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Working Moms

Working Moms

Last week, we hosted our monthly After 6: Career Conversations event online. We were joined by three amazing women and mothers - Thaisa Jones, Digital Director at Pennsylvania Insurance, Delores Brown, Cofounder, Agbara Life, Inc, and Nicole Tirado, CEO of Tearado Tech.

Check out the video!

This Is Us

This Is Us

Almost three years ago, I decided I needed something more out of life.

I wanted to lend support to other women striving to obtain their career goals, and I felt like my experiences up to that point would be able to lend a diverse voice to the career development conversation.

I have to be honest, I wasn’t 100 percent sure how I would do this, or what it would look like.

ICYMI: Starting Your Own Business (The Do's and Don'ts)

ICYMI: Starting Your Own Business (The Do's and Don'ts)

Every month at our *After 6: Career Conversations*, we get all the way real about issues faced in the course of our careers. This month, we talked to Sherry Sims, Founder and CEO of Black Career Women's Network. Sims shared about the ups and downs of entrepreneurship, including some of the do's and don'ts of starting a new business.

If you couldn't join us in person, we've got you covered with some highlights!

#MemoMonday Best of 2017

#MemoMonday Best of 2017

It’s been another exciting year at The Memo! In case you missed a #memomonday, we're recapping some of our favorite blog posts and moments from this year.

The Road to Passion, Purpose, and Entrepreneurship

The Road to Passion, Purpose, and Entrepreneurship

In college, many of us aspire to graduate and immediately land our “dream job” -- that job that will allow us to live the type of life we always dreamed of. Once we get out into the “real world,” however, we usually end up falling into one of two categories: 1) Having found our “dream job,” we feel totally happy and fulfilled in our careers, or [this is most of us] 2) We don’t.

Those who fall into the second, “unfulfilled” category, have two choices: 1) Keep doing what you’re doing and remain unfulfilled, or 2) Change course.

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Founder of The Startup Couch

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Founder of The Startup Couch

Do you remember the moment when you said, I have to pursue this dream and start my own business?

Yes, I remember it exactly. It was a very deliberate decision on my part. The last company I worked for was acquired this past spring, which forced me to make a decision about what I would do next. I immediately realized I had four options: 1. move over to the new parent organization, 2. move to another company entirely, 3. start my own project, or 4. take some time off. I had been living the fast-paced, work around-the-clock “startup lifestyle” for the past four years, and I decided it’d be best to do something I hadn’t done since I entered the professional world eight years ago: take some time off.

 

Minda Harts, Founder, The Memo

Minda Harts, Founder, The Memo

Believe in yourself! There will be people who won’t believe in you or have negative things to say, like Taylor Swift says, “Shake it off.” Each day remind yourself…what the creator has for you is for you. Keep the faith no matter what your current situation looks like. I still believe that hard work pays off. I am living proof of that. And no matter what--stay humble and continue to pay it forward.