Meredith Lepore

Meredith Lepore

Meredith Lepore is the Deputy Editor of Ladders. She is based in New York City and can be reached at

Articles by Meredith Lepore


If you live in one of these cities, you’re probably happy with your salary

Did your city make the cut?


These are the cities where you will spend your money the fastest

Do you live in one of the world's most expensive cities? If not, it's something to consider if you are looking to relocate, work abroad or just take a vacation.

How To

These are the secrets to keeping your team productive and happy during March Madness

How can a manager rein it in while not totally putting the kibosh on office camaraderie and fun?


Bad sleep habits cost companies over $136 billion in lost productivity

So you got a bad night of sleep? Maybe you are a bit tired at work the next morning? Maybe this actually happens a few nights per week? No big deal, right? WRONG.


Arianna Huffington on sleep, burnout culture and a new FOMO

For National Sleep Day, we spoke to Arianna Huffington what companies can do to help their employees' sleep habits, and her company Thrive's new app.


Female doctors are seeing an average pay gap of over $100,000

Out of 50 metropolitan areas of the country this is where female doctors see the biggest pay gap.

Highest Paying Jobs

These are the top 15 companies hiring for $100K+ jobs in March 2018

Are you looking for a job? To help you find what you are looking for, Ladders has compiled this list of companies hiring for the most $100K+ jobs as of March, 2018. Ladders puts this data together using its continuously updated database of the highest paying jobs.


This is the city where the happiest people in America live

You may be surprised at what makes people happy.


Why the theory behind SoulCycle’s newest workout should be applied to your career

This philosophy behind the newest offering from SoulCycle, SoulActivate, sounds like a good way to approach your work as well — just leave the spandex at home.


Science says this is the optimal time to drink your coffee

The pros and cons of drinking coffee could be debated for hours. But, this is no debate: You have probably been drinking your coffee at the wrong time of day for years.


These are the cities where people wake up the earliest and latest

The early bird may get the worm but are they really better off?


Tory Burch learned to embrace the word ‘ambition’ and she wants all women to do the same

The #EmbraceAmbition campaign has demonstrated the transformative power of questioning stereotypes and inspired our Foundation to dive deeper and address other harmful stereotypes that impact gender, race and sexuality.


This study finds that Queen Bee Syndrome is very much alive at work and this is the guilty party

If you thought Queen Bee Syndrome lived and died when you were in high school, you are wrong. It is very much still alive and probably occurring in your workplace right now.


Makeup mogul Bobbi Brown’s career advice is so simple, it’s amazing

The name Bobbi Brown is absolutely synonymous with makeup. Here, for International Women's Day, she shares her best career advice.


The best and worst states for working women: North tops South

In honor of International Women's Day on March 8 and Women's History Month, WalletHub released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States for Women and you may be surprised which states were friendlier to women than others.


You’ve been thinking about awkwardness in the workplace all wrong

Is being awkward actually a good thing?


Lawsuit alleges company’s college campus recruiting is ageist

Employers looking for potential hires on college campuses has been a common practice for years and an effective recruitment tactic. However, one group of people is not very happy about it: The 40-and-over working crowd.


These are the states where the economy is strong and opportunities are growing

If you're looking for a new job, especially in the tech field, you may want to consider moving to these states according to U.S. News & World Report.


If you behaved like this in high school, there is a good chance you have a high salary

Basically, if you were a responsible, good student, with an interest in academics, your future turned out just fine no matter what your IQ or socioeconomic status.


This city has the hardest working people in the United States

Americans put in more hours than workers in Germany, Japan, Canada and the U.K., according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But which cities in the U.S. have people working harder than others?

Business travel

Hoping for a smooth flight on your next business trip? Your seatmate’s nationality may determine that

When you first sit down on a flight for a business trip or any trip you usually can tell in the first few minutes if you have a good seatmate or not. Here are the best travel companions.

Equal pay

These are the cities where women are obliterating the pay gap in tech

If you're a woman in tech, it seriously pays off to work in these cities, where the gender pay gap is becoming closer and closer to obsolete.

The great debate

Some people actually say they ‘call off sick’ instead of ‘call in sick’ and we’re shook

You're sick and will be staying home for the day. It's time to notify your boss. Do you "call in," "call out," or even "call off" sick? It turns out there are a few different ways to say the same thing, depending on where you live, and people have some pretty strong opinions about it.


Austin has become the first city in the South to mandate paid sick leave

Austin has become the first city in Texas to regulate sick leave — passing a law making paid sick leave a mandatory requirement for all non-government employees. They become not only the first city in Texas to pass this kind of law, but also the first city to do so in the Southern U.S.