In Conversation With: CEO Red Shoe Movement & International speaker, Mariela Dabbah

Mariela Dabbah is the CEO and Founder of the Red Shoe Movement; Women Supporting Women for Career Success. I met Mariela in New York City when she met with her funding/business plan advisor (yes, a woman) at Grind Workspaces. Mariela believes that the worst thing that can happen is not to be prepared when your dreams come true – and being prepared as her latest venture unfolds, is clearly a priority for Mariela....more

Social Media Profiles- The Official First Impression of the 21st Century

No. Nope. Uh-uh. Naw. Nah. No Way.

jkhoey It’s early, chica, give me a chance ;)more

I Was the "Black Working Mom" Example

When it came time to tell my manager about my pregnancy, I worried. I knew my explanations that I wasn't pregnant during interviews or I had found out after accepting their offer wouldn't matter. She'd just think of me as a risk....more
Thanks for sharing as I understand what you are saying. As a new mom, I was not prepared for the ...more

Why PASSION can be a Mis-Direct

How many times have you heard ‘Follow Your Passion’? And, how many times have you thought, even felt, like somehow, you’re ‘Passion’ must be hiding behind that big stack of unpaid bills?  How many times have you been advised to ‘Find what you’re passionate about and do THAT’? ...more

How To Achieve Success as a Twenty-Something

People say not to work for the paycheck, and that money does not equal success. But I would argue that, in some ways, your income does represent how far you have come and what you have achieved. If you are self-employed, or part of a start-up, then perhaps not so much. However, I am someone who, day in and day out, goes into an office job where every single day I am actively trying to move forward and upward in my career.The question becomes, how exactly do us twenty-somethings achieve success?...more

10 Principles for Women to Live By

I spent some time at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing today. There were about 8000 women there, from computer science students to the CTO of the United States. There were also exhibits by all the big companies who are trying to hire for diversity. It looked like a real coup for women.But…...more

How Incentives & Inspiration Work Hand in Hand to Get Employees to Work Harder

A big topic in our office lately has been how to create incentives to get our employees to work harder towards weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. So, I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve come up with a few ideas of my own.Obviously, cash is king in this world. However, depending on the size of your company, your budget, and other factors—this may limit your ability to give out monetary bonuses or incentives. If this is the case, it’s time to get creative! USE POINTS...more

Spotted: Mini Cupcake Company on the Rise

Photo of Lily Brynes is courtesy of Lily & SPOTS NYCMillennials know what other millennials crave. That’s personalization, according to SPOTS NYC. The company can print photos, logos or messages on mini cupcakes within 48-hours....more