Deborah Swerdlow 37 posts
As a nonprofit advocacy professional living in Washington, D.C., Deborah works with groups across the country to educate their communities and lawmakers about public policies that can help low-income residents make ends meet. She is passionate about helping people connect their interests to a cause they believe in and empowering them to take action.

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3 Things to Know About Equal Pay Day

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April 10 is Equal Pay Day, but it’s not an occasion to celebrate. Equal Pay Day marks the symbolic day each calendar year when a woman’s earnings “catch up” to a man’s earnings from the previous year. Because women typically earn just over 80 cents on the dollar compared to men’s earnings, it takes a […]


4 Tricks for Acing Your Next Interview

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How do you prepare for an interview? It probably goes a little something like this: research the organization, anticipate questions you may get asked, and come up with questions for your interviewer. All that substance is good, but it’s important that you don’t neglect your mental and emotional preparation. Preparing your mind for the interview […]


Making an Impact as a Financial Coach for Women

Photo credit: Jackie Tara Studios   Two years ago, Maggie Germano, then a planning and evaluations associate at The Pew Charitable Trusts, turned her personal-finance hobby into a side business as a financial coach for women. In January of this year, she left her nonprofit day job to focus on her business full time. Although Germano […]


How to Answer Interview Questions like a STAR

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Behavioral interview questions—the ones that usually start with “Tell me about a time when…”—can often be the hardest to answer. You have to recall a relevant experience and explain what happened in a way that shows you’re well-suited for the job, without taking up too much time. Fortunately, there’s a trick to answering behavioral interview […]