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Work It! NPR Staff Give And Take Advice For Women On The Job

  • Nina Totenberg's advice to working women. Our legal affairs correspondent was one of the first to customize a She Works poster. (Shared on Twitter by Selena Simmons-Duffin, @selenasd)
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    Nina Totenberg's advice to working women. Our legal affairs correspondent was one of the first to customize a She Works poster. (Shared on Twitter by Selena Simmons-Duffin, @selenasd)
    NPR's She Works
  • The NPR team behind She Works found some inspiration among the digital posters submitted too. Claire O'Neill (@oneillclaire), from NPR's The Picture Show blog, tweeted this poster from the site to her She Works teammates. See the message here: http://bit.ly/15nBAGe
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    The NPR team behind She Works found some inspiration among the digital posters submitted too. Claire O'Neill (@oneillclaire), from NPR's The Picture Show blog, tweeted this poster from the site to her She Works teammates. See the message here: http://bit.ly/15nBAGe
    NPR's She Works
  • NPR staff took their own advice, displaying favorite She Works posters around our building. NPR Senior Publicist Emerson Brown captured a few here. (He says the focus on Stevie Nicks is due to an "Edge of Seventeen" joke he has with the wife.)
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    NPR staff took their own advice, displaying favorite She Works posters around our building. NPR Senior Publicist Emerson Brown captured a few here. (He says the focus on Stevie Nicks is due to an "Edge of Seventeen" joke he has with the wife.)
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  • Melody Kramer's words (or word) of wisdom; short and sweet and in hashtag form. While she may not technically be an NPR employee, Kramer's years as web producer for Fresh Air earn her next-of-kin status around here. See her poster: http://bit.ly/10upwKr
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    Melody Kramer's words (or word) of wisdom; short and sweet and in hashtag form. While she may not technically be an NPR employee, Kramer's years as web producer for Fresh Air earn her next-of-kin status around here. See her poster: http://bit.ly/10upwKr
    NPR's She Works
  • This credo was quick to catch on at the She Works site, around the NPR building and apparently with the gentlemen too. "Some pearls around HQ from @nprnews #sheworks project," NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) said on Twitter.
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    This credo was quick to catch on at the She Works site, around the NPR building and apparently with the gentlemen too. "Some pearls around HQ from @nprnews #sheworks project," NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) said on Twitter.
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  • NPR Publicist Cara Philbin posted her go-to motto on Twitter: "@NPRCara Working ladies: how do you stay sane? My two cents: http://bit.ly/10GnyGS #sheworks #npr"
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    NPR Publicist Cara Philbin posted her go-to motto on Twitter: "@NPRCara Working ladies: how do you stay sane? My two cents: http://bit.ly/10GnyGS #sheworks #npr"
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  • NPR News Apps Editor Brian Boyer (@brianboyer) shared this message with the hard-working She Works crew via Twitter. Poster here: http://bit.ly/11zjaRn
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    NPR News Apps Editor Brian Boyer (@brianboyer) shared this message with the hard-working She Works crew via Twitter. Poster here: http://bit.ly/11zjaRn
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  • Sage wisdom in the words of NPR.org Editor Tanya Ballard Brown (posted on Twitter @tdoubleb).
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    Sage wisdom in the words of NPR.org Editor Tanya Ballard Brown (posted on Twitter @tdoubleb).
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  • Another note shared among the She Works creative team. This one was posted by Selena Simmons-Duffin (@selenasd), an editor and producer for Morning Edition.
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    Another note shared among the She Works creative team. This one was posted by Selena Simmons-Duffin (@selenasd), an editor and producer for Morning Edition.
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  • Kate Myers (@NPRKate) from the NPR social media team offered this pragmatic advice to the She Works production squad. Here's the graphic: http://bit.ly/19ocqUf
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    Kate Myers (@NPRKate) from the NPR social media team offered this pragmatic advice to the She Works production squad. Here's the graphic: http://bit.ly/19ocqUf
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As part of NPR's series The Changing Lives Of Women, our fearless female journalists are answering tough questions about their careers and offering insight into what it means to "have it all." Nina Totenberg, Audie Cornish and others responded in online essays and some took their best mantras to social media as well.

The tips and tricks for working women are piling up at NPR's She Works: Note To Self, a sister site for the series where you can create, share and print a custom poster and check out one-liners, from the amusing to the serious, submitted by listeners.

Soon after the site launched last week, NPR staff were just as eager to share and solicit advice as our listeners. Colorful posters popped up around the NPR HQ. Our colleagues were blowing up the #sheworks hashtag, with both their own words and important advice they came across at She Works. Check out the slideshow to see what they had to say.

And a big hand to the team behind this project - The Picture Show's Claire O'Neill; Kitty Eisele and Selena Simmons-Duffin from Morning Edition; Brian Boyer, Jeremy Bowers, Danny DeBelius, Christopher Groskopf and Alyson Hurt from our News Apps team (@nprapps); and Social Media Product Manager Kate Myers.


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