What Led Me to Here.

No female career is linear.   In the last six months, I’ve talked to countless female executive leaders about their career journeys.  I’ve learned that, like mine, their career took a winding and imperfect road.  The paths that led us to where we are today were filled with hard decisions, big risks, struggle, perseverance, tears, andContinue reading “What Led Me to Here.”

Find Your Flow in a Quarantine

I’ve been grumpy and unproductive. I find myself looking back at my long work days and wondering what I accomplished except for sitting in front of my computer on video calls all day – and responding to emails. I haven’t had an ounce of creativity. I’ve been longing for the days where I could getContinue reading “Find Your Flow in a Quarantine”

#RealTalk: Small Businesses are Not Okay

#RealTalk: Small Businesses are Not Okay I was on a Zoom call with a friend on Tuesday morning and he asked, “How’s your small business doing?” The only response I could muster was, “It’s brutal right now.” I went on to explain… Our clients aren’t paying their bills, because they can’t afford to or theyContinue reading “#RealTalk: Small Businesses are Not Okay”

Attitude: The Unfair Expectation Women Face at Work.

I hated performance evaluations. I always greeted them with an overwhelming sense of dread – and I never really thought too much about why, until recently when I was writing a blog about preparing for an annual performance evaluation (coming next week). When I was early in my career, I always felt like I hadContinue reading “Attitude: The Unfair Expectation Women Face at Work.”

The Most Important Book You’ll Ever Own.

It’s of average size and comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. It has no publisher, no title, and no reviews on Amazon. The author is you. The book? A Success Journal. The concept is simple: Have a dedicated place where you regularly record your accomplishments. Big ones and small ones. Personal onesContinue reading “The Most Important Book You’ll Ever Own.”

We Have a Pipeline Problem

The McKinsey Women in the Workplace 2019 study was recently released and while it shows that over the last five years women have made significant gains in representation in senior leadership, as well as companies’ commitment overall to gender diversity – there is still a glaring and widening gap. While the majority of college graduatesContinue reading “We Have a Pipeline Problem”

Your Feminism, My Feminism, All Feminism.

I’ve heard a lot of women, young and old, utter the words, “I’m not a feminist.” That statement, particularly from women, always leaves me a little flabbergasted. I find myself wondering how a woman could claim she’s not a feminist; How a woman could claim she doesn’t care about equal rights for herself and herContinue reading “Your Feminism, My Feminism, All Feminism.”