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Coming Out At Work: Resources for LGBTQ+ Employees

The decision to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace is a very personal one. There are many factors to consider; Does your organization have an inclusive, friendly, and open culture? How will your colleagues or manager respond? We all want to bring our full selves to work in an […]


How to Stop Overthinking Everything

Be honest: do you overthink everything? For most Wake Foresters, being a perfectionist is a common struggle! We want to get things right, make the best decisions to position us well for the future, and avoid failure at all costs. The problem with overthinking is that, eventually, we begin to experience decision-making fatigue and struggle […]


Job Searching While LGBTQ: How to Find a Truly Inclusive Place to Work

We all want to feel comfortable with bringing our authentic, whole selves to work each day. For individuals who identify as LGBTQ+, being able to find companies and workplaces that are affirming and inclusive can be a challenge. That’s why we love this piece from The Muse by S.E. Fleenor. Read this article for helpful […]


The World is Not Your Oyster

Our AVP for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Allison McWilliams, drops some truth bombs in her recent article in Psychology Today. Have you ever been told that your options in your life and career are unlimited? If so, how did that make you feel? For many of us, the idea of unlimited options […]


Respect, Embrace, and Advocate: A New Definition of Success

By Andrew Snorton (’93), Owner at Creative Community Solutions and Published Author, in Atlanta, GA To be successful on an individual and collective level, professionally and beyond, is one of the goals people have.  How do we get there?  How do we measure it?  One of the components that empowers each of us to be […]


How Allyship Drives Workplace Inclusion

What does it mean to be an ally and to build an inclusive workplace? This article from HR Dive explores what real allyship looks like in practice, and how setting new cultural norms through allyship can drive inclusive practices within an organization.


Stress at Work: Strategies for Prioritizing Your Mental Health

By Mark Covington (’13), LPC, Psychotherapist and PhD Candidate, Washington, DC Disconnection, dysfunction, dysregulation, and distress are what therapists and those in academia call “The Four D’s” of why most people enter into psychotherapy. These are also reasons why I believe that my clients enter treatment. Most find that they are dealing with the throes […]


Self-Care Re-imagined: Centering and Strengthening Wellbeing Practices as a Young Professional

By Daniella Maria Feijoo (’19). Daniella (she/her) served as Wake Forest University’s Campus Life Fellow in the Office of Wellbeing 2019-2020 and is currently pursuing her M.S.Ed degree in Higher Education Student Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  As a young professional, whether you are beginning a new job, looking for work, or continuing […]


Critical Conversations: Discussing Race at Work

By Kris Britton (’99, MBA 2019) Kris Britton is the CEO of Lucky Dog Volleyball, the official championship event merchandiser for USA Volleyball.  Based in Greensboro, NC, the firm is 100% owned and operated by women.  Kris volunteers with NCCJ Triad, a non-profit organization committed to fighting bias, bigotry and racism.  The year 2020 has […]


How to Support Black Women at Work

In this article from The Every Mom, Wake Forest alumna Tiffany Waddell Tate (’07, MALS ’11) shares practical and direct tips for how to best advocate for and serve as an ally to black women in the workplace.  Grab a pen and some paper as you learn from Tiffany’s wisdom, and then get ready to […]


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