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Fierce Woman Fridays: September 23, 2022

Joan Sherman, Co-Director, Simmons Center for Global Chicago and Cofounder of NextGroup A Truly Fierce Woman  Joan K. Sherman epitomizes a woman’s ability to shift and grow profess...

NextGroup Grows to Meet Demands of Evolving Workplace

PRESS RELEASE   NextGroup Grows to Meet Demands of an Evolving Workplace  NextGroup is excited to announce an expansion of the firm to meet the needs of professional women in trans...

Fierce Woman Fridays: September 2, 2022

It's Fierce Woman Friday and Girl do I have One for You! Patty Barbato has joined NextGroup as a Search Associate and we couldn't be more thrilled. Patty is a force in everything ...

Fierce Woman Fridays: August 19, 2022

This week, we are excited to share the fierce background of one of our newest team members, Kimberly Glover , CCSP, SHRM-CP, who has joined NextGroup as a Search Associate.   Kim ...

Fierce Women Fridays: August 12, 2022

Over the next several weeks, we want to use the Fierce Woman platform to spotlight members of NextGroup's growing team of professionals who are dedicated to our vision of a more di...

Fierce Woman Friday: August 5, 2022

Meet the Fierce Women of the Chicago Innovation Women's Mentoring Co-op NextGroup is honored to be able to contribute to and learn from women in the innovation ecosystem in Chicago...

Fierce Woman Friday: July 26, 2022

Fierce Woman Monday (missed Friday). Meet Shari Greco Reiches! Today I reflected on how little I knew about finances, budget or economics when I was young. My learning was all "on ...

Fierce Women Friday: June 24, 2022

Melissa Rabin Lederer , Chief Experience Officer at mHub This week I had a chance to both flashback and flex forward on female colleagues who have helped shape my career and hopef...

Fierce Women Friday: June 17, 2022

Fierce Women Fridays continues. However, it seems extremely fitting to honor this Fierce Woman, a pastor, mother, executive, community leader and superior human on Juneteenth. Dr. ...

Successful Re-Entry with Candance Chow: Badass Women at Any Age

Raised by a single mom, Candance Chow credits her career journey to the social injustices she witnessed as a child through her mom’s experience.  Motivated by the sexism she hersel...

Fierce Women Friday: June 10, 2022

I have decided to close out each week with "Fierce Women Friday". This week I share a photo of the very fiercest woman I know - My mother. At 18, she "graduated" from an orphanage ...

Misogyny at Work: An Inside Job

Have you experienced misogyny at work?  Most women will say that they have experienced some form of misogyny from managers, co-workers, clients, or colleagues. And yet there is ano...

How They Did It: Candance Chow & Melanie Wright

Each month, EvolveMe features inspirational women who've made it to the other side of career change. Learn how they did it and take away usable tips from their professional journey...

Where Can I Lodge a Complaint

When we complain too much, we're pessimistic.  When we always look at the bright side, we're shelling out toxic positivity.  It's hard to know how to show up with the depth and bre...

How to Age-Proof Yourself for a Midlife Career Change

Did you know that the average age for a successful entrepreneur is 45? Yet women experience ageism at work earlier than men in midlife. From our work with women in their 40s, 50s, ...

Planning for the New Year

As the New Year is upon us, it's normal to be pulled to “get your ducks in a row," get organized and have sense you're walking into the New Year with a solid plan. I'd like to invi...

Embracing Your Growth Edge

Have you ever wanted something to change so much but as you contemplated changing it you were struck by the feeling that the change is just "too much" to take on?  A lot of people ...

Finding Worthiness

We hear (and talk) a lot about the importance of taking better care of ourselves. To help, we are encouraged to be guided by self-love, to build our self-esteem, to have a strong s...

Why Finding Yourself if So Important

Have you ever found yourself trying to figure out how to change the trajectory of your work and life? Things aren't necessarily bad, but they sure aren't fulfilling. And yet, you'r...

Three Things to Do When Fear Has It's Grips On You

Fear exists in all of us. It can be a good thing. And, it can be debilitating. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. Those thoughts and voices in our minds that keep us safe and...