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The New Elite Women-Only Clubs Head Online to Empower
The Wing is now owned by a male-run international corporation. Lots of women-only working spaces, clubs and professional organizations founded by women have struggled or even closed in the face of social distancing requirements and the toll of the coronavirus pandemic. So, do women-only membership clubs actually have a post-coronavirus future? Our correspondent Meredith Lepore investigates. Spoiler alert: the relatively new elite women-only membership clubs like The WIE Suite and Chief are alive, well and online.
3 Ways to Make Yourself Absolutely Indispensable at Work
The best piece of career advice we’ve ever received is this:Make yourself indispensable. After that, you can do whatever you want." That may be a bit of an over-exaggeration, but there's a lot of truth and wisdom in there, too. If you want to keep your job - and climb the ladder to the top of the leadership pyramid - you need to be irreplaceable, mission critical, core to the operation. But how do you  do it? A group of experienced women and men in business share the secret of success: the 3 ways to make yourself absolutely indispensable at work. Life hack: this works at home, too.
Our Expert on the 6 Best Tools for Working From Home
The new year has dawned, and yet many of the elements of our daily lives are still exactly the same. Like, working from home appears to be the norm we'll be living with for at least another few months. So if you're one of those people still using a broom closet at home as your "temporary" office, or the kitchen table as a desk, it might be time to level up and get organized. Our correspondent Abbie Martin Greenbaum has interviewed an expert for advice on office and workspace organization tools and tactics when working from home. She's sharing tips and product recommendations on the best remote workspace tools to help you stay organized while working from home this year.
Is “Green Desking” the Perfect Workspace of the Future?
As waves of workers return from Labor Day to face an autumn of the New Normal, there's an idea afloat that might make us all actually feel excited to head back to work: "green desking." British Vogue reports that this is the Next New Thing in workspaces. And from what we can tell, it sounds pretty fantastic. Here's everything you need to know about "green desking," which is the concept of a shared rural coworking office space or workspace, located in the countryside instead of a big city.
How to Master Video Conferencing from Home
In this era of #WFH, one of the biggest challenges facing many people is how to conduct a professional-caliber video conference from a home office. Especially when the entire family is working and attending school from home, and the "home office" might be a bedroom, a basement nook, or the kitchen table. What is there to know about successful videoconferencing from your home office, especially for really important business meetings? Fear not, dear reader! Our correspondent Julie Murphy Chang has curated some insider tips on how to master the art of video conferencing from home, including the equipment you need.
The Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now for Boss Women
Climbing the professional ladder is tough, whether you're working in a corporation or building your own company as an entrepreneur. It's doubly hard if you're female. Or of color. Or as many of us are here at Dandelion Chandelier, both. So we're constantly on the lookout for inspiration, ideas, and advice about work life. Which made us wonder: what are the best podcasts for boss women leaders to know about right now? Our ace correspondent Abbie Greenbaum has curated a list of the 12 best podcasts with fashion and career advice for working women right now.
How to Shop for Chic Clothes for Work Like a Boss
Succeeding at work requires many things: hard work, smarts, resilience, and mentoring. A little luck is always helpful. And so is the right wardrobe. But who has time to shop? And even if you have the time, do you have the skills of a stylist? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy breaks down all the options for getting professional assistance in building and curating your work wardrobe. From personal shoppers, to clothing box styling services like Stitch Fix, to renting clothes for work, she's covered the bases. Here's how to shop for chic work clothes like a boss.
shut the duck up: how to get out of your own way
Work can be a minefield when it comes to interactions with your boss, your peers and your team members. One of the toughest challenges can be silencing your own self-doubt. For Power Up, our expert – executive coach Malvika Singh – shares her tips about how to get out of your own way and perform at your highest level. She’s sharing practical advice on how to shut the duck up.
how to win when you’re the only woman in the room
Why is it still so hard to succeed in business if you're a woman? Could it be in part because so many senior executive women are the only woman in the room? We're talking about board rooms, executive meeting rooms, even break rooms. In such situations, how is the only woman treated? And how can she thrive, succeed, have real impact, and even advance professionally when she's the only one? Here's my take on how to win when you're the only woman in the room. Just a few practical tips on how women can succeed in business. And what men can and should do to drive the success of female executives.
How to earn trust (and how to know who can be trusted)
Work (and let's face it, life) can be a minefield when it comes to relationships. One of the thorniest issues is how to earn trust - and how to know who can be trusted. For Power Up, our expert – executive coach Malvika Singh – shares her tips on building trusting relationships. She's also got some practical advice on how to figure out who you can trust.
focus on social wellness at these innovative private clubs
Social wellness clubs are now officially a Thing again. In late 2016, there was a wave of news coverage about the rise of private social clubs - and boutique fitness studios - morphing into membership-based wellness clubs. Now the idea has come roaring back with new clubs opening or coming soon on both coasts in the US and in London. We're not sure that we want every element of our lives - work, working out, and playing out - all happening under the same roof. But we were intrigued by the idea, so we went in search of the latest news. Here’s the run-down on the latest wave of wellness-oriented private clubs.
how to give and get feedback at work most effectively
Work can be a minefield when it comes to interactions with your boss, your peers and your team members. One of the thorniest issues is how to give and get feedback at work most effectively. For Power Up, our expert - executive coach Malvika Singh - shares her tips about how to give feedback at work, and how to get it. She's sharing practical advice on how to build our feedback muscles.
How to survive the holidays with your career intact
It’s officially the holiday season, and you know what that means. Office parties, maybe Secret Santa gift exchanges, client events, and rich food and drink. Plus the perils of too much alcohol and too much information being shared. Given all of that, how do you survive the holidays with your career intact? Is it really possible to do the holidays at work like a boss?
how to talk to your boss about your side-hustle
Most of us have a side-hustle. That job that we do after hours that fulfills our dearest hopes and dreams. That job we do in our free time that gives us joy. That part-time job we hope will someday be our only job. But a good one comes with a dilemma: how to talk to your boss about your side-hustle. Should you even bring it up at work?
could keeping a journal make you more successful?
Meditation. Yoga. Exercise. All of these are ways in which people try to achieve a state of mind that is calm, focused and productive without the use of prescription medications. If they’re effective, in theory at least, they should lead to greater success at work. And greater overall happiness in life.  Now comes word that keeping a daily written journal (or diary) could have the same effect.
Network for the Ultimate Luxury of Time
The wealthy acquire second homes, fancy cars, museum-quality art, and this season’s clothing and accessories. They hire assistants, house managers, gardeners, maids, drivers, nannies, and tutors – all in an effort to ensure they’ll have time to enjoy these possessions, and time to spend with loved ones. For even when money is no object, time remains elusive. In today’s frenetic, fast-paced world, time is the ultimate luxury.

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