Category Archives : Career Advice

This section will provide you with career advice to grow your career!


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! Forbes shares the #1 tip for working moms; In controversial news this week, the New York Times shared that the FCC has repealed the Net Neutrality rules; […]

Weekly News Roundup


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! Looking for a blog? The Muse lists 17 companies hiring like crazy in December; The Glassdoor blog shares with us the ultimate holiday out of office checklist; […]

Weekly News Roundup



5 Simple Organizational Tips So You Never Miss Another Deadline
You know how it is. You do everything right at work, you’re working your behind off, and somehow you manage to miss a deadline. With so much on your plate, it can be so easy to overlook something due at one point or another. Without the right organizational tips, that is… It all boils down to having a simple, yet […]

5 Simple Organizational Tips So You Never Miss Another Deadline


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! In royally good news this week, the Wall Street Journal reports that Prince Harry is engaged to Suits’ actress Meghan Markle, and we couldn’tbemore excited; The Glassdoor […]

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3 Things You Must Do When Entering a New Contract
Our guest contributor Dorcia Carrillo shares 3 must-do’s you should have when entering a new contract. If you are reading this, you have likely entered into at least one legally enforceable agreement. You have probably signed a car rental agreement or clicked a button to accept the terms of service for a particular website. Car rental agreements and terms of […]

3 Things You Must Do When Entering a New Contract


Woman of Impact: Attorney and Entrepreneur Dorcia Carrillo
  Our Woman of Impact feature presents women who are breaking barriers in their careers, businesses and lives. These women are inspiring us to do our best work and live our best lives. Our Woman of Impact is Dorcia Carrillo. She’s an attorney and entrepreneur who manages a business and corporate law firm, the Law Office of Dorcia Carrillo PLLC, […]

Woman of Impact: Attorney and Entrepreneur Dorcia Carrillo



Workwear: Bell Sleeve Dress - Photo credit: anntaylor.com
Our Workwear feature presents various pieces of work-appropriate attire at different price ranges and sizes. I’m loving the play of proportions of this bell sleeve flare dress from Ann Taylor. This chic and elegant number is perfect from desk to dinner. The jewel neck and 3/4 sleeves with ruffle cuffs, inverted box pleats and side pleats add a touch of […]

Workwear: Bell Sleeve Flare Dress


Workwear: Cocoon Coat - Photo credit: jcrew.com
Our Workwear feature presents various pieces of work-appropriate attire at different price ranges and sizes. Coat season is here,  and I’m blushing over this J. Crew cocoon coat! Loving the Italian stadium-wool cloth fabric, perfect for the winter, which provides comfort minus the bulk. The cocoon silhouette is flattering and well-fitting too! In a similar style, I also like this […]

Workwear: Cocoon Coat



How to recognize sexual harassment (and what to do about it)
Sexual harassment has always been rampant in the workplace. While the recent claims and allegations have brought it to light in the past months, this problem has existed for a very long time. Yet, it has been (and still is ) muddied by the many perceptions about what constitutes sexual harassment and what to do about it. This is all […]

How to recognize sexual harassment at work (and what to do about it)


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! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving here in the US! It’s Black Friday! Corporette shares its amazing Black Friday Sale alert for workwear; Speaking of Black Friday, […]

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How to Ask for a Promotion (and actually get it)
Asking for a promotion is a normal part of your career path. Unless you’re looking to progress in your career, you’re setting yourself back. However, asking for a promotion, whether at review time or at a time you deem most opportune, can be tricky. I personally always dreaded the prospect of having to “do the ask”, as I used to […]

How to Ask for a Promotion (and actually get it)



Workwear: Tweed Jacket - Photo credit: anntaylor.com
Our Workwear feature presents various pieces of work-appropriate attire at different price ranges and sizes. Start your week off with with a class twee jacket in a powerful red! This Ann Taylor fringe tweed zip pocket jacket is perfect for the office, paired with your favorite pencil skirt or easy slacks. It transitions well into the weekend with a crisp […]

Workwear: Tweed Jacket


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! Linked In just introduced Linked In Career Advice to help you find mentors; Are you a Black entrepreneur? Black Enterprise lists 7 best venture capitalists for women […]

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If we don’t vibe, we don’t vibe: What to do when you don’t like your co-worker
Listen, there are some people that you just won’t like. Point blank. It doesn’t matter if you go to church every Sunday, love your neighbor and volunteer at your local soup kitchen every Thanksgiving. If we don’t vibe, we don’t vibe. This is not to say that we have to hate on each other, but vibing can be optional, right? […]

If we don’t vibe, we don’t vibe: What to do when you don’t like your ...


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! The Glassdoor Blog lists 15 companies hiring like crazy in November; Business Insider lists 26 time-management tricks you wish you’d known at 20; These 5 women of […]

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What A Pound of Bananas Taught Me About Negotiating as A Working Woman 2
Since being a kid going to Sandaga market in my hometown of Dakar, Senegal, with my mom every week, I used to hate anything remotely associated with negotiating and bartering. As a single mother of 4, she had to care for all of us with a single salary. Which also meant that if she had to negotiate over a quarter […]

What A Pound of Bananas Taught Me About Negotiating as A Working Woman


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! Black Enterprise lists 7 business grants to help women launch and grow their startups; The Daily Muse lists 10 amazing companies hiring right now; Glassdoor lists 11 […]

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7 Time Management Apps for Working Women
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for more hours in the day, then you know that time is one precious commodity. Even more than money, time allows us to pursue our goals, live fulfilling lives and ultimately fulfill our purpose.   Not managing your time effectively can prevent you from accomplishing your goals, whether it’s through procrastination, distractions or endless […]

7 Time Management Apps for Working Women


7 ways to overcome our fear of being uncomfortable as women of color at work
Being a woman of color in the workplace comes with many challenges. One of these is the almost constant tendency to be uncomfortable at work. When you’re the only woman of color in the room, when others may not give you the credit you deserve or you may be overlooked entirely, it can be easy to shy away from being […]

7 Ways to overcome our fear of being uncomfortable as women of color at work