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By Emily Merrell & Elizabeth Roberts For the month of December, we’re taking a moment to give the blog over to our members. Some are newbies, some are seasoned: all have a unique story about their time with SDS and the connections they’ve made along the way. We’re so impressed by how they’ve attended events […]

By Elizabeth Roberts  My performance review is three months away and I’m already nervous. I often hear that “Women should ask for more money” — but how much more money? What’s the balancing act with asking for other perks like working remotely, PTO, and growth opportunities both internal (becoming a project lead) and external (industry […]

By Aggie Burnett When I was a doe-eyed, 20-something straight out of journalism school, my first “real” job was assisting the Beauty Director at Glamour Magazine. My position entailed answering phone calls, writing articles, interviewing makeup artists and trying the latest in makeup, skincare, fragrances and hair care. I also got pitched products. Hundreds upon […]

  By Tara Bradford I recently attended a pitch event with a client who is raising money in her seed round. One of the benefits of attending this event was the opportunity for my client to practice her pitch in front of investors and receive feedback on it. She was given one minute to pitch […]

Hope is more than your typical 30-something. By 30, she’s written two books, founded and rebranded agency and thrives on very little sleep. After a recent move from NYC to Chicago, Hope’s inspiring women in her 20’s and 30’s with her candid perspective of all the pressures associated with transitioning decades. 1. You recently turned […]

It’s become the norm to walk away from a TED talk feeling inspired. While it’s easy to think that those speeches come naturally to the activists, educators and entrepreneurs who are invited to the world-famous stage, successful public speaking often requires coaching.