Business


Business // December 17, 2012 Someone says, “The office Christmas party is next week!” You think, “Bring on the booze!”…and we have a problem. I really don’t know the origin of this idea that the office Holiday/Christmas party should be a near-orgy, booze fest but I’m pretty sure the cast of Mad Men is to blame. Be that as it may, we don’t all have to succumb to the tequila…
Made Woman of the Month // December 3, 2012 You go to the right schools, work day in and day out on your chosen career path, enjoy a bit of success and start to think you have some (maybe not all, but some) of it figured out. Suddenly, the ground splits underneath you and you fall down to rock bottom. Who knows why things like this happen?  Maybe you’re supposed…
Identity Theft // November 19, 2012 A woman I work with was recently apartment-hunting and couldn’t figure out why the landlords weren’t returning her calls. Luckily one of them finally hit her up and told her why her application was denied. Now I didn’t hear their conversation myself, but I’m assuming it was due to the 10 pages of unauthorized accounts I saw her print out; none of which she…
Made Woman of the Month // November 5, 2012 You can’t ever say enough about busy entrepreneurs. They juggle their professional and personal lives and (if they are any good at it) become successful. Usually it’s thoughts of self-sufficiency and dollar signs that get these go-getters through the hectic days and sleepless nights. But for Made Woman Liz Norris, there are other things that keep her going.Liz makes her living…
Job Hunting // October 22, 2012 An interview is essential not just for the employer, but for you, the candidate. Just because you may be in need of a job doesn’t mean every open position is right for you. The interview process is your opportunity to find out if a position at a particular company makes sense for you and your career goals.  The key to finding the right career fit…
October 8, 2012 So, you want to start a business. Maybe it’s a bakery, a line of eco-friendly workout clothes, or a dance studio. Whatever it is, you’re excited to bring your vision to life. But before you can share your expertise with the world, you have to become an expert at the rules of business. As a baker, clothing designer or dancer, this is quite possibly the last thing…
September 24, 2012 We’ve all heard the saying, “it takes a village.” While that old saying is usually directed towards child rearing, you can also apply it to your own professional and personal goals. Building a strong community is key to achieving your objectives. As a Made Woman, you’ve probably already heard the benefits of creating a powerful network.  But what does “networking” entail, exactly?  Are you picturing lame events and…
September 10, 2012Any woman who has worked in the music industry knows—and those who haven't can surmise, I'm sure—that it isn't the easiest world to excel in. Sure, many other realms of business are still male-dominated too; but the informality of music in particular, with its late-night studio sessions, youth-oriented lifestyle and infamous parties, can make it a tougher environment in which to be taken seriously as a woman. Fortunately,…
August 27, 2012There are certain protocols all employees must follow while working in the office. The basics, such as, “business attire at all times, with the exception of casual Fridays,” are burned into the memory of all cubical dwellers. But what about those “unspoken rules”? You know, those rules that some co-workers never seem to grasp? In efforts to save us all from a major fall-out, we here at Made…
August 13, 2012 These days a lot of women say they want it all. The career, the family, the active social life. But not too many consider the huge physical and emotional toll that juggling all these competing priorities takes on your health. Working a 10 hour day and then going home to cook and clean leaves very little time for fitness. Luckily, entrepreneur and fitness expert Christine Kwok recognized…
July 30, 2012 You’re a businesswoman with a hectic schedule -- and we can relate.  Heck, we’re willing to bet you’re reading this very article on your phone or tablet right now as you take a quick lunch break or wait for your conference room to be available. You’ve got things to do, and preferably, those things can get done while you’re in motion (ie: Not always at your desk).…
July 16, 2012Recently I was at a women’s networking event and I overheard a few women say how glad they were to have switched their 401k investments to cash because they couldn’t bear to lose any more money due to the recent market volatility. These women were still in their 30′s or 40’s, with retirement a good 20 years plus away. Unfortunately for these ladies, having long term retirement money…
July 2, 2012Like some comic book action heroine, Eve Torres leads a double life. By day, she focuses her time and energy on things like speaking to high school kids about bullying and teaching self-defense tactics to women.  By night, she pulls on her electric pink suit and kicks ass as part of the WWE’s wildly popular wrestling competitions. The duality of her life is clear when you compare the…
June 18, 2012 Knowing when to buy a home comes down to one thing and one thing only: it’s time when you decide its right. Yes, you have to deal with banks, real estate agents, saving money, and finding the best home for you wherever you are at in life. But the first step is being mentally prepared for the big decisions ahead. It’s common for a woman to see owning a…
January 9, 2013 You might not be able to read a play-by-play in the newspaper or hear the latest updates on TV, but we women are in the midst of a revolution. It has been bubbling for years, and is arguably reaching its height. What I’m talking about is a curly revolution.Everywhere you look these days, you see women “going natural.” Gone are the days when kinky coifs were simply…