Finding My Passion in my Profession Again

Deidra is a Bossed Up Bootcamp alum who recently launched a new company that delivers a bundle of diverse children’s books each month to parents and educators looking to bring characters of color to the pages they turn in the classroom. A lifelong educational professional, at one point Deidra foun

How I Boosted My Confidence at Work

Allison came to Bossed Up Bootcamp this summer looking to boost her professional confidence so she could step up and bring her A-game to her organization. Serving as an associate at Devex, the media platform for the global development community, she was ready to take that next step beyond the “ent

One Trick for Speaking Like a Boss

Emma Bloksberg-Fireovid’s a hard-working Partnerships Manager here in Washington, DC and was just a few months into her new job at an education nonprofit when she joined us at Bossed Up Bootcamp this summer. Her goal? To gain clarity on her long-term direction and strengthen her leadership ski

How Kerriann Bounced Back from a Dead-End Job

When Kerriann came to Bossed Up Bootcamp, she was facing a fairly depressing future: her organization was in the process of being dissolved, and her position (and all the programs she’d been working on) would soon disappear. Until that fateful day, however, Kerriann had to keep plugging away, demo

How Rhonda Learned the Benefits of “Being Still”

Imagine this: you’ve interviewed for two jobs. Job #1 makes you an offer and you accept. Job #2 makes you an offer shortly after and sweetens the deal with a higher salary. A great problem to have, of course, but a problem nonetheless. What do you do? Rhonda says, you “be still.” Read on to f

How Jasmine Bounced from Corporate Life

Most of us know what the corporate grind feels like. Punching the clock. Working toward our next promotion. While it’s a great environment for some to thrive in, others just can’t find satisfaction working in service of a broader organization’s vision.

How Stephanie Bounced Back from Burnout

“I can’t live like this anymore.” That was the thought that brought Stephanie to Bossed Up. A hard-charging manager at a fast-paced tech startup in Manhattan, Stephanie was facing her moment of total burnout. I caught up with Steph to hear her full story and learn how she overcame burnout –

From Overwhelmed to Owning It

When Lauren came to Bossed Up Bootcamp, she was recovering from a bout of burnout very similar to my own. An over-achieving student and task-master extraordinaire, Lauren had been in school full-time at a small private college in Minnesota double-majoring (of course), while also serving in leadershi

Daring to Go for Gold

Back when Kaitlin came to our Bossed Up Bootcamp hosted by The Lady Project in Rhode Island, she was feeling without a community and without a clear direction. Not only did she leave with a rad new #girlgang, but she set out on a wild journey that’s led her to training full-time for the Olympic [&