What’s New at Ms. Career Girl – November 2011

In honor of Ms. Career Girl’s 3rd birthday and looking ahead to 2012, I decided to start an e-newsletter that will provide snippets of additional content to loyal readers like you.  Subscribers will be the first to hear about:

  • Cool job & business opportunities, events, books, products and communities I think you’ll love
  • The inside scoop on what’s new at Ms. Career Girl and in my life – this stuff won’t be on the blog
  • Discounts & deals when I can find them!

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In the meantime here’s a preview of what the content will be like.

Sincerely, Nicole Crimaldi


We’ll be introducing #MsCareerGirl chat in the next few weeks.  Which day of the week would you be most likely to participate?  Leave your vote in the comments section.

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday


BeBlissful Bags to be sold on MsCareerGirl.com!
Any busy woman knows how hard it is to find the ideal work bag.  I’ve been on a long quest to find a bag that is both big enough AND stylish enough for my life. I’ve finally found one I LOVE and the owner has agreed to sell it here on Ms. Career Girl.  Your days of carrying a gym bag, work bag AND purse are coming to an end girls!  For more info, check out FashionWithASecret.com.  Stay tuned for a Shop page on MsCareerGirl.com coming soon!


When I got laid off 4 months ago, I went into panic mode and became a Stella & Dot Stylist in order to earn some extra money while I figured out my next move.  It turns out Stella & Dot is an amazing company that has become a fun and lucrative side hustle for me.  It’s also pretty darn fun earning free designer-quality, celebrity-coveted jewelry for my hostesses and myself.  If you’re in transition or just looking for something fun to do outside of work, I’d love to talk to you about how to make some loot!  Email me at nicole@mscareergirl.com or call me anytime at 630.988.9800.


The Paris Wife is a story written from the perspective of Ernest Hemmingway’s first wife Hadley. It takes place in the morals-challenged era of 1920’s Paris.  I just read this for my book club and was totally hooked.  The book makes you examine your role as a career women, friend, woman and significant other.

French Women Don’t Sleep Alone is a fun and easy read about the mystery, elegance and intrigue of French women.  It talks about how French women incorporate their femininity, beauty and search for love in everything they do.  There is also a lot of comparison between how French women date and how American women date.  I found the differences to be quite interesting (for example online dating is huge in America where dating co-workers and family friends is huge in France).  If you’ve read this book, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section!


Sharp Skirts is a fresh voice for women building businesses, a media brand and event producer that gives women the content and connections they need to build smart, successful companies.  Sharp Skirts gathers the people you need to meet in one place, online and off, then links you with companies that respect your buying power and business acumen. To get email updates, register here.

She Owns ItBehind every successful woman is her story, and that’s what She Owns It is all about.  This community is all about empowering women to write their own success stories! Find your inspiration, gather your motivation and let She Owns It HELP YOU write your own success story.

Is there an event, community, product, book or opportunity you think should be included in our next newsletter?  Email Nicole@mscareergirl.com to make a suggestion. 

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Nicole Emerick

Nicole Emerick founded Ms. Career Girl in 2008 to help other ambitious young professional women thrive in a career they love. Ironically, growing MsCareerGirl helped Nicole transition her own career from commercial banker to digital marketer. Today Nicole leads the social media team at a large advertising agency in Chicago. Nicole also served as an adjunct professor at DePaul University where she helped develop the careers of PR, Advertising and Communications students. Tweet with Nicole @_NicoleEmerick.