Category: Career

Three Gifts for a 20-Something

September 14th, 2014 — 12:12pm
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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.  If you don't know exactly what you want to be when you're 21, it’s okay. You have ... keep reading...

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Bonding, Brunch for Dinner and 8 Great Insights

September 10th, 2014 — 2:54am
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Last Thursday I spoke at the Women Who Brunch Anniversary Party. Women Who Brunch is a fantastic group founded by two food lovers who couldn't think of anything better than building a community of women who bond over brunch -- supporting and learning from each other. Every month Nicole Monahan and Megan Frantz host a brunch and curate a discussion with a speaker to learn valuable lessons and insights from amazing women. Last week, they celebrated their one year mark with ... keep reading...

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40 Over 40 Vision…What I Know Now

August 19th, 2014 — 12:35pm
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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...

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When Is It the Right Time To Move On…7×7 Mentors Answer

July 30th, 2014 — 4:13am
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Today I'm sharing another edition in the series of posts based on a 7×7 Mentoring Salon I did for SMW. It’s where seven up and coming entrepreneurs pose a question to seven experienced leaders. While the session was focused on entrepreneurism, the issues facing these 20-somethings are similar to those many women today. I am inspired by the honest, open and smart advice these mentors offered up. Allie Mahler is a social entrepreneur, educator and community builder ... keep reading...

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Guilty, beyond a shadow of a doubt

July 10th, 2014 — 11:45am
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I remember reading a study a few years back that asserted the age at which women reported being happiest in their lives was 33. I remember thinking “GREAT!” I have something to look forward to. Fast forward a few years and at 33, I have never been happier in my life, it’s true. A mid level professional with aspirations to grow and evolve in my career, I am also a mom to an adorable 2 ... keep reading...

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You Can’t Have It All Alone

July 4th, 2014 — 12:53pm

  There has been some debate about Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi's comment that women can't have it all. Any time a powerful woman gets asked about having it all, it becomes news. But doesn't having it all suggest having a spouse who is sharing it all as Sheryl Sandberg recommends? if women can't have it all, doesn't that mean men don't get it all either?  While I understand people complaining that men don't get asked this question, my ... keep reading...

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