Equality Begins at Home

Yesterday, my friend sent an article that resonated with her and with me as well. The article is called “Where do kids learn to undervalue women? From their parents.”┬áSounds harsh, right? Particularly for those of us who consider ourselves progressive and egalitarian at home. But, when I read the below paragraph, I thought, “Yes! This!”…

Women in the Workplace: We Have a Long Way to Go

Yesterday, McKinsey & Co and Lean In released their yearly Women in the Workplace report. Over 200 companies employing more than 12 million people participated in this year’s study. The takeaway? We have a long way to go, especially if you are a woman of color. I highly encourage everyone to read the full report,…

No Experience? No Problem! How to Get a Job In a New Industry

  Today’s workforce is different from previous generations. While it was once common to stay with an employer for life, workers today are much more likely to change jobs and even change industries. If you’re looking to make a career change, but you’re hesitating because you don’t have the “right” experience, then check out my…

Working While Grieving

The last few weeks have been really tough. Between hurricanes, earthquakes, political uprisings, and this week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, it feels like there is so much about which to be sad. The world feels so unstable and unpredictable. And yet, despite whatever apprehension we’re feeling, we all have to keep going. Work still…

Why Good Employees Quit

Once upon a time, employees stayed with companies for a lifetime, moving up the ranks until they settled into a comfortable position where they would stay until retirement. Today, this kind of loyalty is rare, and employees have no qualms about moving on to greener pastures if their employers aren’t meeting their needs. I shared…

Going With Your Gut

When confronted with a tough decision, people always ask, “What does your gut tell you?” Instincts come naturally, and yet somehow they’re easy to ignore when we aren’t sure which direction to take. Our heads can override our hearts, which isn’t always a bad thing. But in my experience, my gut usually has the right…

Friday Spotlight: Lula Mena

Lula Mena is not a household name, but she’s made a huge impact on the lives of women in her home country of El Salvador. The small Central American country has been ravaged by poverty, crime, and gang-fueled warfare. Women have been especially hard hit by these conditions with more than half of all women…

Your Mentors Don’t Have to Look Like You

At work, I help to run a mentoring program for our women attorneys. We’ve worked hard to design a program that sets our women up for success and helps them to sustain their ambition. Recently, I was talking to a friend about our program when she asked me if we had enough women partners to…

Getting Clear About Your Career

For most of my life, I thought I was going to grow up to be a teacher. All through elementary, middle, and high school, I envisioned myself at the head of the classroom, teaching students about history, government, and civics. It wasn’t until I got to college to actually pursue this career path, that I…

Dressing For the Job You Want

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Dress for the job you want.” I rarely put a lot of stock into adages like these, but it turns out there might actually be something to this. A recent study by a professor at the Yale School of Management found that how employees dressed made a difference in how…

How to Boost Your Self-Confidence

Before our son was born, my husband and I talked about what traits we hoped he would have. We wanted him to be honest and kind, to have integrity, to be smart, to be curious, and to be confident. As someone who has struggled with confidence, I felt this was one of the greatest gifts…

The 5 Books Your Daughter Needs to Read

“A book is a dream you hold in your hand.” As an avid reader, this quote speaks to my soul. I recently shared with Fairygodboss my recommendations for 5 empowering books that your daughter should be reading right now.┬áThese books are a reminder to women and girls of all ages to DREAM BIG. Check it…