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Are you Ready to Ban Bossy?

There has been quite a bit of buzz around LeanIn.org and the Girl Scouts of the USA’s public service campaign Ban Bossy. In full disclosure, I am a CEO of one of the Girl Scout councils. As you can imagine, the opinions range from supporting a ban on […]

Women in Leadership Speak Up

Forbes magazine published an article that talked about how women receive conflicting messages in the workplace.  The article gives examples of conflicting messages like, “speak up but don’t be pushy” or “lead with confidence but don’t contradict your boss.” With all these unspoken codes, it’s any wonder that […]

What About the Children

I recently completed an alarming but beneficial training on how to identify child sexual abuse.  The organization is D2L and their mission is to “To Empower People to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse.” I walked away from that training with these words ringing in my ear. Who is listening […]

With Your Help I Can Do It

In the business world, it is not uncommon to hear employees who work in a leadership capacity discuss mentors who were significant in helping them build their careers. They identified their career goals and were coached on not only what job opportunities to consider, but how to navigate […]

A Season of Giving

The holiday season is right around the corner and I am reminded of Andy Williams’ song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  Great food, good conversation, and spending much needed time with family and friends makes this time of year wonderful.  Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I […]

Let’s Show Them the Way

In looking at this month’s calendar, October has a lot of nationally recognized days. While they are all very important causes, I would like to talk about domestic violence awareness month. Historically, domestic violence was widely known to impact women and men, but we are seeing increased abuse against […]

Are you prepared?

Have you been in a situation where you’ve honed your craft for years and kept asking yourself, when will my time come?  Everyone else is being recognized while you wait silently for your chance. I think we’ve all experienced these feelings at some time in our lives. The […]

Benefits of Outdoor Activity

With summer right around the corner, I’m instantly reminded of my childhood and the endless hours I spent outdoors with friends.  We played all the traditional outdoor games like hopscotch, double dutch or jacks. We also were known to make up new games to pass the time.  We […]

Are you MISS Represented?

I recently had the pleasure of participating on a panel discussion about the documentary, MISS Representation. The documentary produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom talks about how women are portrayed in the media.  A secondary message in the movie talked about the lack of female leadership in key roles […]