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BRAZEN CAREERIST (Penelope Trunk) – Penelope Trunk is the author of a bestselling career advice book for generation y and the number one career blog.  She is dedicated to helping people find success at the intersection of work and life, because that’s what she wants for herself. She thinks of career advice as a group effort. And she launched her company, Brazen Careerist, to create a large-scale community for young people to manage their careers for the new millennium.

CAREER DIVA – Eve Tahmincioglu has been writing about business for nearly two decades and her stories have appeared in a host of publications including the New York Times, Time,, and BusinessWeek. Her specialties include workplace issues, the small business and entrepreneurial world, and leadership, including interviews with some of the biggest names in Corporate America.

FRANCES COLE JONES (The Wow Factor) – Frances Cole Jones founded Cole Media Management in 1997 to help clients identify and cultivate their inherent strengths and, through these, develop the powerful communication skills that enhance personal and professional performance. Prior to founding Cole Media Management, Frances worked at St. Martin’s Press, Viking Penguin, Doubleday, and Broadway Books as an editor of commercial nonfiction, working on popular psychology, parenting, self-help and how-to books. The experience of helping authors translate their ideas into books that retained their unique voice is what makes her valuable to her clients.

FROM THE GEN Y PERSPECTIVE – Emily Jasper is a young professional attempting to understand the journey. “I write about my own observations in addition to questioning the various perspectives different from my own and those of my generation. In addition to my professional life, I am passionate about filling my time with ways to connect with the world. Through my own membership in Phi Mu, working with high school students, volunteering or blogging, and creating artful expression, I am always looking for the next connection.”

JANE HAS A JOB – Jane Has A Job is Emma Chase’s attempt to bring to the web what she was looking for but couldn’t find — a site for working women that addresses all aspects of their lives, not just one component like career advice or fashion. “So… we have both career advice AND fashion here, and more stuff like healthy living content, tech news, news news, and more.”

LINDSEY POLLACK – Lindsey Pollak is a bestselling author, consultant and internationally recognized expert on next generation career trends. She is a Global Spokesperson for LinkedIn.  Lindsey’s advice and opinions have appeared in such media outlets as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

PINK – Called “the No. 1 online resource for America’s working women,” PINK and the daily e-Note Little PINK Book provide career and life-enhancing tools, tactics and strategies to help women find greater success at work and more joy in life. Little PINK Book also features America’s most influential women in business through nationwide PINK events and Top Woman Profiles. PINK supports women and girls and reaches women in the U.S. and 126 foreign countries to help them achieve a beautiful career and a beautiful life.

SHE TAKES ON THE WORLD – Natalie MacNeil is an influential blogger, and thought leader in the sphere of business and personal branding for women. Natalie is best known as the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of this blog -She Takes On The World -one of the top blogs for career-minded women and women entrepreneurs.
We aim to support and inspire women to create their own career. Here, you will find articles on a variety of subjects related to entrepreneurship, leadership, personal branding, interviews with successful women, business resources, and a free directory for women business owners.

THE PROTOCOL SCHOOL OF TEXAS – Diane Gottsman is a nationally recognized etiquette expert and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company specializing in corporate etiquette training. Her smart, cosmopolitan approach is peppered with humor and leaves her audience wanting more. From properly setting a table to mixing and mingling with aplomb, Diane is considered the “go to” etiquette expert for corporate etiquette topics. “The key,” says Diane, “is to put others at ease while presenting oneself in a perfectly polished manner.” Diane is a sought after industry expert who is regularly featured on several morning television shows and has been quoted in national publications.

WATER COOLER WISDOM (Alexandra Levit) – Alexandra Levit is a nationally recognized business and workplace author and speaker, a syndicated columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and a blogger for Known as one of the premiere spokespeople of her generation, Alexandra regularly speaks at conferences, universities, and corporations on issues facing modern employees. Alexandra is also a global spokesperson for Microsoft and has recently been called upon to speak to corporate C-suite audiences and Baby Boomer and Generation X managers about leveraging the talent of the Millennial generation. Alexandra has ten years of experience providing integrated marketing communications solutions for Fortune 500 companies and is also skilled at providing guidance regarding twenty-first century motherhood, human resources and general business issues, and entrepreneurship.

WOMEN FOR HIRE – Founded in 1999 as the first and only company devoted to a comprehensive array of recruitment services for women, Women For Hire offers signature career expos, inspiring speeches and seminars, a popular career-focused magazine and customized marketing programs. Our website,, offers a wide variety of career-related information and videos geared to working women, and an online job board that helps leading employers connect with top-notch professional women in all fields. Our core business is producing the nation’s only high caliber career expos, enabling America’s top employers to meet one-on-one with a coveted pool of talented women in all disciplines.

WORK HAPPY NOW – In this blog, Karl Staib breaks down the motivation behind doing great work and together he creates work hacks that help you become happier, more productive and successful. “As I developed my superpowers the confidence to make my dream career a reality flourished. You can do the same thing. I love the idea of superpowers because too many people take their skills for granted. They see weaknesses instead of amazing powers that can change lives. We are here to make each other’s lives better. The only way we can do this is if we believe that we are powerful beings.”

WORKS – The company she founded, WORKS by Nicole Williams, is the go-to resource for career-minded young women. You’ve seen her on TV— as a regular guest on Today, Good Morning America, and CNN—and in print, where her advice has appeared on the pages of ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Marie Claire and the Wall Street Journal.  Nicole was recently named LinkedIn’s Connection Director.  She is also Shape magazine’s career contributor, where she’ll continue to spread her sexy mix of dating tips turned career strategies to young women everywhere.


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