6 Times When You Need to Speak Up at Work

Being an advocate for your own career can be empowering and increase your confidence. There will be times when you need to speak up at work. When this happens you must use good judgment. Although, speaking up can make some people feel uncomfortable, leaving things unaddressed can unravel into bigger problems. Here are 6 situations […]

5 Bad Work Habits You Need to Drop Immediately

Whether it’s the colleague who takes all credit or the boss who cannot stop bombarding you with calls during weekends – all of us have co-workers, subordinates, and managers whose habits can get rather annoying.  Well, nobody is perfect and just like your co-workers, even you are bound to have some habits that might be […]

Cake is Meant to be Eaten!

I’ve never liked the saying, “You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” While I understand what the speaker is attempting to communicate, this pessimistic notion can feel demoralizing. What’s the point in having access to my dessert but not being able to enjoy it? What’s worse, I believe many black women have subconsciously […]

How to Avoid Being Stuck with the Wrong Mentor

Mentoring is supposed to be a positive experience between two individuals – mentor and mentee. Many of the organizations we work in have the best of intentions with their mentoring programs and activities. And we, as employees, are excited to know that there are leaders in our organizations which we can learn from. But sometimes the […]

5 Steps to Making a Successful Career Transition 2.0

After coming out of the 2020 pandemic, one of the things that have been on many minds is a career change. Whether your job was temporarily on hold, eliminated, or you were fortunate to keep your job, shifting to a different career has been on the rise. So, what must one do to transition to […]

Black Career Woman Spotlight: Yolanda McCleary

How do you make your coins? Over the last 7 years, I have been living my best life as a Resume Writer, Career Coach and Career Development Instructor in Philadelphia. By day, I am an Employment Placement Manager for Year Up Philadelphia where I provide career development instruction, career coaching, and job placement services to […]

Five Tips to Win at Work

It is one thing to come to work and complete your daily tasks. It is another to show up and win at work. There are plenty of ways to be a great employee, such as showing up on time and producing great results but winning is so much more. Winning sets future leaders up for […]

Slay Workplace Stress in Three Steps

Work can be a blessing. It not only brings in income, but it can also provide you with self-esteem, friendship and a sense of professional identity. Many of us are highly committed to our work, but at times, we may experience job-related stress. According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, workplace stress […]