Feminist Valor

Here's a news flash: lots of really successful people, male and female, get canned for reasons unbeknownst to the outside world. It's an 'at will' world. No one is guaranteed a job except that last, ancient tenured professor being nibbled to death by 'at will' adjuncts....more

The "Bossy" Debate

Read The Whole Story Here.There has been a lot of chatter recently concerning using the word "bossy" when describing a young girl's behavior. The specific quote being talked about comes from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg,“I want every little girl who’s told she’s bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills.”...more

Sheryl Sandberg made me cry at #Blogher13

The Saturday morning keynote breakfast with Sheryl Sandberg was THE #BlogHer13 agenda item I was most looking forward to.  I am a huge fan of Ms. Sandberg, and her book “Lean In”was inspirational and motivational for me.  As a woman, especially a single mother, I wanted to feel that it was okay to WANT.To WANT to be successful at something in addition to being a mother....more
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VIDEO: Relive a Little of BlogHer '13 with Our Videos, Now Live!

Happy Friday! Our BlogHer '13 official conference videos are live! We know that both those who attended and those who couldn't make it love to watch these, so we're thrilled to put them here for your viewing pleasure! Would you like to relive a little of BlogHer '13 with me? Okay, let's go. ...more
@Mediamum Phew, thanks for the catch!more

10 Things I Learned at BlogHer '13

I got back home late Saturday night after three whirlwind days in Chicago where I saw none of the city, other than the fabulous view outside my hotel window, but did have a front row seat to dozens of amazing and inspiring speakers at BlogHer13. Herewith, a report of what I now know: ...more
Excellent lessons! Especially no. 10. It would be easy to be completely intimidated by the ...more

What I Heard Sheryl Sandberg Say at BlogHer '13

One of the challenges of our instant-expert culture (or instant-shallow, depending on how you look at it) is that almost every message turns into a whisper-down-the-lane game. As an idea or event gets amplified, it loses all its complexity, often becoming a cartoon character of itself: the bigger it gets, the less dimension it has. ...more
@D. A. Wolf So true, this: "May we wall stop buying into the soundbite." But it's so HARD not to ...more

On how not to make it out of your daily commute alive and why I'm very passionate about Facebook's management.

So today I had a conversation with a man on the train who begged me to punch him in the face....more
I totally do this on random occassions too!  Don't feel bad.  There are others out there just ...more

Sheryl Sandberg's Most Important Words

"Success for me is that if my son chooses to be a stay-at-home parent, he is cheered on for that decision. And if my daughter chooses to work outside the home and is successful, she is cheered on and supported."  Sheryl Sandberg, NPR's Morning Edition, March 11, 2013. ...more
"You can lean in all you want - but if you don't have anything to lean on, you'll just fall ...more

Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer: "Lean In" and Get Your Butt to the Office!

Lean in! Take charge! No fear! Out with flex-time! In with face time! ...more
Women who want to work, have a family and basically have it all are caught between a rock and a ...more

Stop! Don’t Listen to Advice that Women Can Plan Our Way to Worklife Fit

I am so fed up with advice from people telling women that if they just make the right personal choices at the right time in the right order then there is no problem fitting career, marriage, and kids into our lives. ...more