Category: Visionistas


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

April 22nd, 2014 — 12:20pm
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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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Treat Your Job As If It Was Your Own Company

March 5th, 2014 — 1:55pm
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Today some perspective from the mentors at one of my 7x7 Mentoring Salons. The topic was staring up and staring over...when you have an idea, a passion project...at what point do you quit your job to pursue it full time and how do you know you are up for it?   If you're giving a 120% to what you're doing, then you can run your own company. Whatever job I was in, I was always giving 120%. And ... keep reading...

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Mentor Monday: 7×7 Alum Shares Advice on Selling A Business

May 13th, 2013 — 12:26pm

A few weeks ago Bernstein Global Wealth Management sponsored a 7x7 Mentoring Salon on entrepreneurship. With host Jeyran Ghara, a financial advisor at Bernstein, and lead mentors Stephanie Torosian, Senior Investment Planning Analyst and Joanne Wilson, Gotham Gal blogger and WEF co-founder and angel investor, we had plenty of hindsight and foresight to help female entrepreneurs take the next step in building a successful startup. In addition to a glorious view of Central Park, Bernstein also provided excellent ... keep reading...

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Getting Paid What You Are Worth…Are Undervaluing Yourself?

May 8th, 2013 — 12:30pm

  From the stats showing women don’t negotiate as well as men to the reality that we still don’t get equal pay, the fact is women have to get better at asking for money….their own money   At one of my 7x7 Mentoring Salons we put the question on the table:   Q. How do you price your product / services?   A. More than you probably are now.   “The more you charge, the more they respect you. A client thought the ... keep reading...

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The Apology You Should Never Make

April 22nd, 2013 — 12:55pm

  A 40-something recently submitted a great reminder for women 20-someting and older alike. We hear so much about women stepping up to the table and speaking their mind. When you do, don't apologize for being there! Her missive to young women: ~ I was recently at a pitch summit where 11 start ups founded by women pitched to our investment group.  They were spectacular and inspiring.  I was also struck by how apologetic they were. They apologized ... keep reading...

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High-Five Your Failure

March 4th, 2013 — 1:56pm

  I have been reading The Startup Playbook by David Kidder and I loved this excerpt about Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx and youngest self-made female billionaire. What a wondeful lesson her father taught her and perhaps one that is never too late to learn. This week focus start asking yourself, "What did I fail at?"   When I was growing up, my father would encourage my brother and me to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ... keep reading...

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