Open Your Mouth, Heal Your Soul

A few weeks ago I witnessed some of the most powerful women I’d ever seen on stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Along with 350 others, I had the honor to watch souls heal in front of my eyes, all through the personal power of their voice.The event was sparked by an unusual collaboration of arts and social service nonprofits creating the opportunity for fifteen women recovering from abuse, addiction and poverty that so many of us can’t even imagine. Clients of N Street Village, the Theater Lab and the Kennedy Center came together to produce 90 minutes of soul-wrenching monologues woven together with short plays that, together, told the hopeful story of recovery and strength....more

Why Does Being Politically Correct Mean the Loss of Common Sense?

Remember when we were young and our imaginations let us be anyone, say anything, go anywhere? We held an altruistic view of life. We played Hide-and-Seek. Tag. Used crayons more than pencils. We jumped on the furniture and clung to walls so we wouldn't get burned by the floor that had become lava in our minds. The only dangers were those we chose to create....more
I've been wondering myself why people can't "agree to disagree" and move on. more

The Woman Effect: Women + Business = Success

 You know how we all think we’re not enough? We’re not enough for our kids, for our businesses or for ourselves? Well, turn that old narrative off in your head because guess what? Even though so many of us think we’re not enough, hard cold facts – facts that demonstrate how women in business leadership build thriving companies -- say that you are!  ...more
Women in general make much better leaders than men. I know from my personal experience.more

Change Leadership: Maximizing your ROL (Return on Luck)

Sure, sometimes you’re the lucky recipient of spontaneous innovation, but according to business gurus, consistently good innovators actually have strategies for leveraging luck (the good and the bad) when it trips across their paths....more

Are You A Leader?

Most of us have a clear image of a leader. Strong. Smart. Confident. “In Charge of insert-something-important-usually-having-to-do-with-power-or-money-here”....more

The Girl Effect Is Everywhere

If you haven’t seen this video, watch it. Go ahead. I’ll wait. It’s amazing and inspiring....more

Forget The Gender Debate – Let’s Transform The System

Ladies, why are we waiting for The System to recognize the overwhelming evidence that companies with women in leadership outperform those without?...more

Forget The Gender Debate

Ladies, why are we waiting for The System to recognize the overwhelming evidence that companies with women in leadership outperform those without? Corporate America is rife with women’s leadership development programs and excellent ideas about how to help women advance, but it’s not happening. ...more

What Is Personal Power?

This is the first post in the Take Back Your Power series of posts....more