How the gift of education took me halfway across the world
  Growing up in Senegal (West Africa), I’ve always loved learning. Anything education-related, from shiny new notebooks to large academic books, had me doing a (mental) happy dance. I guess you could say I was a nerd, pink glasses, heavy backpack and all… As the second girl in a single-parent family, I had learnt very early on to treasure the […]

How the Gift of Education Took me Halfway Across the World



WEAR TO WORK_NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
I always look forward to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to snatch some fashion goodies, especially in the Wear to Work area. This year is certainly no exception! The Anniversary Sale Early Access is currently on until July 20, which means you’ll be able to find brand-new arrivals at super sales prices. As far as Wear to Work picks, overall, there […]

Wear to Work: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale


Welcome to our weekly career, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and fashion news roundup! Think of it as your online watercooler/work gossip station/coffee break spot for now…Want to add anything to our list? Email us at corporate@thecorporatesister.com! This week was my birthday, and on The Corporate Sister, we were all about original ways to celebrate your birthday at work; Glassdoor lists 13 companies that […]

Weekly News Roundup



4 Steps to Creating your Wordpress Blog with Bluehost 2
Please note this post may contain affiliate links.  I’m often asked how I started my blog, and how challenging it really is to get started blogging. Let me first start by saying that starting a blog does not require you to be a technical wizard. When it comes to technical skills, I’m more on the challenged end of the spectrum. I […]

4 Steps to Creating Your WordPress Blog with Bluehost


Gumdrop by Goodshop
Please note this post may contain affiliate links and I may be compensated if you click on the included links. I love to shop, that’s no secret (you can ask the hubby!). Yet, I’m also quite on the frugal side when it comes to stretching my dollar. While at the #BlogHer17 conference last week, I learnt of a wonderful way […]

Shop For A Cause With GumDrop by Goodshop



4 Original Ways to Celebrate Birthdays at Work
Anyone who knows me, knows I’m (very) serious about birthdays (maybe a tad much). As in, I take the whole month to celebrate mine (don’t judge me), and remind my friends and family of the BIG day ahead of time. After all, birthdays are special! Except many times, the whole birthday thing happens at work. As in, in a corner […]

4 Original Ways to Celebrate Birthdays at Work


4 Simple Hacks to Use on Sunday to Be Productive All Week
Monday’s not exactly every one’s favorite day. There goes your fun and relaxing weekend, easily replaced with a load of to-do’s and deadlines to meet. During the summer months, Mondays are even harder to anticipate, as weekends are usually spent having fun and being on a mini-vacations. As much as you may love your job, switching from bathing suit to […]

4 Simple Hacks to Use on Sunday to Be Productive All Week



Weekly News Roundup
Welcome to our weekly career, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and fashion news roundup! Think of it as your online watercooler/work gossip station/coffee break spot for now…Want to add anything to our list? Email us at corporate@thecorporatesister.com! It’s summer, and the Lindsay Pollak blog is telling us all about #summergoals; Managing people you don’t like? The Evil HR Lady suggests a few tips to […]

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Nothing like an easy short-sleeve dress that you can sport with heels and sandals alike in the summer. Like this Calvin Klein short-sleeved block striped panel dress from Lord & Taylor, which combines ease and elegance from the office to the after-hours barbecue. The classic round neck and short sleeves are enhanced by the block striped panels highlighting this chic […]

Wear to Work: Striped Panel Dress



How to Make Friends and Influence People in A Co-working Space
If you’re an entrepreneur or a remote worker, you may have visited or used a co-working space. Actually, it appears that people who use them do thrive more than people working in regular office spaces. From seeing their work as more meaningful to feeling part of a community and having more job control, people in co-working spaces just seem to […]

How to Make Friends and Influence People in A Co-working Space


Weekly News Roundup
Welcome to our weekly career, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and fashion news roundup! Think of it as your online watercooler/work gossip station/coffee break spot for now…Want to add anything to our list? Email us at corporate@thecorporatesister.com!  I just came back from the amazing BlogHer17 conference and it was everything! Read my recap here! Black Enterprise reveals Oberlin College picked African-American visionary Carmen Twillie […]

Weekly News Roundup



At the BlogHer17 conference 2
This year, I attended my very first BlogHer conference in Orlando, after being encouraged to do so by my dear mentor Danyelle (check her out at The Cubicle Chick). The BlogHer conference is one of the biggest gatherings of content creators, social media influencers, and entrepreneurs in the US, garnering an attendance of over 2,000 women content creators every year […]

The Power of Being In the Room: 6 Powerful Lessons I Learnt from the #BlogHer17 ...


Why We Need to Tell Our Stories As Women of Color At Work 2
“What would you want someone like me to know about women of color at work?” When Gregg Stebben, host of Forbes Books Radio, asked me this question as part of my interview during #BlogHer17, something clicked. Here I was, as a working woman of color and entrepreneur, with a mission to start and continue a conversation around providing women with […]

Why We Need to Tell Our Stories As Women of Color At Work



How to prepare for a conference when you have no time, no money and no energy-2
It’s 10:24pm, you’re finishing up the laundry in the middle of the messy living room, struggling to multi-task to also pack for a conference the next day and keep the kids in bed. This is all considering that your flight the next morning is at 6am, and that you’ll have to jump out of bed by 3am to wash those […]

How to prepare for a conference when you have no time, no money and no ...




Wear to Work: Classic Pencil Skirt - Photo credit: shopstyle.com
Our Wear to Work feature showcases workwear pieces in various styles and price ranges. Please note this post contains affiliates links. Combine flattering with versatile with this elegant yet fresh, classic pencil skirt in a summer-bright hue! This number is as easy is it is sophisticated, and perfect for the summer too! You can easily rock it from the meeting room […]

Wear to Work: Classic Pencil Skirt


How to pick the right summer camp for your kids
In working mom (and dad) parenting lingo, summertime almost always rhymes with summer camps. Which camp to send your kid to? How to get your kid into a camp? And most importantly, which camp is right for your kids? I remember being overwhelmed at the thought of researching camps, picking one that’s right for baby daughter, and actually trusting my […]

How to pick the right summer camp for your kids



Happy Father's Day!
Welcome to our weekly career, entrepreneurship, lifestyle and fashion news roundup! Think of it as your online watercooler/work gossip station/coffee break spot for now…Want to add anything to our list? Email us at corporate@thecorporatesister.com! It’s Father’s Day in the US! Time lists all the places where dads can eat for free on Father’s Day 2017! Black Enterprise lists the 18 best […]

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Woven shirtdress- Photo credit: shopstyle.com
Our Wear to Work feature showcases workwear pieces in various styles and price ranges. Please note this post contains affiliates links. Don’t you just love a white dress in the summer? Especially when it combines class with some surprising details in this Mossimo cinched waist woven shirtdress from Target. I love the easy fit of this short-sleeve dress, with its mesh […]

Wear to Work: Cinched Waist Woven Dress



The truth about working moms and summer vacations
“It’s summer, and the kids are out of school!”, said no working mom ever. Let’s be real, as soon as school’s out, a host of issues present themselves. As in, which camp to pick for the kids? How to secure childcare if camps don’t pan out, or in between camp seasons? How to keep the kids entertained while we’re working? […]

The truth about working moms and summer vacations


“I love Mondays”- said no one ever. Ok, actually, a very select few may…You know, the ones with the stamina and energy you envy as you’re trying to remember your login password for the fifth time this month… Starting the week after a weekend filled with errands, to-do’s, and laundry (yes laundry) can be quite daunting. Even if you’ve actually […]

How to trick your mind to love Mondays