September: The Rules of Going Back to School

Joi Gordon

Knowledge is power and there’s an abundance of lessons to be learned through the experiences that life throws at us.  Regardless if they’re good or bad, we always walk away knowing something about the world, or simply about ourselves, that we didn’t know previously. And sometimes those real life lessons lead you down a path that you never … [Continue reading]

Christy Turlington-Burns: The Model Student

CTB and mama

From the covers of Vogue to public health poster child, Christy Turlington-Burns is a model in every sense of the word. Though she hates the label—and all labels, really—she’s been globally recognized since the age of 18 as one of the original supermodels. Now a mother of two, social-entrepreneur, director, author and activist, to name a few, … [Continue reading]

Get a Handle on Your Homework with These Tips


Coming home at the end of the day usually means that your time to unwind is about to begin and you can finally kick off your shoes and let your stresses just slip away. But when you’re back in school—and trying to balance your academic load with your work schedule and responsibilities at home—chances are, your day is far from done when you … [Continue reading]

The Two Fall Handbag Trends You Need Now

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 Guest post from Rie Yano and Jie Zheng, Co-founders of Material Wrld We all know the confidence boost that can come from a perfectly pulled together outfit. You walk a little taller and feel like the best version of yourself. You’re ready to conquer anything. Head-to-toe styling creates a polished look, and always requires a little piece of … [Continue reading]

Malala Yousafzai’s “I Am Malala”

I Am Malala

If anyone knows the power of words, it’s Malala Yousafzai.  Nominated for a second time this year as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, you’ve most likely heard of the fearless girl who took a bullet for women everywhere while defending her rights to attend school. But you might not have known Malala has been an advocate on the … [Continue reading]

The Success Diaries: Erica Silbiger

Erica at Harvard

Dear 16-year old Erica, I know you don’t believe me and you probably won’t ever, but EVERYTHING WILL BE OK. Right now your biggest fear is getting through freshman year of high school. Does my eye shadow match my outfit? Why can’t I have a … [Continue reading]

August: The Sky Is the Limit

Joi Gordon

Sometimes life takes you on a professional detour.  Sometimes you reach one career destination only to find out it wasn’t the right place for you.  And sometimes you just can’t seem to figure out where to go in your field.  Many women walk … [Continue reading]

Nancy Novogrod: The Bon Vivant Brand Leader


Traveling from job to job is the norm for most people—by the time baby boomers had reached their forties, they had already worked about 11 jobs, and most millennials have worked more than six jobs by the time they turn 25—but Nancy Novogrod is … [Continue reading]

Suite Success: Tips from the Top of Kimpton Hotels & Restuarants

Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Team at DFS Success Summit 2014

  During this year's 10th anniversary celebration of our Success Summit, a few of the "who's who" from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants stopped by the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria to share some quick tips on how they achieved Suite Success-- … [Continue reading]