Should You Advocate for Your Career?

Should you advocate for your career? If you’re like me, you might have felt some fear around this — most women do. In fact, a lot of people feel fear when it comes to advocating for their careers. And you know what? It’s completely normal to have the fear! However, if you’re looking to advance […]

Making the Voices of Women Heard

Interruptions are a part of our daily lives. Oftentimes, nothing ever goes as planned! I’m sure we all have several interruption anecdotes. But today, I’d like to share with you a particularly notable one regarding Supreme Court Justices. Studies have shown that many male justices are now interrupting female justices at double-digit rates per term. […]

How to Harness the Power of Your Words

All words have meaning, whether positive or negative. Each and everything we say has an impact on the world we live in. While tone and body language are important, in this post I will specifically dive into the particular words that we use in and over our lives. There was an experiment done on two […]

What do you believe is possible for your career?

What do you believe is possible for your career

What do you believe is possible for your career and do you truly believe you’re ready to take the next step towards advancement? The one thing I learned along my journey from being passed over to promoted is that the very first step towards advancement is believing that it’s possible. A famous quote by Henry […]

How Changing Your Perception Can Change Your Life!

How Changing Your Perception Can Change Your Life

In this life, few things are completely right or wrong. Instead, there are usually two different perspectives on one thing. A few weeks back for Halloween, we took our son Trick or Treating and ran into a shining example of this. As he followed a group of kids up the driveway to one of our […]

The Power of Your Inner Circle

The Power of Your Inner Circle

Have you ever considered if the people in your inner circle are helping you advance in your career or if they’re actually holding you back from achieving your goals? The surprising thing is studies have shown that our lives are often the result of the 5 people we spend the most time with. If we […]

4 Tips for Developing Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness

Have you ever felt like some people just lack any self-awareness? Years ago, this was me. Looking back, there were many areas in which I lacked self-awareness that kept me stuck trying to please every different group I was a part of. It’s been said that if we’re not self-aware, we’ll have the tendency to […]

How to Lead Your Team Toward Success

How to Lead Your Team Toward Success

What’s the difference between a manager and a leader? Years ago I found myself asking the same exact question. In all of my experience in hotel management and traditional schooling, I had never even known that there was a difference between the two. It wasn’t until someone on my team said to me, “Mary, I […]

2 Tips for a More Fulfilling Career

2 Tips for a More Fulfilling Career

Having worked alongside thousands of women in different industries, I am aware of a very common concern: When is it time to call it quits? While there are valid reasons for leaving a company, there are a couple of evaluations I recommend before actually doing so. Here are 2 tips toward a more fulfilling career: […]

The Best Advice for Women Looking to Advance in Their Career

There are a lot of women looking to advance in their careers, but they’re afraid they don’t have what it takes or that they aren’t “management material.” Perhaps you’ve had mentors in your life, even other women, telling you that you should never ask for a promotion — believe it or not, that was actual […]