North Star Blog
Why I avoided reading "Lean In" for a (very) long time
It seems like a betrayal of the Sisterhood to admit that not only did I not rush out and buy Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” when it first came out, but I actually avoided any blog, video, or “oh-my-gosh-I-just-read-the-best-book-ever” conversation about it. There was something about the title that was off-putting to me.
To me that meant giving in. Meeting more than halfway. I didn’t want to read a book that was going to suggest that I compromise in any way to make men more comfortable …
Navigating the Fast Lane
Navigating the Fast Lane - Motorsports Organizations and the Race for Data Analytics Talent
In the high-octane world of motorsports, where every millisecond counts, organizations are increasingly recognizing the pivotal role that data analytics and machine learning engineers play in gaining a competitive edge. The intricate dance of data, from capturing real-time statistics on the track to leveraging machine learning for predictive strategies, has become an integral component in the race for th…
I Know Why Women Make .72 to a Man's Dollar
Women make on average .72 for every $1 a man makes.
Do I have your attention? Good.
The gender wage gap. Sexy topic, I know.
But what is it?
If a woman and a man have the same job, same skills, same degree, odds are very high that he will be getting paid more.
On average, for every dollar that a man is paid, a woman with the same skills and experience will be making between 72-83 cents.
Does that not seem ridiculous? You may be wondering why, and how, and why we as smart informed women …
Don’t Play Resume Roulette
Resumes. The ever-green hot topic. Essential, boring, played out. Today? No more.
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Top Tips: Phone Interviews
So you’ve finally landed a phone interview for a job you’re super excited about. How should you prepare?
- As soon as the call is confirmed, write down the call time in at least two places, and be sure that you have an alarm or online calendar system to remind you before the call. Treat this as something you cannot miss, such as a Doctors’ Appointment.
- Make sure that your interviewer has your phone number.
- Be sure that on the day and time of the call you are somewhere qui…