On Tuesday, October 6, 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act giving women who work in California the strongest equal pay protection in the nation. It’s gives women greater protection around pay inquiry and retaliation. It also allows for women to file a complaint regarding … [Read More...]
I wanted to go to a workshop in Canada. I weighed the pros and cons, and asked my husband what he though about investing the money in the workshop. I even reached out to the organizer to ask her about the content and value. I pondered for so long that I missed out on the early bird pricing - … [Read More...]
It took 67 years of Emmy Awards before an African-American was named Best Lead Actress in a drama series. And when Viola Davis won, her acceptance speech struck a deep cord. Why is this resonating with me?
I had just got off the phone with a client who is doing phenomenal work. She is a … [Read More...]
I have been “scoping” the last few days on the importance of bringing your authentic self to your career. The inspiration came from a challenging meeting I had last week and a fantastic NY Times Magazine article, The Meaning of Serena Williams, by Claudine Rankine. If you haven’t had a … [Read More...]
As law firm administrator one of my chief responsibilities was to resolve problems. Whether it was a work conflict or inappropriate behavior, often the problem would land on my desk. When I was new to the job, I was always jumping up to solve things. A problem would arise, and I would … [Read More...]
I recently read this opinion piece in the NY Times, Let’s Expose the Gender Pay Gap. Nothing in the article surprised me. It’s the research we have all read before:
Female doctor and surgeons earn 71% of what their white male colleagues make.
Female financial specialist are paid … [Read More...]
She had a serious stretch goal to bring in over seven figures in revenue in one year at her new firm. She did it in nine months! Yep, she knocked it out of the ball park. She gave a lot of credit to my coaching, which I appreciated, but she did the heavy lifting. How did she do … [Read More...]
Many of the women and men that I work with are lawyers, engineers, bankers, and entrepreneurs. All of them are either women or people of color, and the one thing they all have in common is that they stand out in their perspective corporate environments.
They are also ready to ascend to the next … [Read More...]
I believe that we can’t use bias and discrimination as an excuse to limit our success. If I believed that my sex or the color of my skin would be an impediment in my career, I would not have the degree of success I’ve experienced. While I never forget that I’m black, it’s not something … [Read More...]
“I just don’t have time to be as responsive as I need to be to my clients.” One of my own clients was in a pickle over her schedule, and felt like she didn’t have time to do all the things she wanted to do to grow her business.
“I saw a position that’s perfect for me, I just need to … [Read More...]