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Volunteers make the world a better place—and they can see career benefits along the way By Kimberly Olson Have you considered pitching in at your local food bank? Becoming a weekend coach for a job-training nonprofit? Offering your social media skills pro bono to an environmental group? Volunteering for...

The Dos and Don’ts of Asking for a Raise By Janet Heit Sharanya Prasad,* a 32-year-old senior director at a media organization, did not ask for a raise at her prior workplace. Like many women, she believed the notion that the workplace was a meritocracy, that her excellence...

Taking a risk can be scary. But avoiding taking a risk can hold back your career. Here’s how to make the leap successfully. By Lydia T. Blanco Being risk averse in the workplace and in business can cost more than people realize or bargain for. That’s especially...

Consulting after a career spent in the office By Kimberly Olson You’ve embarked on a well-trodden path to success—earned your degree, landed a challenging job, excelled on key projects. But despite your hard work, you feel dissatisfied. Perhaps you’re getting passed over for promotions. Or your ideas are...

Women, in particular women of color, can struggle to be heard and heeded. Here are some actionable tips to help you persuade and influence. By Sheryl Nance-Nash Imagine waving a magic wand and getting coworkers to do exactly what you want them to do. Or finding out that...

The “she-cession” is shining a light on systemic workplace inequities—and addressing them could close the wage gap By Kimberly Olson  For years, the gender pay gap in the United States had been narrowing. Then along came the COVID-19 pandemic.  A confluence of factors—layoffs, businesses shuttering, lack of childcare—caused women’s...

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