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Stay-at-Home Parent? How to Kill It On Your Comeback Resume

If you’re a stay-at-home parent or caregiver and planning to return to work, you likely have a lot of questions about how to address the past few years on your resume. In this piece from The Muse by Jenny Foss, get practical tips for how to showcase your skill set, write a robust summary statement, […]


Working Women: Valerie Jarrett and the Importance of Mentoring

In this episode from The Michelle Obama Podcast, the former First Lady chats with friend and mentor Valerie Jarrett about their experiences as working women and mothers. They reflect on the value of mentorship, tell personal stories about their working relationships, and give tips to other women on how to navigate the working world by […]


Three Professional Relationships Every Woman Needs to Advance Her Career

By Chelsea Keen, M.Ed. (’12), Career Coach and Founder of Uplifted Ambitions Career Coaching Chelsea Keen is a results-oriented career coach who empowers ambitious early and mid-level professional women to land their ideal job, advance in their career, and find fulfillment in their 9 to 5. She launched Uplifted Ambitions Career Coaching several years after […]


Navigating a Career Pivot

In this recorded webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Wake Forest alumna Kristin Winkle Beck (’97) shares her expertise and personal experience with making a career change from financial services industry to the nonprofit leadership industry and launching her own professional career coaching company.  Learn some practical tips for making your own career pivot!


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 […]


TEDx: Unleash Your Feminine Superpowers to Build Creative Work

Wake Forest alumna Jessica Williams (’03) is the Founder and CEO of On the Rise Solutions, an organization dedicated to empowering professional women, allies and organizations for greater diversity, equity and inclusion. She is a speaker, coach, facilitator, and author. Learn more about her work and background here.  In this November 2016 TEDxMtHoodSalon Talk in […]


Alumni Advice: Building a Life featuring Mary Tribble (’82)

In this video featuring Mary Tribble (’82), she shares what building a life has looked like for her both personally and professionally. She reflects on the importance of maintaining a sense of curiosity throughout her life, how she has found ways to integrate her interests in her personal life and career, and why it’s important […]


TEDx Talk: Strong is the New Pretty featuring Kate Parker (’98)

During the weekend of March 1-2, 2019, alumni women from the across the country will gather on campus for Wake Women’s Weekend. Alumna Kate Parker (’98) will serve as the morning keynote speaker as she shares about her bestselling book, “Strong is the New Pretty.” Can’t join us for this weekend of learning and relationship-building? […]


Why Mentoring Matters, And How to Get Started

Most people will agree that mentoring relationships can positively support personal and professional growth. But why is mentoring important? How can a mentor make a difference in your personal life and/or career? In this article by Lizz Schumer in the New York Times, find the answers to these questions. And, get tips for how to […]


Questions to Ask HR Before Taking Work Leave

By Lauren Beam (’07), Associate Director for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University As you are currently reading this, I am likely already out on parental leave after the birth of my third child. Surely navigating three separate occasions of taking work leave to care for my family qualifies me as […]


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