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July 9, 2014
By Julie Livingston In today’s uber-connected world, just having an online presence doesn’t guarantee meaningful, business-worthy connections. A social media strategy must fundamentally connect with your business objectives, says Sarah Durham,...
July 4, 2014
From mending mentor relationships and the erasure of women in tech, to AP writing robots and shopping through Twitter, here are the best links of the week. Curated by Brittany Hennessy Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, ...
July 1, 2014
Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of the new suspense novel Eyes on You shares four juicy reads she'll be devouring from her beach chair this summer… just in time for you to consider before your 4th of July weekend. And...
July 1, 2014
Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of a new book, Eyes on You, shares her tips for making a successful transition from one area of communications to another.  I know some people think I was probably crazy to leave my job...
July 1, 2014
By Susan Gessner Charismatic, competent, innovative, smart and strategic — these are just a few words that describe Eileen Roper Ast, a past president of New York Women in Communications. Eileen died in a car accident in Florida in May. Her son...
June 27, 2014
​From Hillary Clinton's new image and Barbie leaning in, to charging for coffee dates and tech diversity reports, here are the best links of the week! Curated by Brittany Hennessy Many thanks to this week's contributors: Barbara Baez, Suzanne...
June 25, 2014
Wise professionals and conservative dressers alike know that wearing a cute strapless dress with flip-flops does not say “professional employee.” But what crosses the line? Michele Obama made the sleeveless dress appropriate. But crop tops seen...
June 25, 2014
By Rodeena Stephens Summer is here, and employees are inclined to wear clothing — shorts, sheer tops, mini skirts — that may be inappropriate for the office. The result can be an increase in inappropriate behavior. “Every business should have, at...
June 24, 2014
Women must hone their negotiation skills to achieve long-term success. However, a joint survey — sponsored by NYWICI and Marie Claire magazine on women’s attitudes toward workplace negotiation — underscores that acquiring negotiation skills is a...
June 23, 2014
From rebranding yourself with distinction and negotiating a salary, to resume coaching and using Linkedin to find your next job, the 11 tables and their facilitators had career advice for every woman of every age and at every stage of her career at...
June 20, 2014
From the lost art of writing and a million dollar app that says "Yo," to Terry Richardson's cover story and menstrual marketing, here are the best links of the week. Curated by Brittany Hennessy Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne...
June 18, 2014
Gloria Steinem is a feminist icon. But Steinem, a writer at heart  — and 1971 NYWICI Matrix Awards winner  —  told an audience of rapt New York City teens that she sees life “as one big editorial meeting." The young women just finished a school...
June 13, 2014
We have become a culture that embraces overdoing it: binging. Be it television watching or clubbing, “binging satisfies a craving,” says Jonathan Price, co-founder of Empire Biscuit, a restaurant featuring biscuits and toppings in Manhattan's East...
June 13, 2014
​Jill Abramson's next move, 30 things to do for your career by 30, advice from women leaders in tech, and more in this weeks's roundup! Curated by Brittany Hennessy Many thanks to this week's contributors: Suzanne Cohen, January Green, Courtney...
June 11, 2014
Digital natives with exposure to technology from a young age are on top of trends. But analyze their communication skills and there is likely a lack of depth, more sharing than creating and fewer genuine interpersonal interactions.  Preliminary...

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