Networking

California Love: Which Way To My Board Seat?

California Love: Which Way To My Board Seat?

What would it look like if the rooms we walked into or the tables we sat at were diverse? What about in terms of board membership? Imagine sitting in a boardroom that was representative of the communities you live in and the customers you serve. I believe that is exactly what California is striving for in trying to pass a bill that would require publicly held companies to have women on their boards. Which is great news for women of color: we are not equally represented on corporate boards, so there is lots of opportunity and board seats to secure.

A Reality Check

A Reality Check

We are in the process of ending two important periods: Black History Month and the end of the first quarter of the fiscal year.  What are some things that might help make your Q2 even better? 

From The Archives: The Memo's "Always Ready" Toolkit

From The Archives: The Memo's "Always Ready" Toolkit

How ready are you for your next big career opportunity? If the person who could change your life offered you a shot at your dream career right now, would you be ready

You need to be prepared for what comes next, even if you aren’t certain what that next opportunity looks like. 

Here are a few tips to make sure you #stayready...

From The Archives: Networking Like A Pro

From The Archives: Networking Like A Pro

Networking is one of those words that can bring a smile to one’s face or seem like a chore. People tell me, “You are so good at networking and making new friends, how do you it?” Here are 3 sure fire tips to help you navigate your personal and professional network.
 

The Buddy System

The Buddy System

This summer, I traveled to Tokyo. I was on my way to a cafe for breakfast, and saw these two kids (pictured above) killin it on their buddy game! It immediately made me think about "My Buddy and Me" (ha ha), and then it inspired me to share this story with you.

I remember in my early elementary days our teacher introduced “the buddy system.” You had a buddy to hang out with at recess or hold hands with on upcoming field trips. Essentially, you had someone who was supposed to have your back.

What They Didn't Teach You In School

What They Didn't Teach You In School

With all of the graduations happening over the last few months, it got me thinking about my own school experience and how there are so many essential things they just don't teach you in school. Here are a few tips, especially for new grads.

ICYMI: After 6 Networking Mixer with Tanya Menendez of Maker's Row

On Thursday night, Tanya Menendez joined The Memo in New York City at a beautiful Breather space, for an intimate *After 6: Career Conversations* mixer. In attendance were women from a range of industries -- including tech, fashion, and higher education --  who came to network and hear Tanya’s story. Tanya offered insight and career advice on entrepreneurship and the work it takes to achieve your dreams.

Tanya is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Maker’s Row, a manufacturing tech-startup that specializes in American made products, working with over 100,000 companies. Maker’s Row serves as the ultimate tool for anyone who wants to produce American-made goods, and acts as the liaison between factories, clients, and brands.