The Benefits of Paternity Leave Are for Everyone

When I had my son 3 years ago, I was nervous about a million things. Thankfully, my job wasn't one of them. My company had a good parental leave policy, and I was able to take off 13 weeks to be with my baby, all of which were 100% paid. Even better? My husband's company…

Don’t Compare Your Hustle to Their Highlight Reel

I'm a regular listener of the podcast, The Lady Gang, and they often repeat a phrase that I've found myself thinking a lot about recently - "Don't compare your hustle to their highlight reel." We live in an Instagram world where people post beautiful photos of their fabulous lives - their exotic vacations, their thoughtful,…

The Way You Speak to Yourself Matters

  A couple of weeks ago, I attended a conference for high school girls. The idea was to bring these girls together and help them to start developing their leadership skills through exercises designed to build up their confidence, explore their visions for the future and set concrete goals for themselves. As you can imagine,…

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See

There is an expression that says, "You cannot be what you cannot see." I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Images are powerful, and every day, we are bombarded with hundreds of them on television, the internet, books, magazines, and billboards. The images we see can have a huge effect on us. They can…

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women's Day. It's a day to honor the achievements of women around the world and reaffirm our commitment to fighting for gender equality. If you are looking for ways to commemorate this day, below are some ways you can make a difference: If you see a lack of female participation at…

Attention Leaders: Your Employees are Watching You

You are probably familiar with the expression, "Do as I say, not as I do." I know I've subscribed to this philosophy a time or two, especially since becoming a parent. But, I've also come across this style of leadership many times in the workplace. I've had senior leaders who talk a good game when…