A Polished Professional

A Polished Professional

Category: Career

Listen

Listen

Hello again! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouraging me to continue this blog. ‘Life’ happens to many of us at some point; after writing my last blog post, ‘Life’ happened to me. When I began this blog in late 2014, there […]

Power, Influence, and the Gender Pay Gap

Power, Influence, and the Gender Pay Gap

Hello again! If you have both power and influence then you may experience things like having a Chai Tea, that’s sold in Starbucks and Teavana, named after you, or watching sales increase when you announce that a certain product is one of your “favorite things”. […]

Prada and Performance Reviews

Prada and Performance Reviews

Hello again! At my first job out of undergrad I was described as being “incredibly well dressed, very direct, and often disruptive during meetings for asking too many questions” by a female manager, and “fun to work with, well presented, yet overly cautious” by a male manager during my […]

Timeless Fashion: Networking Chic

Timeless Fashion: Networking Chic

Hello Again! I attend a lot of networking events annually and have come up with a routine that makes the art of networking a breeze. I’ve learned that when attending a networking event, I should feel confident enough to stand for an extended period of […]

Choose To Be Great

Choose To Be Great

Hello again! If you are thinking about going back to school, moving, changing careers, or planning to retire, then there is a hard decision to be made when selecting one choice over another. Earlier this year I had to make a hard career choice. One […]

Success is a Moment in Time

Success is a Moment in Time

Hello again! In a conversation last weekend with a childhood friend, who recently lost her second case as a new litigation attorney, I was asked if I thought she would ever be successful. My response was “…you were successful when you passed the bar exam”. […]

Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Hello again! Last week I had a wonderful blogger experience.  My third blog post, A Polished Look: Pope vs Bradshaw, was a hit with my followers and I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Red Lips and Plastic! I have learned that Liebster is German […]

A Polished Look: Pope vs Bradshaw

A Polished Look: Pope vs Bradshaw

Hello again! Do you know what these two songs have in common? –Pretty Young Thing, Michael Jackson –Pretty Girl Rock, Keri Hilson How about these two? –Pretty Hurts, Beyonce –Unpretty, TLC The nation is slightly infatuated with placing pretty people on a pedestal and hurting […]

Who is Karla?

Who is Karla?

A polished look is a must, not a choice