Speaking of Success: Languages & Careers

The ability to communicate in multiple languages is a valuable commodity in today’s job market. According to recent research done by the Financial Times, bilingual employees make better managers and leaders. Knowing another language enables you to communicate with colleagues, customers or clients in other countries and cultures—but it also helps you understand the rich, […]

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Working Globally Through the Pandemic

One month ago, I lead a virtual panel on “Working Globally Through the Pandemic–The Outlook for a Global Career in a Post-COVID19 World”, sponsored by The George Washington University-Center for International Business & Education Research (GW-CIBER). We had 8 fabulous global thinkers across many different disciplines. Leaders who not only have had successful global careers, […]

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Part 2: IWE Interview: One-on-one with Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

The Interview with IWE continues… Q. What are you working on now? A. I am actually getting back into a full-time role again, doing some new research and launching a few new social tools using digital technology. A little more than a year ago, my mother passed away. I had been helping her for the […]

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IWE Interview: One-on-one with Stacie Nevadomski Berdan Part 1

Last summer I was interviewed by International Women of Excellence about my career. Both a podcast and a Q&A were done but the materials weren’t available to non-IWE members. Since it’s been almost a year, I’m sharing the Q&A here in two parts due to length. I try to share as much of my material […]

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It’s Women Wednesday or WomenWOW: Q&A

In honor of National Women Wednesday (the first Wednesday after Thanksgiving), I’m sharing my story as a woman small business owner who is dedicated to helping women launch international careers. I launched my second career more than 12 years ago with the publication of the award-winning, Get Ahead By Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to […]

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Critical Component to International Careers: Building Relationships

A few weeks ago, I spoke at GWU, keynoting the 6th Women in Global Careers Roundtable event, sponsored by CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research). I look forward to this event every year! Why? Because it wraps up everything I have come to love about my job: Working with a great team of […]

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Book Review: The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury

I’ve read a lot of books this summer. Many from the list of “Globetrotting” put together by the New York Times published in January. If you’re looking for a well-written novel that’s provocative yet easy enough to read, I recommend The Strange Case of Alice Pendelbury, by Marc Levin, France’s most popular contemporary novelist. If you’re interested in sharing a title–even writing a short review–that has some global aspect, send me an email. #StacieBerdanBookClub

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Enhancing Career Prospects with Study Abroad

Fall is upon us and students are (mostly) back on campus. Many students will head to the global studies or study abroad office in the early days, planning ahead for the spring semester, or perhaps figuring out how best to incorporate study abroad into their academic program. I’ve put together a list of the most […]

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Traveling Through Rome…By the Book

My best friend from college is Italian, and I am fortunate to have visited her and her family many times in Rome and throughout Italy over the years. Although we’ve explored most of the country, Rome remains one of my favorite cities. I spent 10 days there recently and didn’t really need a guidebook— just […]

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DYK: Demand for Language Skills Are on the Rise in the Workplace?

I am blown away by the recent news that has gotten little coverage: U.S. employers say they need and want MORE employees who speak anoyher language in addition to English…yet colleges are eliminating their foreign language programs. WHAT????

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