Near the end of World War II, Adm. William “Bull” Halsey of the famed Third Fleet steered directly into a typhoon, losing 790 crewmen and 146 aircraft in the Pacific. Dr. Eric Daimler, formerly an innovation fellow with the Obama White House, shared this story with me in 2017 as an illustration of the importance of trusting data. It […]
Techs and the City
I often think about how my mother raised me to become the person I am today. Not only was she a single parent, she was also an immigrant new to the country. Through her drive and dedication, my mother had the biggest impact on how I chose to spend my time. From a young age, […]
Despite a move towards personalization in almost everything in our lives, the vitamin industry has traditionally offered a few generic solutions that often do not address the needs of women. Operating in a highly competitive market, most vitamin companies are also unable to clearly distinguish themselves in the crowded pack with very little brand affinity. […]
Throughout my career, I’ve attended dozens of women’s networking events, including lunches, happy hour meet-and-greets and more. In a professional culture where women are routinely left out of March Madness pools and are also denied the same choice of employment as men or a seat at the Vice President’s table, women-only networking groups have often […]
Learn how to set the tone for how sales team should interact with one another to prevent the typical bro culture all too often found.
In a male-dominated industry, playing the part isn’t always enough. When clients make embarrassing assumptions about your age or position in the company, here’s how to deal.
The business world is changing fast, nowhere more so than in the technology sector. Workers today need both the drive and the skills to keep pace in the changing landscape. That’s especially true for women in tech, a field which remains notoriously difficult for women to succeed in. Though the issue has received more attention […]
As women, we can often feel guilty when we take the time to do something for ourselves. The nurturing aspect of our DNA seems to be set to constant concern regarding our family and those around us. When it comes to the decision of running our own businesses, I have seen female entrepreneurs worry how […]
Not too long ago, I found myself listening to Jessica Alba, actress and founder of Honest, a successful company that has brought transparency to the retail world. Alba’s company promises to tell customers the truth about where its home and baby products come from, what is in them and what their impact on the environment […]
As a female entrepreneur, I’ve experienced some challenges in the startup community in getting recognized for the value I add and in establishing the credibility necessary to further my professional development. The good news is that for every pushback I’ve gotten, there are twice as many resources now available that help me circumvent that negative […]
Giving away your power robs you of your intrinsic strength. Yet, it’s likely there are times in business when you’ve given people and circumstances power over you. Recognizing where you’ve given away your power is the first step to reclaiming it. You can own your actions and reactions and positively shift the dynamic of any given situation. Here’s a look at three ways […]