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


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


Kids' Backpack with Monsters - Photo credit: J. Crew
It's that time of the year again! Back-to-school season is in full swing, and with it what I like to call the "backpack fever". The other day, my little one pointed out the fact that his backpack's zipper was broken, so here we go! In my household, it's a tradition to shop for new backpacks at the start of the […]

Back to School Time! 10 Original Backpacks Your Kids Will Love



Wear to Work: Tailored Suit
    Our Wear to Work feature presents pieces of workwear for women at work at various price and style ranges. I've been on the hunt for tailored, modern suits that don't take me back to the "Working Girl" era (no offense). Suits like this tailored number from J. Crew! I absolutely love the easy fit of this suit in […]

Wear to Work: Tailored Suit


Have a Side Hustle? 4 Things You Should Consider
In this new economy, workers no longer expect to retire from the company at which they started their careers. Instead, people are moving from employer to employer and often participating in the gig economy. The gig economy, as defined by Investopedia.com, is characterized by temporary flexible jobs performed by independent contractors, freelancers, or consultants (side hustles). Independent contractor, freelancer, and […]

Have a Side Hustle? 4 Business and Legal Aspects You Should Consider



Wear to Work: Cold Shoulder Dress
Our Wear to Work feature presents pieces of workwear for women at work at various price and style ranges. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on and there are still some amazing finds out there! This Eliza J cold should dress is perfect for the office and after-hours, adding just the right touch of je-ne-sais-quoi to your workwear. This fitted […]

Wear to Work: Cold Shoulder Dress


3 Steps to Evaluate Your Career at Mid-Year
You’ve set all these goals for yourself at the beginning of the year. Before you know it, we’re way past mid-year, and in between, all those career resolutions are right there with your unused gym membership. I know the feeling. I love making plans and setting goals for the future. The challenge, like with everyone, comes when it’s time to […]

3 Steps to Evaluate Your Career at Mid-Year



Weekly news update - Photo: http://nappyheadedblackgirl.com
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! Are you under the spell of the summer productivity slump? Recruiter provides 10 tips to beat it; Wondering whether you’re on the right career path? Thought Catalog […]

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! 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 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 […]

Weekly News Roundup


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 ...