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How to Make a Positive Social Impact—Without Quitting Your Day Job

April 21, 2022

How to Make a Positive Social Impact—Without Quitting Your Day Job

Want to make a difference in the world, but aren’t sure where to start? The Executive Director of MIT Solve shares her advice.

What 6 Women Who Changed Careers During the Pandemic Learned About Themselves

April 07, 2022

What 6 Women Who Changed Careers During the Pandemic Learned About Themselves

Change is never easy, but it can also be an important catalyst for self-discovery.

Want a More Meaningful Career? Try Starting with a Personal Vision Statement

March 26, 2022

Want a More Meaningful Career? Try Starting with a Personal Vision Statement

Executive and leadership coach Kacey Cardin shares her advice for prioritizing purpose-driven work.

How to Be an Equitable Manager, According to a Workplace & Equity Expert

February 25, 2022

How to Be an Equitable Manager, According to a Workplace & Equity Expert

Author, professor, and equity expert Minda Harts shares concrete steps to create an equitable and psychologically safe environment for all employees.

3 Black M.M. Stylists Share Their Thoughts on Hair in the Workplace

February 19, 2022

3 Black M.M. Stylists Share Their Thoughts on Hair in the Workplace

“Working in fashion, I am fortunate to be in a space that fosters and encourages creativity. But many cannot say the same.”

M.M.LaFleur’s 2021 Year-in-Review

December 17, 2021

M.M.LaFleur’s 2021 Year-in-Review

Find out what M.M. customers—and employees—wore, watched, and did this year.

The One Thing Every Woman Wants More Of, Post-Pandemic

November 07, 2021

The One Thing Every Woman Wants More Of, Post-Pandemic

In partnership with The Harris Poll, M.M.LaFleur surveyed 800 women to learn how the pandemic has changed the trajectory of their lives. What we discovered was that the majority of women want the same thing: time.

12 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Find Your Purpose

October 09, 2021

12 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Find Your Purpose

This is what you should know about yourself before making a major change in your career or your life.

A 3-Part Formula for Eliminating Awkward Small-Talk at Work

September 17, 2021

A 3-Part Formula for Eliminating Awkward Small-Talk at Work

Whether you’re heading back into the office or still stuck on Zoom, chances are your small-talk skills could use a tune-up.

How to Connect with Your Coworkers When You Work from Home

August 28, 2021

How to Connect with Your Coworkers When You Work from Home

Investing in getting to know your colleagues can have a major impact on your happiness at work—and it doesn’t have to be time-consuming, awkward, or uncomfortable.

6 Ways to Improve Your Work-from-Home Setup, According to an Interior Designer

August 13, 2021

6 Ways to Improve Your Work-from-Home Setup, According to an Interior Designer

Simple tweaks to help get you into work mode—even if you’re working from your dining room table.

5 Things We Hope Never Return to the Office

June 25, 2021

5 Things We Hope Never Return to the Office

From sexist bosses to stinky lunches, these are the things you told us you never want to see in the office again.

5 Expert Tips for Working Moms Seeking Better Work-Life Balance

June 18, 2021

5 Expert Tips for Working Moms Seeking Better Work-Life Balance

The pandemic created innumerable challenges for working parents. Now, as life goes somewhat back to normal, it’s time to rewrite the rules to make working parenthood more manageable.

How to Change Your Career Without Going Broke, According to 5 Women Who Actually Did It

April 23, 2021

How to Change Your Career Without Going Broke, According to 5 Women Who Actually Did It

No matter how daunting it may appear, it is possible to pivot your career regardless of your industry, level of experience, or age. You just need to plan ahead.

What to Wear for Your Virtual Interview (Depending on Your Industry)

May 16, 2020

What to Wear for Your Virtual Interview (Depending on Your Industry)

Interviewing by Zoom? Here are 10 outfits that will help you stand out, no matter what industry you’re in.

Women Confess the Most Outrageous Things They Did on Zoom This Year

December 12, 2020

Women Confess the Most Outrageous Things They Did on Zoom This Year

What would we do if we couldn’t mute ourselves?

Should You Buy Your Boss a Gift?

November 21, 2018

Should You Buy Your Boss a Gift?

Perplexed about the rules of gift-giving at work? We’ve got you covered.

Is Your Career Really Your Passion?

February 12, 2021

Is Your Career Really Your Passion?

You don’t have to love your job, or baking, or anything really. Unless of course you want to.

“If We Don’t Do Something, Nobody Else Will.”

September 11, 2020

“If We Don’t Do Something, Nobody Else Will.”

“If a 13-year-old is doing more than a 30- or 40-year-old, there’s obviously something wrong.”

Is it Okay to Cry at Work?

August 28, 2020

Is it Okay to Cry at Work?

8 women share their stories.

What to Do If You’ve Been Laid Off

July 31, 2020

What to Do If You’ve Been Laid Off

Regardless of whether it’s due to a global pandemic or a company merger, being laid off from your job can feel like a crushing, humiliating, and even traumatic experience.

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