by Laura Lopez
Working at a startup that equips girls with an entrepreneurial mindset to become tomorrow’s leaders has been a really empowering first job out of college.
We created our digital magazine as a community resource – a place to exchange stories and to empower you to be your best professional self every step of the way.
“One of my mentors once told me that email is someone else's to-do list for you, so I try not to let my inbox dictate my priorities for me.”
I could have taken a more linear and direct path to get to where I’ve gotten. But I think it’s important to keep in mind that a fixed path is not the only option.
“I'm a big believer in mental hygiene. Worrying takes up too much space.”
"I was fascinated by the news as a kid. I wanted to be Bryant Gumbel. I loved how he shifted from asking seemingly hard news questions to doing really fun segments."
I want to encourage others to travel and realize that the world has no limits. You really can see it all.
by Bevy Smith
I like to think that my life is a “yes, and…” proposition. Every step in my career has been made up of a series of new auditions through which I affirm this.
by Amma Marfo
The introverted brain thrives on the opportunity to dive deep into a topic. Take advantage of opportunities like writing cover letters or creating portfolios to do just that.
by Asha Dahya
“I want to share some of my tried and tested productivity tips, which are fairly simple and have become a lifesaver (and a timesaver).”
by Paula T. Edgar
Oftentimes, all it takes to elevate someone is using whatever power you have to speak up on their behalf. And sometimes you have to break the rules.
by Monique Carswell
It's key to establish an open-door policy with your manager and have conversations about your development throughout the year. Here's how.
by Bryant Galindo
You will eventually disagree with your boss. The real question: Should you bring it up?
“The theme of remembering your history and where you came from made me realize how much I didn’t know about myself or my history.” – Cornell senior Rachel Powell on her new clothing line, ROOTS
by Ekene Ugboaja
“Finding a ‘cultural fit’ is important, but, left unexamined, it can create opportunity for bias and prejudice to enter into the hiring process.”
"Show love. Making the right connections leads to allies, and my allies have become part of my incredible support system.” – Sequoia Blodgett
by Stewart Hendricks
How do individuals carve out their own spaces, within and beyond the academy?
"People of the African diaspora have a critical role to play in African development as partners, not saviors,” says Releaf cofounder Ikenna Nzewi.
"Just being genuine and transparent with my scholars goes a long way. I make sure they know that my upbringing and roots are important to me."
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