Category: Career

Let’s Hear It For The Women – Starting Up & Starting Over

April 24th, 2014 — 12:20pm

Let’s hear it for the women. An infographic (click here to see:  “Too Late To Start?”) recently made the social media rounds illustrating that yes --- there is life after 35 for entrepreneurs. It features founders who launched a business after 35.  A good case to make, given the recent attention on ageism in Silicon Valley.  Unfortunately, they forgot the female founders. A conversation quickly erupted, similar to a thread last year on Quora, generating a rich list of women ... keep reading...

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What Leadership Capabilities Should I Focus On In My 20s -Part 2

April 22nd, 2014 — 12:20pm
Social Media Week

I am doing a series of posts based on the 7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW in February. For this session I had seven up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs pose a question to seven experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. Over the next few weeks I will share the seven questions asked and the mentors answers. Here is Part 2 of Molly’s question on what skills you need to focus on in your twenties to help you ... keep reading...

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What Leadership Capabilities Should I Focus On In My 20s?

April 17th, 2014 — 3:03am
Social Media Week

At the  7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW 7 up-and-coming professionals / entrepreneurs posed their burning question to 7 experienced entrepreneurs and leaders. I'm doing a series of posts sharing the answers.  Today's question focuses on skills needed to become a leader. The mentors answers are  full of wisdom. I will share half today and the other half next week. Molly’s Question:  What is the best leadership capability that I should work on developing early in ... keep reading...

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What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then

April 15th, 2014 — 11:05am

Quitter: a person who gives up easily or does not have the courage or determination to finish a task. Ouch, online dictionary! How ‘bout this instead: Quitter: a person who is brave enough to know that a situation is unhealthy and has the courage to move on to something better. Now that’s more like it, with some explanation of course... Transition can sure feel like failure, because you’re making a conscious decision to leave something behind in favor of ... keep reading...

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Celebrating Lifelong Innovation…Who Inspires You?

April 8th, 2014 — 12:48pm
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Yesterday we launched the 2nd annual list of 40 Women to Watch Over 40. This list celebrates women over 40 who are disruptors, role models and innovators, creating momentum and changing the world.  My co-creator, Whitney Johnson, and I wanted to inspire "under-the-radar" 40-something female innovators to persist while motivating women in their in their 20s and 30s to see new possibilities.   The message that many women share at 40:20 Vision is that you have reset ... keep reading...

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5 Lessons Learned on Pitching from Industry Leaders

April 4th, 2014 — 12:31am
Social Media Week

I had a great time hosting a 7x7 Mentoring Salon for SMW in February. I’m just now catching up with the video, which you can see here. See the panel profiles here. 7x7 Mentoring Salons give people actionable advice to advance their career. I get together seven experienced leaders and seven up-and-coming professionals/entrepreneurs for a chance to have an advisory panel. Over the next few weeks I will share the seven questions asked and the mentors answers . The first ... keep reading...

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