be paid. On the other, there’s creative expression. If you happen to find a career that fully… Read More...
  • 8.12.SS.Slide.1

    Career Confounded: When You Don’t Know What You Want to Do When You Grow Up

    Click on Shannon's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! It’s the summer before my senior year of college – the ‘big summer’ people always remind me – which used to be a grueling reminder of the ominous storm cloud of my ‘post-grad life’ hanging over my head. At this… Read More...
  • Join the #HeForShe Movement to Accelerate Progress for Women Worldwide

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Last September, Emma Watson shook the feminist movement with her HeForShe speech at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Since then, 365,618 men have joined the HeForShe movement and others continue to… Read More...
  • 5 Life Hacks to Find the Career of Your Dreams Before You Graduate

    Click on Gabriella's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! 1) Own It Before I left for school, the best college advice I received was, ‘wherever you go, is what you make of it.’ I knew the second I stepped foot in New York City to attend New York University I was… Read More...
  • The Most Powerful Woman in the World

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Political Powerhouse If you’re wondering what it takes to become the world’s most powerful woman, here’s the name you should know: Angela Merkel. She’s the Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Christian… Read More...
  • 2 Lessons for Millennials from the Most Powerful Women in Entertainment

    Click on Amanda's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Hollywood has been known as a male-dominated industry since its start, but there’s no denying that women are taking over the entertainment industry in a way that has never been seen before. Forbes recently… Read More...
  • bSmart Summer Reading: Off the Sidelines by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

    Click on Dylan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Senator (D) of New York, Kirsten Gillibrand has had an influential political, legal, and public service career including pioneering policies for the prevention of sexual assault in the military and on college… Read More...
  • What I’ve Learned from Trailblazing Women and How You Can Be One Too

    Click on Dylan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Since newly entering the blogosphere and connecting with other female professionals, activists, and bloggers, I have been in awe of the remarkable accomplishments, changes, and movements women have been a part of… Read More...
  • How Pinterest’s Tracy Chou is Engineering Equality in Silicon Valley

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! There are very few powerful women in Silicon Valley, a mecca for some of the world’s largest tech corporations as well as thousands of startup companies. The blatant gender gap in the technological world is a… Read More...
  • How I Daredevil’d My Way To My Dream Job

    Click on Kamerin's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Steve Irwin The Crocodile Hunter, a skydiver, a shark whisperer (made that one up) and a lion tamer are some of the people that come to mind when I think of daredevils. Or Felix Baumgartner, the Austrian skydiver… Read More...
  • How to Avoid Burn-Out So Your Career Aspirations can Turn Out

    Click on Dylan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! There is a copious amount of adjectives I could use to describe how it feels to navigate through your 20s. To avoid generalizing, I will primarily speak to my own experiences, challenges, and personal viewpoints… Read More...
  • Find Your Passion And Purpose Through a Post-Grad Public Service Program

    Click on Dylan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Seven months ago I uprooted my life in Boston, MA to move to Arkansas to teach full-time in a rural school district through a national public service program. I’ve known for years that dedicating myself to a public… Read More...
  • Author Gillian Flynn’s Complicated Women and Inspirational Genre

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I’ve been a shameless skimmer for the better part of my literate life. To be perfectly honest, I can count on my hands the number of books I’ve read thoroughly beginning to end, and, even as an adult, cannot… Read More...
  • 10 Tips for Interviewing Well in the New Year

    Click on Megan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Have you ever walked out of an interview, thinking you aced it, only to receive a 'no thank' email a week later? What went wrong? You thought you answered all of their questions correctly, you arrived 15 minutes… Read More...
  • 3 Must-See Speeches by Inspirational Women Under 30

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! With my 2 year post grad anniversary soon approaching and dually coming to terms with the fact that I won’t be returning to campus with a plethora of crazy stories about the year and a half I spent in the real… Read More...
  • 4 Ways to Own Intra-Office Conflict Like a #Girlboss

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Ah, the world of intra-office conflict. It's the part of professional life companies aren't advertising in your flashy offer letter. The truth of the matter is that whether it's your first job or one down the line,… Read More...
  • 6 Rules To Becoming A Woman Leader + Winning Any Office

