Thoughts on Diversity in the Tech Industry... From a Black Computer Scientist

Let's be clear about one thing from the start: I'm a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science. No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I've been "leaning in" since birth.This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming. I wasn't sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words. Then I wasn't even sure if I should say anything at all, since it may ruffle some feathers. In the end, I didn't care. Some things need to be said. Most people think it, but few say it. I'll take one for the team....more
Thank you. Without question the first time I've been so compelled to post.   I'm a ...more

Do You Know I'm Glad Now That You Fired Me?

As seen on the Huffington Post: “Today will be your last day.”These words randomly emerged from the recesses of my memory the other night....more
Dr Curly Rita Arens My sentiments exactly.more

Dear President Obama: What About Parents Who Stay Home?

[Editor's Note: This post has been updated as of 2:15 pm CT 1/22/2014. The author would like to clarify that she is not asking for a childcare tax credit for parents that stay at home. She believes increasing the dependent deduction by $3,000 instead would benefit more families in America.] So I watched the State of the Union address last night with my husband. It is a miracle I made it over half of the way through as most years I bail after 10 minutes....more
OH!!  A video all about this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Me9yrREXOj4more

Coffee Break: The Side Eye At Work

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Work It: Patterned Sweatshirt

Patterned Sweatshirt – $34.95 – Photo credit: hm.com We’re having a snow day on this side of the blogosphere, and speaking of snow, cold, and battling the elements, I picked this patterned sweatshirt from H&M. Loving the winter white canvas of this jersey sweatshirt, adorned with a funky, yet classic, pattern. Loving the price too, at $34.95! ...more

Good Managers Vs. Bad Managers (Infographic)

So what do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! ...more

Thoughts on Diversity in the Tech Industry... From a Black Computer Scientist

Let's be clear about one thing from the start: I'm a Black female with a Ph.D. in computer science. No shade, Sheryl Sandberg, but I've been "leaning in" since birth.This topic (and blog post) has been a long time coming. I wasn't sure, at first, how to best put my thoughts to words. Then I wasn't even sure if I should say anything at all, since it may ruffle some feathers. In the end, I didn't care. Some things need to be said. Most people think it, but few say it. I'll take one for the team....more
Thank you. Without question the first time I've been so compelled to post.   I'm a ...more

The Apocalypse

So New York was supposed to have a huge snow storm, and people were lining up in droves buying everything on the shelves at the grocery/liquor/hardware stores. It makes me think about the resources we spend stocking up...more

Book Review: O.M.G. Official Money Guide for Teenagers Book

The O.M.G. Official Money Guide for Teenagers Book is a short and very concise book that introduces teenagers to a wide variety of financial concepts including budgeting, emergency funds, debt, credit cards, inflation, investing, protecting your identity and insurance. It reads somewhat like a comic book. It’s a very small book with few pages and lots of bright graphics to help explain concepts in ways that are easy to understand ....more

5 things leaders wanting to be powerful gotta do

Getting your leadership practices just right is like, for those who have been to Maui, traveling the road to Hana. It’s not a singular destination. Rather, it’s a journey where the mix of managing from the head and leading from the heart is always in active play ....more

The Stereotyped Communications Professional

This is a message for communications professionals (and majors) and those who stereotype them.It wasn’t until long after I graduated college that I learned just how stigmatized “the Communications Major” is, in this society. (A Google search of “Communications major stereotypes” yields almost one million results, complete with videos and commentary suggesting just how worthless Comm majors are)....more

High Chair Deals: 4 Under $100

Check out these four Graco high chair deals at Amazon. Add them to cart and you’ll see an extra 20% off the product price at checkout. Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System, Winslet: 34% off at $124.99 ....more

$2.88, $4.88, $6.88 and $8.88 Deals at Crazy 8 Today Only

Don’t miss the $2.88, $4.88, $6.88 and $8.88 deals on already marked-down tees, sweaters and more today only at Crazy 8 online. I’m seeing girls’ long-sleeved tees for $2.88 Girls’ pullovers for $4.88 Boys’ and toddler boys’ microfleece pullovers for $4.88 Toddler girls’ Critter Hoodies for $6.88 Toddler boys’ and boys’ button downs and corduroy pants for $8.88 More Expect sizes to be limited, as this is a clearance sale. Free shipping when you spend $50 or more ....more