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Friday, November 4, 2016
"What leadership skills do I need to move ahead?" »
By Trudy Bourgeois "I'm a mid-level manager. What leadership skills should I build to move ahead?" When I worked i...
Friday, August 5, 2016
‘Why don’t some companies care about equality?’ »
  By Trudy Bourgeois “Why do some companies seem to understand the importance of gender equality, while oth...
Monday, June 20, 2016
“How do I become a disruptor?” »
  By Trudy Bourgeois People keep talking about being a “creative disruptor.” How do I actually become a disruptor...
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
"How can women boost their confidence?" »
  By Trudy Bourgeois So many women struggle with demonstrating confidence. How can we boost our confidence at...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
"How do I get candid feedback?" »
By Trudy Bourgeois As another year races to a close, performance appraisals are on the minds of many. The emotion...
Monday, August 3, 2015
"My company is biased against flex-time users" »
By Trudy Bourgeois My company offers flex time and other options designed to help working parents. But th...
Monday, July 6, 2015
"How do I prepare for a psychological assessment?" »
By Trudy Bourgeois I'm being considered for a promotion to vice president and will participate in an all-day psych...
Thursday, February 19, 2015
“Should I consider working for a direct competitor?” »
A direct competitor has asked me to consider interviewing for a job that would be a step up. How do I explore this oppor...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
"Should I take the overseas assignment?" »
By Trudy Bourgeois I have an opportunity to work outside the country for two years, a role that would lead t...
Monday, June 30, 2014
“My boss lacks email skills. How do I tell him?" »
By Trudy Bourgeois My boss's e-mails are often misinterpreted in tone or intent. How do I approac...
Sunday, June 1, 2014
“Male peers socialize without me. What should I do?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois The men on my team often socialize outside of work, something my responsibilities outs...
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
“How do I lead my new team?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois I'm the new leader of a team that has worked together for a while. How do I get to know t...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
“Is it okay to cry at work?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois Sometimes situations in the workplace are very stressful or emotional. Is it okay to cry at work?...
Tuesday, January 14, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
“How can I fight against gender bias at work?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois How are gender-based expectations in the workplace holding women back — and how can I p...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
“How do I tell my boss he is gender biased?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois My immediate 'report to' sometimes reveals a gender bias. How do I address this with him wit...
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
"How do I decline a promotion?" »
By Trudy Bourgeois How do I say "no thanks" to a promotion without removing myself from consideration for other opp...
Friday, August 16, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
“What kind of women succeed?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois What traits do most successful women executives possess — and how can I develop those...
Thursday, July 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
“How do I break into the good ol’ boys club?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois I can't seem to break into the good ol’ boys club at my company. Any advice for breaking throug...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
“How can I best position myself for a career in retail?” »
By Trudy Bourgeois I am a recent college graduate who works part time in a retail setting. What advice do you for a...
Thursday, June 27, 2013
'Why don’t more women leaders help other women?' »
By Trudy Bourgeois Women promoted to executive roles at my company seem to do little to sponsor other wo...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
‘How do I present myself confidently?’ »
By Trudy Bourgeois Like many women, I tend to avoid conflict and hedge myself when giving my opinions at work. This...
Tuesday, May 7, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
‘I just got promoted — how do I manage my peers?’ »
By Trudy Bourgeois I recently received a promotion and am now managing people who were once my peers. How do I get o...
Saturday, March 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
'How can I help my company walk the walk?' »
By Trudy Bourgeois My company seems to talk the talk, but not walk the walk when it comes to gender diversity. How ca...
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Working mom wants to know how to 'lean in' »
By Trudy Bourgeois I am a mid-level manager and working mom. With young children at home, I'm not sure I want to a...
Saturday, March 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
'How can I make my mark in my company’s ERG?' »
By Trudy Bourgeois My company has an employee resource group for women and I plan to start attending the meetings....
Saturday, March 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
A young professional asks: 'How do I find a mentor?' »
By Trudy Bourgeois I’m a young professional in a large consumer products company. I'd like to approach someone with...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
She’s tired of speaking for 'all women of color' »
By Trudy Bourgeois I am the only woman of color on my team. During discussions I am sometimes asked to "speak for...

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