Over the last year at Ladyboss Midwest, we’ve talked a lot with our community about the unique needs of working women. FLOW: The Ladyboss Retreat is an opportunity for women to invest in themselves, their careers, and their abilities. The retreat is all about bringing the professional and personal together, because taking care of yourself personally allows you to perform at your highest potential professionally. Read on for the top five reasons your company should send you to FLOW: The Ladyboss Retreat.

If you’ve never been on a retreat, I highly encourage you to make plans to attend one. There’s something magical and transformational about being in a new setting away from distractions of daily life, clearing your mind and creating really meaningful connections. If you need some convincing, here are reasons why I recommend retreats.

In the season of autumn and Thanksgiving, many people begin to reflect on gratitude and the blessings in their lives. It is well understood that showing appreciation and kindness to others will help us lead happier and more fulfilled lives and cultivate deeper relationships with people around us. But why is showing gratitude so important for leadership?

Negotiating a salary, or asking for a raise, is tough on its own. But for women, doing so requires overcoming unique challenges. The pay gap is very real, and even moreso for women of color, and many women don’t have the tools to navigate these sensitive and difficult conversations in the workplace. Here is our advice when it comes to asking for what you’re worth!

This last year, the lines between work and life have blurred even more than they already had. But even if you love your work, even if you have your dream job, it’s important to set boundaries and distinguish your personal and professional lives from each other. Setting boundaries at work can be really tough! It can be hard to stand up for yourself or advocate for your needs in a work setting. Here are our tips on how to set clear boundaries at work so that you can stave off burnout, continue enjoying your job, and thrive personally and professionally.

Over the last year I’ve spent an … unexpected … amount of time at my home office, which is really a desk I shoved into my kitchen. A few weeks ago I realized it had become more of a junk drawer than a desk, with a graveyard of half-empty coffee mugs in the corner, a pile of accumulating sweaters on my chair, and a rotating collection of dog toys. It was affecting my work, and so I figured it was time to get organized.

If you’re hiring a business attorney for the first time, it can be hard to know where to start. Lawyers aren’t cheap, and they can be a major investment for your business. That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re hiring the right person for you.

An inclusive and safe workplace is important so that everyone has the opportunity to reach their highest potential. It’s important to act as an ally in every space, but it can be especially important in the workplace where marginalized people might not feel as safe or comfortable voicing their concerns.

Deciding to invest in yourself can be difficult. It can be hard to feel like you’re worth the investment. But here at Ladyboss, we know you’re worth it! That is why we created Ladyboss Summit, to give Ladybosses the opportunities to connect, network, and learn from each other.

Implementing sustainability practices into your small business can pay off big for your brand and the planet.