Maggie Arden

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Maggie Arden has been working in non-profit management for the last six years, including positions in program management, fundraising and grassroots advocacy and government affairs. Previously, she worked as a campaign fundraiser for political candidates. Outside of work, she regularly volunteers with local organizations around the Washington, D.C. area and makes jewelry for Southern Yankee Design, her jewelry business. Originally from Chicago, Maggie is an alumnae of Elon University and Alpha Xi Delta.

Recent blog posts written by Maggie Arden

Women Deliver 50

This morning Women Deliver announced it’s “Women Deliver 50” list spotlighting ideas and solutions that actually improving the lives of women and girls around the world right now.  From hundreds of submissions, to 125 finalists, we have 50 inspiring programs chosen for their work in advocacy and awareness, education, health interventions, and technologies and innovations. […]

Succeeding on the First Day

You survived the interviews, you got the job offer.  Now you’re getting ready for your first day.  Changing jobs is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life.  But if you’re prepared ahead of time, that first day, and subsequently first week, can be easy and smooth. Get a good night’s sleep. Eat […]

Living History – Recording Women’s History

Today kicks off the start of Women’s History Month.  As a student of history (former, but also constant), I find it crucial to know where we came from.  How did we get here? If it weren’t for those who came before us would any of us being in the jobs we have, living on own […]

Eat Girl Scout Cookies to Support Leadership

I can’t get over the attacks on the Girl Scouts.  Over the top accusations, generalizing everyone involved and actually hurting the girls…who are after all, girls!  I know wrote about this recently, but the attacks from the far right keep coming, and I’m beginning to wonder if I’m the only one upset by it.  I […]

Breaking Up With Friends

Women are mean, mostly to each other.  Women treasure their friendships with other women, yet we treat our friends like trash the second we think we don’t want to be friends again.  I hate the freeze out.  Being on both sides is painful and stressful.  While in school there is often a group mentality about […]

What Do You Mean There’s No Paid Maternity Leave?

Women in America are taught to save – for a car, for emergencies, homes, and retirement.  What we end up learning the hard way is the need to save for maternity leave.  Thinking about having kids one day?  Ask about your employer’s maternity leave policy now!  It might happen that there isn’t one. I’ve spent […]

Birth Control Recall

Pfizer announced a recall of one million birth control packs in the United States, and warned users of the products (Lo/Ovral-28, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol) to start using a back up method immediately. The reason for the recall was a packing error.  With birth control pills it is crucial to take each pill in exact […]

In the Workplace, A Look at the Women of Gen Y

There has been a lot written lately about Gen Y women burning out early.  People seem confused by this.  Here’s a hint to figuring out why: ask Gen Y women!  Honestly, we’ll tell you why.  Everyone knows millennials feel entitled to more.  We want all the basic benefits from a job and then some.  Flexibility […]

Scouts on Strike

The Girl Scouts recently announced a new cookie.  Savannah Smiles, will be sold in honor of the Girl Scouts 100th anniversary.  As a former Girl Scout, I found this very exciting.  However, not everyone may get to try the new cookie this year!  On the heels of this announcement came some other Girl Scout news. […]

Can We All Not Resolve to Lose 20 Pounds?

It’s a new year and the potential for a new you is everywhere.  I’m already tired of the ads for diet systems and tricks, memberships and home gym offers.  How about doing something different this year to get to a new you? Challenge yourself to become a better, smarter version of you: become more involved […]