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Late bloomer: starting a career, creative passion, and parenting in my 40s

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Overnight success stories are great and all, but later-in-life success stories can be all the more interesting and fulfilling. A Philly writer, photographer, and mom shows how.

Job anxiety? How to find career joy and crush the future of work

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Will my job exist in five years? What does it take to have a successful and fulfilling career? Get answers in this excerpt of “Career Fear” by Somi Arian.

Think your career transition is hard? Try coming out as a Tarot Reader.

Considering a career move, but scared what others may think? This techie-turned-tarot-reader shares her measured, yet authentic transition from the corporate world to the spiritual realm.

Is your tech career over at 40? This 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix doesn’t think so

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Throughout my tech career, my female colleagues and I have quietly questioned: What does a career in tech look like after kids? After 40? Lisa Shissler Smith, 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix, sums it up this way: There are places where you don’t have to prove your existence every day. Find those.

Queens of vinyl: female record store owners share the secrets to success and struggles that became strengths

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In 2021, opening your own record store sounds like a romantic daydream for most of us. These female record store owners show that, while it may not be romantic, creating a thriving and viable vinyl business can be done.

How Carrie Maultsby-Lute balances the guilt of motherhood during COVID with leaning into her career

Retired professional figure skater, boy mom, wife, globe trotter, multi-passionate Oaklander, Carrie Maultsby-Lute talks about how she’s handling all of life’s big challenges.

How to create your own big break

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If you’re a New York Times reader, you might know “Scratch,” the column about money and the people who deal with it, by Shaina Feinberg and illustrator Julia Rothman. The column is equal parts fanzine, “investigative” journalism, and raw, real, and often hilarious glimpses of topics that you probably can’t find anywhere else. “Scratch” topics […]

No. 1 Spanish radio personality La Bronca on becoming a CEO and Instagram influencer during COVID

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Sylvia Del Valle shares what it’s been like to hit 1 million Instagram followers and launch Dieta 911 during a pandemic that’s disproportionately impacted her Hispanic audience.

I could have tried harder, but what about happenstance?

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How did I plan to become a teacher-turned-weight lifter-turned-TV producer to writer? That’s the thing, I didn’t. Nothing was planned, but it all worked because I worked at it.

How to receive like a divine feminist when it’s scary

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Learn how to receive the gifts offered to you, even when they come in unlikely (or unwanted) wrappings.

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