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The Job of an Ally is to Change Culture, Not Encourage Others to Lean In

5 Ally Actions | Dec 7, 2018 Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Don’t “avoid women at all costs” Bloomberg reported on a disturbing trend over on Wall Street…

7 Reasons to Launch A Personal Website as a Developer

It’s pretty easy to create your own website these days. You often don’t need to know much about how to code or how web hosting works. The latest types of websites are simply templates of profile pages where you can…

Not Impossible: Be a Great Mom and a Great Worker

When you become a mom, finding a life-work balance can be very difficult. You need to be fully committed to your child and yet, still be effective at work. But, while many believe it is impossible for working moms to…

Women in Technology: Have we Really Advanced in 2018?

Despite a lot of media attention on gender diversity in tech over the years, there’s still a noticeable lack of women in high-profile roles.   Gender equality has been a notorious issue in the business world for decades, and although…

WillowTree Wants to Help Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap – Facebook is Working Against Us

According to a recent PayScale study, women earn just 77.9 cents for every dollar earned by men. You may think that gap is steadily shrinking, but the facts say otherwise. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) notes that while there…

Battling Bias in Berlin

Cassandra Melvin (L) and Danit Gal (R) present the Rockchain network at a first gathering. Their motto is “Connect for Impact.” Image copyright: Ruthe Zuntz A Rockchain Panel Explores Ways to Beat Unconscious Bias Seated at the back of a packed…

Essential skills for girls for jobs of the future

stocksnap.io Christina Morillo Essential Skills for Girls for Jobs of the Future They may not be what you think The future of work will be different — and that means preparing girls today for the jobs of tomorrow. –@MalalaFund When I was in high…

Talking Politics at Work, and Why We Should Use the Mic, Every Time

5 Ally Actions | Oct 5, 2018 Photo of someone handing over a mic Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive workplace and become a better ally. 1. Acknowledge current events Here in America, we’ve had a heavy two…

7 Business Growth Attributes That Are Often Ignored

Growing your business comes with a lot of challenges, some foreseeable, some not. It is for this reason that most companies tend to go out of business during a growth or expansionism phase due to being unable to cope with…

5 Conversations About Personal Branding You Should Be Having Right Now

As an industry expert in Influencer and Social Media Marketing, I get asked about personal branding a lot. Is there a formula, some kind of repeatable script, a surefire way to narrow in on your brand messaging and positioning? Those are…

How I charted out my maternity leave plan

Tomorrow I go back to work after six months of maternity leave. To say I have mixed feelings about this would be an understatement. I am excited, nervous, sad, and determined all at the same time. Most of all, I am…

10 Underrated Growth Tips Every Business Should Start Considering

10 Underrated Hacks For Boosting Your Business When it comes to increasing productivity, sometimes the best hacks are counter intuitive. For instance, when you are under a tight deadline, it would seem that frantically working and driving others to meet it…

From Lawyer to Tech Entrepreneur: Interview with Peanut Founder Michelle Kennedy

This week, we catch up with ex-lawyer turned entrepreneur Michelle Kennedy. She’s a co-founder of Peanut, the matchmaking app for mums. The app launched last year to huge acclaim. It has been featured by Apple, and has a number of big-name…

On Toxic Jobs, Low Self-Esteem, & Interviewing

I recently received the following question: Hi Rachel, I am a software engineer who is dealing with low self esteem. There are people at work who constantly belittle me and it is very subtle. I constantly get demotivated and find…

Fixing the Funding Gap

Last year $84 billion of VC investment went to startups. Guess how much went to women-led ventures? A measly 2.7% was invested in women-led companies, according to Fortune. And for women of color, the stats are far more dismal. Only .0006%…

let your people work from home.

The people that f* around when they say they’re working from home are the ones you don’t want to hire. Photo by Michaela Ray Photography It’s been said that “the future of work is remote.” It saves the company money (goodbye, office…

Want to Work in Tech without Coding?

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be…

Accelerators remain crucial in business development

The opportunities presented to businesses at the startup stage are phenomenal. Various outlets such as crowdfunding platforms have launched countless products and companies into mainstream popularity, including the Pebble E-Paper Watch, the Ouya, the Oculus Rift, and more. Other than…