About Us

Welcome to The Professional Girls Guide, a blog intended to help busy professional women balance their careers with their personal lives. Here you will find useful guides on everyday topics, and a forum where you can discuss matters that are most relevant to you as a professional woman. Find topics on career advancement, health and beauty, finances, dating and relationships, technology, supplementing your income, and many more.

My name is Kara B. Krafty, and Ive been called a Jill of all trades. I started this site because I wanted to share my many interests with busy professional women and help them by providing simple guides on everyday topics. As an attorney and college instructor, I understand how difficult it is to balance a busy career with a meaningful personal life. I hope these guides will help you and provide you with the information you need to succeed.

Contributors with specialized knowledge and expertise have contributed to articles on The Professional Girls Guide.

This is our Frequently Asked Questions Section.

Q: Is your name really Kara B. Krafty?
A: No, my real name is Kara Kate Boonsirisermsook. Thats 24 letters. For obvious reasons, I chose to go with Kara B. Krafty as my pen name.

Q: What is Kara B. Kraftys background?
A: I grew up in Orange County, and graduated from UCLA in Communications Studies, cum laude. I attended the UCLA School of Law, and immediately after law school worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Southern California. I then moved to Washington DC and worked as a Financial Advisor and Stock Broker at a major brokerage house. I currently work as an attorney in employment law in the public sector in Northern California, and teach paralegal studies and criminal justice courses to college students.

Q: Would it be okay to suggest a topic?
A: Yes, if you have a pressing topic of interest, I would love to hear about it. If there is enough interest in the community, it will soon be covered.

Q: How do I find a topic that was previously discussed?
A: Click on the archives, where you will find topics separated by type. You can also search a chronology of entries.

Q: Are you accepting any contributors to your site?
A: If you are interested in becoming a contributor to this site, I would love to hear from you. Please contact me, and explain what topics you would be interested in covering.