What You Need To Know About Lasting Friendships …Now

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I still count many friends from high-school and college in my circle. Then there are friends from my 20s and 30 and now…new friendships formed in my 40s. There are three things I have learned about being a good friend:  listen, listen, listen. Then...accept that a friend can be amazing for some things you need, but you can’t expect them to fulfill all your needs! As you get older you realize there are ebbs and flows. When ... keep reading...

40 Over 40 Vision…What I Know Now

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In addition to 40:20 Vision, I co-created 40 Women to Watch Over 40. This year's honorees are each a role model in their own right. Our interview series with the winners is full of 40:20 wisdom. Today I'm sharing some advice from Wendy Clark, President – Sparkling Brands and Strategic Marketing, Coca-Cola North America. 40 Over 40 Asks: 6  Questions with Wendy Clark Who has been a valuable mentor or sponsor? So many mentors and counselors in my journey. At GSD&M, ... keep reading...

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (179)

  Every time I interview a 40-something woman for 40:20 Vision I ask them what three “gifts” would they give a 20-something if they were a “Forty-Godmother”. In essence, three things to help you get a head start on perspective and gain the confidence you need to make decisions that are right for you. No more woulda, coulda, shoulda. ~ 1. You should follow whatever it is in you that doesn't fit it with the crowd when  you ... keep reading...

One Cycle You Have to Avoid In Your 20s

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              My 20s were all about what I didn’t have, what I could have, what I needed to have. And now it is more about 'wow, I’m so lucky'. I constantly feel grateful for what I do have and it gives me such a different view on life. I wish I had believed more in my strengths. The world can be a competitive place so there is always someone who doing more…someone who is prettier, thinner, smarter, wealthier. It’s very easy ... keep reading...

Three Gifts for a 20-Something (178)

  This week's 3 wishes for a 20-something I took away from an amazing event I attended yesterday…the She's The First Summit.  She's the First is a millennial founded non-profit that sends girls in underdeveloped countries to be the first woman in their family to go to graduate from secondary school…creating next generation leaders and economic growth. Tammy Tibbetts started this charity on her own and has grown primarily through leveraging the power Millennials and students have to end global poverty–"one small ... keep reading...

Don’t Live By The Clock Ticking…Live By Your Heart Beating

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Dear 20-somethings, Don’t lie about your age. No good comes from it. I always got the sense that the whole “40 is the new 20” thing was because a lot more women used to lie about their age. So when a 50-year-old said she was 40 –that’s what our perception of 40 was. But when Demi Moore said I am 40…everyone started saying hey – look what 40 looks like. Of course she may have had ... keep reading...