Category Archives: Women in Business

Negotiating Your Worth

Exec-Comm Consultant and Global Facilitator Team Head, Ching Valdezco, expertly explains how to get the most out of your negotiations by focusing less on yourself and your needs, and more on the other person. Whether it’s a conversation about compensation … Continue reading

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Life In The New Nimble: Are You Looking To Do A Career 180?

Millions across the Midwest and Northeastern United States weathered a historic snowstorm last week. It feels like we’re in even greater survival mode than we’ve all been in for the last year. As we come up on the one-year mark … Continue reading

Posted in Networking, Women in Business, Working Remotely

How Successful Managers Get Through Turbulent Times: 4 Tips To Follow

Managing a team is difficult in the best of times. When you layer on top of the usual demands of life and business, a pandemic and the rising demand to address long-term systemic racial inequalities in society, you stretch your … Continue reading

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Inequality In The Workplace: 3 Approaches To Create A Culture Of Allies

With all the negativity, nastiness and name-calling in public discourse these days, it’s refreshing to see so many people focusing on how we can truly understand one another better and come closer to appreciating each other’s experiences. Companies are working … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Leadership Skills, Uncategorized, Women in Business

How Do You Command A Room?

3 Tips To Boost Your Executive Presence Growing up in the Philippines, I was taught to be humble and accommodating, rather than outspoken or bold. We were encouraged to get along, rather than rock the boat. My first jobs were … Continue reading

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Craft Your Elevator Pitch

What do you say when you have just 30 seconds to make a lasting impression? Don’t get caught tongue-tied. Be brief, specific, and memorable. Craft an elevator pitch with these tips from Ching Valdezco:

Posted in Communication Skills, Executive Presence, Leadership Skills, Life Skills, Networking, Tips Videos, Women in Business

3 Ways The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Uses Mindfulness To Be At The Top Of Their Game

Addressing Mental Well-Being “Head First” MLS partners with Headspace, a leading meditation,concentration and stress-management app. Most of us feel that competition in our industry is fierce. We’re always on. If we blink, we risk losing territory or a chance to … Continue reading

Posted in Innovation, Life Skills, Uncategorized, Women in Business

Go For The Ask

Last week, I attended a fantastic Women’s Leadership Conference in New York. The program was filled with excellent speakers sharing their insightful stories, highlighting advice, and encouraging attendees to stand up and be heard. One woman – an entrepreneur – … Continue reading

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Startups And Small Businesses: One Elevator Ride Can Change Everything

Elevators are cramped, slightly uncomfortable spaces at best. As you’re riding the elevator up to your office this morning, picture being joined by an interviewer and a camera crew. You’ve spent the last three or four years working on a … Continue reading

Posted in Communication Skills, Innovation, Interviewing Skills, Meeting Skills, Networking, Presentation Skills, Women in Business

Take The Dumpling

I was sitting next to Manohar, aka Manny, best man from my wedding at a dinner recently. Earlier he toasted my husband for his “great choice in restaurants.” Feeling underappreciated, I quipped, “I chose the restaurant.” And then I immediately … Continue reading

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