Women and Success

Women reveal how they define success, how much importance they attach to it, and the risks they’ve taken to achieve it.

On the Career Path

5 Work Rules You Should Break

Experts reveal five on-the-job maxims that are worth challenging.

What 6 Supersuccessful Women Carry in Their Bags

Mascara, jelly beans, Tabasco sauce, a phone charger, even a jury summons—it’s all in there.

Help for 5 Common Career Mistakes

It might seem like a great idea to always be available to your co-workers or to take that side gig, but it could come back to bite you in the…career.

6 Notable Women on How They Pack Everything Into a Day

They all start with 24 hours—but how they schedule them is unique.


Good Advice

How to Build Your Confidence at Work

Don’t just fake it ‘till you make it. With these three tips on how to be more fearless at work, you won’t have to.

6 Tips for a Successful Business Lunch

This handy guide lays out all the ingredients for a seamless business lunch or dinner.

What 6 Uber-Successful Women Wish They Could Tell Their Younger Selves

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self? asked Real Simple.

6 Inspiring Strategies from One of the Most Accomplished Women in the Solar System

Most of us have trouble planning a week or two ahead, but Mae Jemison is busy thinking a century into the future—formulating what space travel will look like in 2112. The first African-American female astronaut, Jemison went into orbit in 1992 (see portrait) and has worn a mind-boggling array of impressive hats: physician, professor, business owner, nonprofit founder, and currently principal for a project called 100 Year Starship. Jemison, now 58, talked to Real Simple about her path to the galaxy and beyond.