    Click on Rebecca's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I wrote Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House because I was compelled by two stark realities I thought needed to end. One: Too few women choose to be… Read More...
  • 4 Steps To Create Your Plan For Professional Success

    4 Steps To Create Your Plan For Professional Success

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Sure, I’ve read all of the articles about Milennials and our blind faith in electronics, our naïve obsession with overly indulgent life experiences, bereft of tradition and meaningful human interaction. But above… Read More...
  • Taking Life Back One To-Do List At a Time: Job Advice for Women at Work (And Everywhere Else)

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Are you the type of woman who spends the last 30 minutes of her mornings searching for her keys, wallet, and assorted essentials? How about the woman who spends an extra ten minutes outside of her building trying… Read More...
  • Twenty Something Living: Navigating Your Career In The Defining Decade

    Click on Lauren's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As every twenty-something knows, the defining decade comes with more than its fair share of decisions and stressors; the trick is figuring out a way to navigate through it. From cross-country moves to changing… Read More...
  • 10 Best Coffices in New York City

    Click on Megan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Ever found yourself trying to be productive from your apartment living room with no success? Perhaps you work from home every day, and after a while, cabin fever starts to kick in. Or perhaps it’s a Saturday… Read More...
  • No Pillows To Scream into at Work? 5 Ways to Deal with a Difficult Manager

    Click on Megan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! The Devil Wears Prada is one of my all-time favorite movies. Will there ever be a character Meryl Streep can’t play? Between Meryl Streep’s monologues, Emily Blunt’s comebacks, and how we can all relate to the woes… Read More...
  • 3 Tools to Fight the Mid-20’s Slump And Get Out of that Rut

    Click on Cara's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Are you in a rut? Feeling down in the dumps? Stuck in a slump? Well, I’m here to proclaim, 'You’re not alone!' For some time now, my outlook on life has become seemingly, lackluster. I feel bored, confused and even… Read More...
  • Job Advice for the New Girl in Town: 3 Steps to Making Inter Office Allies

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Yes, being the new girl in town most definitely comes with its perks. You’re the talk of the town and, for a brief span of time, the one to impress. You have the office at your beck and call, a schedule reminiscent… Read More...
  • The Importance of Being Empathetic: What I Learned After Quitting My Job

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I want to preface this article by saying that quitting your job doesn’t make you a horrible person, it is not an all-encompassing reflection of your 'poor' work ethic, nor is it a sign that you are an ungrateful,… Read More...
  • Biz Tip Thursday: PR 101 With Bold & Blush

    Click on Bold and Blush's picture to friend them, message them, or read more of their blog posts! Happy Thursday, everyone! As our first contribution to the bSmart Guide, we thought we would share some PR 101 tips along with some background information about who we are and what we’re doing. For… Read More...
  • 5 Signs You Shouldn’t Take That Job

    Click on Jessica and Rachel's picture to friend them, message them, or read more of their blog posts! So you’ve got your first job offer! Congratulations. Also, beware. The workplace isn’t always what it seems. While it can be tempting to sign that contract thirty seconds after it’s presented to… Read More...
  • Can I Have Your Number?...Work Line That Is: Networking for the Recent Grad #bsmart

    Can I Have Your Number?...Work Line That Is: Networking for the Recent Grad

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! My first networking event in the big girl world was, well, a lot of things. No one offered me a job, few of the contacts I sent my information to have followed up with me since, and many of my fellow networkers… Read More...
  • 7 Keys to Effective Leadership for Millennial Women #bsmart

    7 Keys To Effective Leadership For Millennial Women

    Click on Emily's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! As millennial women we have so many opportunities presented to us in terms of our career. We’re fortunate enough to have the option to pursue whatever field we desire, as women’s rights movements and compelling… Read More...
  • Don't Just Fetch the Coffee: Making the Most Out of Your Internship

    Click on Megan's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Summer. ‘Tis the season for beach vacations, barbeques and offices to be filled with fresh, eager faces. Yep, I’m talking about interns. Interning has almost become its own rite of passage. You put in your time,… Read More...
  • 10 Job Hunting Tips for the Savvy Millennial #bsmart

    10 Job Hunting Tips for the Savvy Millennial

    Click on Kat's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! No one is made of money these days, particularly college students like myself who are looking to build up their savings accounts and pay off some loans. As a 20-year-old experiencing her first 'adult' summer away… Read More...
  • I Got the Job! I Hate My Job. Now What? : Adopting a Skill Mindset #bsmart

