The New Position Phobia: Navigating and Excelling in a New Position

After completing my PhD, I was eager to start my career. I spent years studying theories, completing internships, buried in books and homework, and making a less than modest salary. I was 29 years old and just starting my first BIG girl BOSS job.  Prior to embarking on a career, thoughts of imposter syndrome rain […]

6 Things You Shouldn’t Do When Asking for a Raise

There is probably no situation in the life of an employee that’s more awkward and stressful than asking the boss for a raise. If you’ve never done it before, you might be afraid to ask for one, simply because you absolutely have no idea how to approach the situation. Having cold feet might lead to […]

4 Pillars of Negotiating for Career Success – Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Black women in the United States who work full-time, year-round are typically paid just 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Women of color face unique challenges when negotiating, via their white female counterparts. July 31, 2017, is known as #EqualPayDay for black women because that’s how long it takes for them […]

5 Ways to Build an Empowered Career

Black Career Women’s Network (BCWN) Career Conversations focuses on elevating female African-American professionals to a level of empowerment within their career. The BCWN is comprised of women from entry-level to C Suite who provide and receive career advice from others who have been in their position or offer a different perspective to working. BCWN Founder […]