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.

Is Positive Body Image an Endangered Species?

All of us are guilty. We look in the mirror and judge our bodies. We criticize our weight, hair, teeth, nails, legs, butts, hips and lips. We conjur up hundreds of ways to improve our overall image and concern ourselves with the latest fad diets and juices promising to curb our appetites.

Chevy Volt Engineers Answer: How Do You Manage a Work/Life Balance?

Looking for work/life balance? Aren’t we all? Below are three phenomenal female engineers (and moms!) on the Chevrolet Volt team who are creating a work/life balance that works! These ladies not only play a pivotal role on the innovative new electric plug-in vehicle, but they also play an integral role in their home-life. So, we asked them: How do you balance work/life?

My Journey Out of Debt, Step #4: Debt Snowball

Once you’ve cut up your credit cards and tucked away $1000 for your mini emergency fund, you’re ready to start your debt snowball! Many financial experts dub this method “The Debt Snowball” because in the same way that a snowball rolling down hills gets bigger and rolls faster, the money available to pay off your debt begins to accumulate as each debt is paid.

100 Years of Women Empowering Women: Women Advocates to Follow on Twitter

Honoring Inspiring Women Who MADE NOISE A century ago women were rallying together, marching towards a shared vision, advocating for each other, and making a lot of noise for the right to vote. These brave noisemakers dared to dream that their daughters and daughter’s daughters would grow up in a world where women and men […]

New Goals for a New Year: Taking on 2011

As 2011 approaches the need to reflect on both the goals accomplished in 2010 and those which have not yet been accomplished is here. Here is one illustration of how to not just make goals, but plan for completion and execute using a plan and an accountability partner.

Arianna Huffington Interview

Arianna Huffington on the Purpose of Life and Who Inspires Her

I had the amazing opportunity to be in New York City for the Women: Inspiration and Enterprise Symposium in which I was recognized as one of America’s Next Inspirations, a recognition given to young women showing exceptional leadership. While I was there I had the incredible privilege to meet and interview Arianna Huffington from the […]

August 26, 2010: Women’s Equality Day

Image courtesy of Shutterstock August 26 officially marks 90 years since American women have been allowed to vote. Most anniversaries are nostalgic, with the news media hauling out newsreel footage from their archives to give viewers a glimpse of a world they barely recognize. But for women’s equality, how different are things than they were […]

Queen of Your Own Life: Interview with Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff

I just finished reading Queen of Your Own Life and I’m excited to be interviewing the authors today. Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff are highly accomplished women and best friends. Kathy is best known for playing Mimi Bobeck on The Drew Carey Show. She has appeared in several films and television shows and toured the […]