    I Got the Job! I Hate My Job. Now What? : Adopting a Skill Mindset

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! In hindsight, much of my first day in the for-profit business world was a blur, particularly given the abrupt realization that the majority of my co-workers cared little to nothing about the complexities of… Read More...
  • 4 Job Mistakes Every 20 Something Should Make to Find Your Dream Job #bsmart

    4 Job Mistakes Every 20 Something Should Make to Find Your Dream Job

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Like just about every college graduate in the country, I left school believing I had the very something the world coincidentally happened to be missing. I accepted a teaching position in New Orleans immediately… Read More...
  • Making Time For Happiness: Professional Self-Help for the Recent Graduate #bsmart

    Making Time For Happiness: Professional Self-Help for the Recent Graduate

    Click on Amina's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I want to preface this article by saying that whatever your transition may be, first and foremost, know that you are not the only person binge eating packs of double stuffed Oreos and crying to your Mom in the… Read More...
  • Career Advice for How to Say ‘No’ to the ‘Yes’ Woman

    Click on Laine's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I unknowingly began the demise of my future career when I was nine years old and PG-13 movies were still a lofty dream. Fast forward a countless number of Lunchables later, and my first intentional career move was… Read More...
  • 10 Inspirational Lessons for Women Entrepreneurs

    10 Inspirational Lessons for Women Entrepreneurs

    Click on Adedayo's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! I have to admit, I'm fairly new to the entrepreneurial game just as you probably are, but nonetheless I love that we can learn from each other to give us a continuous edge to keep playing in this field. For me,… Read More...
  • How to Be Successful Working for A Start-Up

    Click on Caroline's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Upon college graduation I categorized myself as a person who had their ish somewhat together. I’d accomplished most of the goals I went to college to tackle, made a good amount of friends, and had enough weird… Read More...
  • Career Advice for Women After A Failure

    I’m on the struggle bus: Population my academic workload, the hellish head-cold I can’t seem to shake, getting things lined up for my summer internship and relational issues that have worn out more than one box of tissues… Seriously though, we’ve all been here - stuck in what seems like a… Read More...
  • Finding Job Success in a Second Job: Freelance Writing for BSMART #bSmartGuide

    Finding Job Success in a Second Job: Freelance Writing for BSMART

    Click on Leesa's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! A second job is a choice for some and a necessity for others. Sometimes it’s a job that is connected to our day work for a little extra cash, other times it’s a job chosen for its convenience just to pay our basic… Read More...
  • Mentorship & Why it Matters for Finding Your Dream job #bsmartguide

    Mentorship & Why it Matters for Finding Your Dream job

    Click on Katie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! "Your boss is the person who pulls you up, giving you opportunities to excel or fail, but a mentor is also below, pushing you, to be the best you can be." – Women in Technology Conference 2014 I recently attended a… Read More...
  • 5 Questions Every Woman Entrepreneur Should Ask Before Starting a Business

    At some point we've all been entrepreneurs (whether you realized it or not). If you've ever sold lemonade or created something and people bought it, you're an entrepreneur. Starting a business allows you to unleash your creative wisdom, but don't be fooled, it's not child's play! Starting a… Read More...
  • Is B-School Right for You to Find Your Dream Job? #bsmartguide

    Is B-School Right for You to Find Your Dream Job?

    Click on Katie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Business school – is it worth it? Higher education in general is a hot topic of conversation these days. Undergrad is extraordinarily expensive, and Masters’ Degrees are even more so. Between your late teens and… Read More...
  • 6 Tips For Making Travel Easier For Women in Business #bSmartGuide

    6 Tips For Making Travel Easier For Women in Business

    Click on Katie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! So many women in business travel for work regularly, and it can be overwhelming to say the least. The lines, the delays, the pushy, aggressive people…. even for someone who travels as frequently as I do, I still… Read More...
  • 4 Tips For Increasing Your Social Media Presence For Better Business

    Click on Christine's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Whether you work at a giant enterprise, a small to mid-size business, or you’re a company of one, social media can be influential in reaching your business objectives. Social media is a new landscape for a… Read More...
  • Network Online, In-Person, and on bSmart to find your Dream Job #bSmartGuide

    Network Online, In-Person, and on bSmart to find your Dream Job

    Click on Katie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Several weeks ago I shared ideas for how to keep your résumé up to date to find your dream job. Have you made any quick changes already? I hope it's paid off! Step one in the process of locking down your dream job… Read More...
  • 4 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs to be Successful in Business

    4 Tips for Female Entrepreneurs to be Successful in Business

    Click on Adedayo's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Last year I uttered the words "I QUIT!" to my boss. My immediate sigh of relief was beyond imagination. So why did I choose to quit a job that was at the very least paying my bills? I was tired of my work not… Read More...
  • New Year, New Resume: 3 Tips for Finding Your Dream Job

    New Year, New Resume: 3 Tips for Finding Your Dream Job

    Click on Katie's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! About Me By way of brief introduction, my name is Katie and I'm a 27 (nearly 28!) year old living in Midtown, Atlanta, for the last 10 years. I manage internal HR processes for a major consulting firm, and I'm… Read More...
  • Your Path to Job Success and Fulfillment

    Your Path to Job Success and Fulfillment

    Click on Kaelyn's picture to friend her, message her, or read more of her blog posts! Balancing Passion and the Need for Money About nine months ago, I graduated college with a degree in journalism, a fresh and naïve sense of invincibility, and the gung-ho, take-no-prisoners idea — no, it was a… Read More...
  • Mentoring, Wellbeing, + Productivity Resources for Female Leaders

    bSmart like female entrepreneur Susan Leger Ferraro and use these resources for effective mentorship, personal wellbeing, and productivity as a female leader. Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, an employee within a giant corporation, or the head of your own start-up business - mentoring, personal… Read More...
  • Inspiring Resources for Women Leaders + Women In Politics

    Inspiring Resources for Women Leaders + Women In Politics

    bSmart and be politically active with these resources for women leaders + women in politics: From the campaign trail for President to serving in your local community activism is a catalyst for change. Check out these inspiring and informative resources from new reads on leadership to political apps… Read More...
  • Resources For Business For Women Entrepreneurs - bSmart!

    Resources For Business For Women Entrepreneurs

    bSmart Professionally: Use these resources for business to learn, network, or launch your business! Login or join to Post Your Event or Spotlight Your brand! How they help you bSmart: Learn Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for professional advice from the mentor you always wished you had? Read… Read More...
  • Oprah Shares Her Inspiring Story for How to Be a Leader - bSmart!

    Oprah's Inspiring Story for How to Be a Leader

    bSmart in Your Career: Watch Oprah Share Her Inspring Story With the 2012 Graduating Class of Spelman College so you can learn how to be a leader too! How It Helps You bSmart: Oprah shares her inspiring story with the 2012 graduating class of Spelman College. Watch the YouTube video so you can… Read More...
  • Leadership Skills For Being a Good Leader - bSmart!

    Leadership Skills for Being a Good Leader

    Are You a Good Leader? Some people have told me I'm a natural leader, and others have told me I'm a natural follower. Some of my friends say I'm a big picture thinker, and others say I'm more detail-oriented. Whether you're an introvert or extrovert, task-oriented or visionary, you will find… Read More...
  • Life Advice for Recent Graduates - bSmart!

    Life Advice for Recent Graduates

    Congratulations Recent Graduates! Last week, I was asked to write some advice for a recent college graduate. Since I know there are quite a few graduates out there, I thought I'd share it with you all as well. First of all, congratulations on graduating! If you’re anything like me, you graduated… Read More...
  • Job Advice for Your First Job - bSmart!

    Job Advice For Your First Job

    What to Expect from Your First Job A steep learning curve - from the work or the people Unlike school, getting an “A” at your job doesn’t happen just because you work perfectly and earn the approval of your boss. Your boss is not your teacher, and you have your own career to build and work to… Read More...
  • Job Advice to Get a Promotion - bSmart!

    Job Advice For After You Get A Promotion

    What to Do After You Get a Promotion I've received a promotion twice in my life - once from being an administrative assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of a small investment firm (it was well deserved) and the second time from being an Executive Assistant to a Strategic Planning Analyst at a… Read More...