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”

My Happiness Anchor: Sisterhood

Yesterday morning my day started by helping a friend pick out an outfit for a big video meeting she had. Our Marco Polo trio carefully helped her pick out the perfect earring/necklace combo and determine if she should wear a suit jacket or not. We complimented her beautifully curled, flowing blonde hair and wished herContinue reading “My Happiness Anchor: Sisterhood”

Part Two: Reframing the Conversation Around Competition

This is part of a five part series focused on reframing the conversation around competition and comparison among women. We recommend you start by reading Part One: Catfight! In Part One of this series, we talked about how changing the conversation for women around competition and comparison starts by first, living more honestly. Here’s aContinue reading “Part Two: Reframing the Conversation Around Competition”

Catfight! Reframing the Conversation Around Competition and Comparison Among Women.

Part 1 of 5. I could spew data for days about competition among women. We could talk about all of the reasons why women see competition negatively, why when we compete with each other it’s seen as catty, how hostile competition is a mask for insecurity, and on and on and on. I could wasteContinue reading “Catfight! Reframing the Conversation Around Competition and Comparison Among Women.”

Be the Driver of Your Annual Review: Four Things to Do Now.

Regardless of the process your boss or your organization uses to evaluate performance, you can and should be the driver of your annual performance evaluation. As a young professional, I was always a passive participant in my annual reviews. I would sit down and wait for the feedback. I would cross my fingers for aContinue reading “Be the Driver of Your Annual Review: Four Things to Do Now.”

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.”