My daughter Zoë is soon to be eight years old. What’s remarkable about her is that although her father is white, she has always strongly identified as African-American. I would say black but she proudly says African American.
I could tell you all the ways that she has reached out to people … [Read More...]
When I submitted my first article for The Shriver Report, the editor mentioned that she was intrigued about how I could help women truly manage their personal and professional lives.
She wanted to know if I had any tips that could be presented in an article on how working mothers balance the … [Read More...]
I work with professional women who make great salaries. Many times, when we get to the issue of compensation, they often say that money isn't the point. They are already making more money than they have ever imagined they'd earn. These women have to resist the little voice in their heads that says … [Read More...]
Most people think of their careers as a succession of jobs, giving little thought to planning and mapping out their long-term career goals. In fact, people spend more time planning their vacations then they do planning their careers.
A successful career does not magically come to fruition as a … [Read More...]
As I sat down on the plane headed to Los Angeles this past Monday, I had a flash back to a trip I took back in January 2006 while I was looking for my life after Skadden, the law firm with whom I had worked for since 1999. I was drawn to the administrator position at another firm in San Francisco … [Read More...]
I am going to be completely transparent here.
When I first heard about Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean In, and her movement accompanied with it's own non-profit, Lean-In.org, I felt a sick feeling in my stomach.
For the past two years, I have been passionately mentoring women to help them … [Read More...]
“The world’s a small place. Everywhere you go, your relationships should come with you. When you leave a job, take the relationships with you.”
- Carole Sawdye, Chief Financial Officer, PwC
Networking. There I said it, and I know most of you sighed. The thought of walking around a networking … [Read More...]
It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you. ~Author unknown, sometimes attributed to M. Grundler
As you enjoy your day tomorrow, take a moment to be grateful for all that you’re free to do.
You are free to live your life any way you choose. We … [Read More...]
My eyes would no longer let me deny that I’d hit my late 40s. I had been struggling to see clearly for months. I could no longer read fine print and was making every effort to get my hands far enough away to read standard sized copy. On top of it, it seemed my prescription to see distances was … [Read More...]
The reason why many working moms want to work is because they enjoy the challenge of their careers. So what’s the next step once you have fully established yourself in your career but still want to feel the challenge of learning and growing? Many women don’t consider corporate board seats, … [Read More...]