Are We Creating a Lost Generation of Women in Our Workforce?

Joi Gordon Speaking at Women Helping Women

Throughout the past 16 years, I’ve seen many qualified women come through our doors who are simply passed over in the job market, judged on external factors rather than on their experience and capability. One of our clients, Sheba, came to us with an impressive resume and a long career working in non-profits and human resources. But in 2009 she … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo

Of A Kind Founders:Claire Mazur & Erica Cerulo

Dear Claire and Erica circa 2002, You guys just met, at the dining hall! And, as much as you want to roll your eyes at the guy who introduced you—who thinks you’ll have so much in common because you’ve both dated college basketball players—acknowledge that he might be onto something. Definitely roll your eyes first, though, and then get … [Continue reading]

Ted Gibson’s Guide to Job-Landing Locks!

Ted Gibson

Guest post by celebrity hair stylist, Ted Gibson We all know that you need to “Dress for Success” for your interview to land the perfect job. Your appearance is super important, however, many women forget about one of the most important aspects of your look: HAIR!! One of my mantras is “Hair Changes Everything.” It really does! How your … [Continue reading]

Soledad O’Brien: Navigating the Not-So-Linear Career Path


At one point in her career a typical day would start at 3 A.M. and wrap up around 3 P.M. And that was just the work day. Then it was home to her four kids, who were all under four years-old at the time that she was also hosting her own morning show. Award-winning journalist and self-proclaimed optimist, Soledad O’Brien has always been short on … [Continue reading]

November: Handling the Hectic Holidays

Joi Gordon Headshot

As if maintaining some semblance of work-life balance wasn't hard enough already, now it’s the holidays!  Not only are you obligated to your hours in the office and responsible for fulfilling your role at home, now you have to find time to shop for gifts, make that dish for your lunchtime potluck, catch the little ones in their school holiday … [Continue reading]

Kim Cattrall: Tuning Into Your Career

Kim Cattrall on Yahoo

Part of one of the most iconic feminine foursomes in our history, Kim Cattrall was 41 years- old when she landed the role of Samantha Jones on Sex and the City as the brassy high-powered public relations executive who gets what she wants. There’s a … [Continue reading]

How to Balance Your Children’s Expectations and Financial Obligations During the Holidays

Holiday Piggy Bank 2

Financial Advice By: Carmen Rita Wong Q: I’m going to be honest, the holidays are a scary time for me, financially.  I am a single mom with three children and I want to be able to give my children the best holiday possible and I definitely … [Continue reading]

Dear DFS: Should I Volunteer While Searching for a Job?

Kathy Lambert DFS Midwest

Dear DFS: I was let go from my job about a month ago, and haven’t been able to find many opportunities for work since. It seems like everyone is looking for work this time year. So, in the spirit of the holidays, I’ve decided to volunteer in … [Continue reading]

Tips on Hand Writing Your Thank You Notes!

Pilot Pen

Guest Post from Pilot Pen You’ve created your resume, customized your cover letter, and had a successful interview. Now what? You write a personalized thank you note. Thank you notes are necessary to write because it is just one more way for you … [Continue reading]