Was your mom a role model? If not, find one!

The number one piece of advice that successful women give is to find a mentor or coach. A woman once told me she was looking for surrogate parents in all of her jobs while others said that they were looking for someone who could “show me myself” because their mothers only showed them whom she wanted them to be.

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Ilana Tolpin Levitt
Mother's Day Reflections

Every May, families across the United States come together to celebrate their mothers. This year I spent Mother’s Day weekend at a book event for What’s Mom Still Got to Do With It? at a local Barnes and Noble, in collaboration with another mother-focused author. I gave a short book talk and signed a lot of books!

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Ilana Tolpin Levitt
What’s Mom Still Got to Do with It: The Origin Story

I’m a career counselor.

I help people make career transitions by assisting them on their journey for insight about their lives and careers. Where did things go right? Where did they go wrong?

For 26 years, I have listened to people’s stories about their careers — starting with early childhood fantasies about what they wanted to be when they ‘grow up’; their choices for colleges and majors; first jobs and times they were fired; when they started businesses; when they made the choice to stay at home with their kids; when they felt successful and when they felt like frauds.

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Ilana Tolpin Levitt