Tag Archive: Career Advice

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    by Angie Chang

    Three Gifts To A 20-Something From A "Forty-Godmother"

    Here are 3 “gifts” one 40-something woman would give a 20-something if she were a “Forty-Godmother”.

    By Christina Vuleta (Founder, 40:20 Vision)

    Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something would give a 20-something as their “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?

    #1 – Make yourself a priority.

    You can spend so much time doing good job and being liked by your bosses that you don’t make yourself a priority.

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    by Angie Chang

    Interview With JPL Systems Engineer Nagin Cox

    The following are excerpts from an interview with JPL Engineer Nagin Cox. She helped send the Curiosity Rover to Mars in August 2012.

    By Sophia Viklund (Co-Founder, BackCode) & Esther Nam (Web Developer, Cars.com)

    Nagin Cox joined Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 1993 and has since served as a systems engineer and manager on multiple interplanetary robotic missions, including NASA/JPL’s Galileo mission to Jupiter, the Mars Exploration Rover Missions and

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    by Angie Chang

    Why Women Tech Execs Can And Must Thrive On Risk

    “No risk, no reward,” goes the old adage. It’s important to stretch one’s boundaries, try something new, perhaps fail, but learn, and move on.

    By Shellye Archambeau (CEO, MetricStream)

    The stereotypical image of women as risk avoiders is changing fast. More women are occupying the boardroom, making important strategic decisions, and taking on high-risk responsibilities as CEOs, CFOs, and even chief risk officers.

    As a woman who worked her way up to various executive roles, and now as the CEO of a governance, risk, and compliance

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    What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – A Mentor Will

    Sometimes asking for help is the most important thing a person can do in their career.

    By Wendy Lea (CEO, Get Satisfaction)

    You need to know that what got you here won’t get you there.

    At a certain point, you must recognize that you can’t go the entrepreneurial journey alone.

    Let’s talk about relationship building via technology.

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Ways To Make A Great First Impression (Career Advice)

    Research findings show that a firm handshake characterized by strength, good eye contact, and a completeness of grip, leaves a positive impact.

    By Kelly Studer (Career Stylist, Kelly Studer Consulting)

    At one point or another, we’ve all had an experience meeting someone new and not have it pan out the way we thought it would. Without even realizing it, we may have left a poor first impression and it’s hard to change someone’s mind about us once this has happened.

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    by Angie Chang

    Is This What A Business Woman Looks Like? (Hint: There Is No Cookie Cutter)

    Successful women ask for what they want, and more importantly, give themselves what they need.

    By Blake Landau (Founder, Artemis)

    If you would have asked me to create what I thought a successful business woman looked like when I was 15 years old, I would have drawn something similar to what we see in the stock photo images we see on websites.

    She would be angular and slim, in a tight fitting black suit, high heels, pearls and stockings. She’d be standing, hunched

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    by Angie Chang

    Sheryl Sandberg Explains Why Younger Women Should Pursue Tech Careers

    Facebook leaders Sheryl Sandberg and Jocelyn Goldfein share advice.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    The most influential woman in tech right now, Sheryl Sandberg, outlined some clues for younger women searching for a career or job in today’s economy.

    In a post to Quora last week, she gave three pieces of advice for younger women and made an appeal for women

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    by Angie Chang

    The New Girls’ Network: The Science Of Office Politics

    Mothers are 79% less likely to be hired, only half as likely to be promoted, offered an average of $11,000 less in salary and held to higher performance and punctuality standards than an identical woman without children.

    By Joan C. Williams (Author, The New Girls’ Network)

    Advice literature for women is a crowded field and a predictable one. Most advice falls into one of two woefully inadequate camps:

    1. Man up! The most common advice assumes that the problem is that women need to act more like men. Men tend to negotiate harder, act with more confidence and go after plum assignments that will require them to stretch and swagger. All this is good advice – sometimes, for some women. It will work for you if you tend to act in traditionally feminine ways: modest, happy to play support roles and attuned to the comfort of others

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    by Angie Chang

    Develop Your Voice As An Engineer, A Speaker

    Editor’s note: A longer version of the guest blogger’s “Develop Your Voice” talk will be presented at the Grace Hopper Celebration (October 3-6 in Baltimore).

    By Chiu-Ki Chan (Founder & Developer, Monkey Write)

    When I first started working, I was happily learning all kinds of new stuff: source control, working in a team, unit testing, etc, etc. After two years or so, I felt quite comfortable as a software engineer, but I had no idea how to grow further.

    Voice is an interesting word because it encompasses so many things. It’s your vision, your direction, what you believe in and what you stand for. Voice also implies that it needs to projected, that you need to let other people know what you are trying to do.

    I have discovered that the most important thing is