Women’s Issues & Social Causes

#MeToo

This week was one I won’t soon forget. It was a simple hashtag that swept the internet – it could be seen on every social media platform, across a huge span of women and some men: #Metoo. The movement was started by Alyssa Milano, who asked women on Twitter to tweet “Me too” if they’d […]

Charlottesville, White Supremacy, and the Action We Must Take

I’m hitting “publish” on this later than I intended to. I have been writing, reading, and rewriting this post over the past week before finally letting go of “getting the words right” and instead letting them flow, unfiltered, from my heart. After the horror that unfolded in Charlottesville, I’m reminded of the lesson I learn over […]

Entrepreneurship is the New Women’s Movement

Back in January I started working on a little piece about the growing movement of women starting businesses. That “little” piece kept growing as I gathered more stats and quotes and listened to women entrepreneurs from all over the place tell me their stories following the release of my book. Forbes published the piece on […]

Reframing Equal Pay Day: ASK for What You’re Worth

In case you haven’t heard, today, April 17, is Equal Pay Day. Why the 17th of April? It’s based on a calculation women would have to work until today to earn what their male counterparts did in 2011. Depending on which media outlets you visit, you’ll hear several contrasting opinions on Equal Pay Day. Kristin […]

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg: Where Are the Women?

Dear Mr. Zuckerberg, Congratulations are definitely in order. That S-1 filing for Facebook’s IPO was filled with impressive numbers: $3.7 billion in revenue last year, $1 billion in earnings, and $3.9 billion in the bank account. There was one number that really caught my eye though: Zero. Zero is the number of women listed on […]

What Does it Mean to Succeed?

In high school, my classmates voted me “Most Likely to Succeed,” an honor that, seven years later, still provides a confidence boost I am grateful for. A subsequent conversation with a college classmate, however, left me wondering what my high school peers – or anyone, for that matter – meant when they predicted that I […]

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Has the Right To Be Seen

Hillary Clinton disappeared from one of the most historic scenes in recent American history and most people would not know it happened. Editors of the Hasidic weekly Der Tzitung photoshopped the US Secretary of State and another woman out of the scene in which Mrs. Clinton, seated near President Obama, was watching the progress of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden.