Meet the Woman Who Scored a Top Job at the NBA
Prominent attorney Michele Roberts has spent most of her career working on high-stakes criminal and corporate cases. Now executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, she uses her defensive skills to protect the rights of 400-plus pro ballers. Roberts, 59, talked to Real Simple about courting change, being decisive, and realizing that other people's biases are their problems, not yours.
5 Smart Strategies When It's Time for a Career Change
Whether it’s a necessity (your position is being eliminated) or a choice (you’re bored), switching job paths is a serious stressor. Career-development expert and author Jenny Blake offers five smart strategies to set yourself up for success.
How to Choose the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Photo
Fact: Your profile is 14 times more likely to be viewed if it includes your picture. But is it better if that photo is black and white or in color? A full-body shot or zoomed in? Top pros give us a quick snapshot of how to pick (or take) the right picture.
5 Accomplished Women Share Their Secrets to Success
From the arts to entrepreneurship to big business, these notables know a thing or two about celebrating triumphs, making friends with failure, and staying true to yourself—and your ambition—no matter what.
5 Ways to Finally Get the Raise You Deserve
Negotiating for a raise or a promotion may not be your idea of fun. But New York City mediator Elizabeth Clemants says that the ability to build trust and rapport—which women are naturally quite good at, thank you—also makes us nimble negotiators. Clemants's tips will help you get what you want—and feel immensely more at ease asking for it.
7 Tips for Holding Your Own in a Tough Business
Nina Jacobson was at the hospital with her partner, who was in labor with their third child, when she got the shocking news that she was being fired from her job as president of the Walt Disney Motion Picture Group. Jacobson went on to start her own production company, Color Force—the studio behind The Hunger Games. Walking briskly through a back lot, Jacobson, 50, spoke with Real Simple about career bumps (this was her third firing) and what she’s learned about balance (or lack thereof) by being her own boss.