What's Your Number?

As a woman of wall street this is a question I've fielded several thousand times from headhunters and managers alike.  In a formal meeting, after a fancy lunch where I dazzled the prospective manager with my trading and TCA* knowledge and hit all the pointss to prove to  him that hiring me would not only make him look like a genius, but make his team stronger I was hit with the question we all long to hear..................more

My Dirty Little Secret

Although I have a passion for my work, I still sometimes walk around feeling like I have a dirty little secret. And I want to let it out.It took me almost twenty- five years to truly love my work.Here’s the story....more

Saying goodbye to Sac State

I found a parking spot without circling. The elevator was waiting on the first floor. My flip flops echoed in the deserted hallway. A few days after graduation and I found Sac State in full mellow summer mode this afternoon....more

5 Tips I Wish Someone Had Told Me at Graduation

Over the weekend, I attended Sacramento State's Arts and Letters graduation ceremony. It was my first time on the faculty side and it surprised me how much fun I had watching so many of my students walk across the stage.I loved that the Communication Studies faculty lined the center aisle and shook hands and/or hugged every one of our graduates. (Next time, I might implement a High-Five policy because my hand is still sore from hundreds of shakes.)...more
@hazzeltoz I would love, love, love that!more

The Five Most Important Career Lessons I've Learned Since Leaving Corporate America

Leaving the corporate world to go out on my own was a life changing experience. I remain grateful to all the mentors I had the pleasure of working with during my time in a traditional role, as their guidance has proven to be invaluable. My corporate experience also has undoubtedly excelled me in all of my independent ventures. Over the last two years I’ve gained some instrumental knowledge, but have also faced some harsh realities that come along with being an entrepreneur or an independent contractor.  ...more

In Conversation with Lynda Decker, CEO of Decker Design & Summer Surfer

 In Conversation With is a series of interviews with prominent women that inspire, motivate, and intrigue me. These interviews originally appeared on SharpHeels.CEO & Summer Surfer – Lynda Decker...more

Birthday on a Budget

Shhh, this is a secret post....more

Well, my not-a-party-planner self hosted another shower…

Party planning isn’t really my forte. I see people on the interwebs who spend days prepping for elaborate themed parties, and while I am in awe, it’s sort of hard for me to fathom. I think some people do that sort of thing because they just love every minute of it, and I totally respect that ....more

$5 Shorts, Tees, Flip Flops and Sunglasses at Carters

Select shorts, tees, rompers, bodysuits, flip flops, and sunglasses are just $5 at Carters online right now during their Doorbuster deal. That’s 50% to 69% off for included clothing items! Summer items are up to 50% off, too ....more