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.¬†These books are a reminder to women and girls of all ages to DREAM BIG. Check it…

Traveling for Business Like a Boss

The first time I went on a business trip, I felt like a rock star. Fancy hotel? Check. Expensive restaurant I would never go to on my own? Check. Getting around in taxis and not overcrowded, dirty subways? Check. All expenses paid? Check. Traveling for business can be fun, but it can also be tiring…

Becoming Your Own PR Team

Self-promotion sounds like a dirty word. It makes me think of cocky, overly confident people who brag their way into recognition. But, research has shown that among the many gender gaps that exist between men and women is women’s reluctance to engage in self-advocacy. While we are happy to go to bat for others, we…

How We Talk to Our Boys Matters

When we talk abut women’s advancement, the obvious focus is to talk about, well, women. We talk about raising strong little girls who will grow up to be strong women. But, often, a very important piece of that conversation is missing. What are we doing with our boys? How are we raising them to stop…

The “Mommy Tax”

Early in their careers, most women walk into work ready to kick ass and take names. They’re eager, ambitious, enthusiastic, and willing to work hard. And then something happens. Slowly, but surely, many women begin to downsize their ambition. They start to question whether advancement is really something they want; if the trade offs are…

Doing vs. Achieving

  A couple of weeks ago, my friend asked me to share my resume with her because she was applying to jobs and needed a template off of which to work. I have been using the same version of my resume for years. I’ve given it a quick refresh every now and again, but no…

Asking For What You Want

Women hear all the time that they have to ask for what they want. This is good advice. Too often women think that by keeping their heads down and working hard, their contributions will be recognized and rewarded all on their own. But, this just isn’t the case. If you want a promotion, you should…

Becoming a Yes Woman

We’ve all heard of the “yes man.” This is the person who doesn’t say no to anything and is usually thought to be a pushover. Nobody seeks out to be a yes man. But over the last year, I’ve decided to flip the script a bit and have worked hard on becoming a “yes woman.”…

Why I Didn’t Miss My Son While I Was On Vacation

Ok. That was a lie. I totally missed my son. A lot. BUT, I don’t regret leaving him behind with his grandparents while my husband and I traveled through California and Mexico for 10 glorious, sunny days. If you’re a mom, and especially if you have young children, you probably feel hesitant to travel without…

Friday Spotlight: Wonder Woman

If you’re not living under a rock, you know that the Wonder Woman movie has been busting box office records and garnering critical praise. I haven’t seen it, but if the reviews are any indication, this is one to see on the big screen. What makes Wonder Woman special and unique among super hero movies…

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

  A few months ago, I read The Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett. In it, she describes the various difficulties and biases women face in the workplace and provides strategies to help women effectively navigate and overcome these challenges. If you haven’t read it, it’s a quick, yet informative read. And it helps that…

Stop. Breathe. Reboot.

The last few weeks have been a bit of a bummer for me. I stopped working out and started eating poorly. I stopped writing. I let work pile up and missed silly details that should have been easy to catch. I haven’t read anything for fun. I just haven’t been able to ¬†get it together….