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Jennifer Tress
Jennifer Tress is an independent consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 companies, global non-profits and the U.S. federal government. She is a writer who has published in anthologies and magazines and recently completed her first memoir, You’re Not Pretty Enough.

Entries by Jennifer Tress

When Will We Stop Asking If We're Enough?

(13) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 9:32 AM

People are either drawn to words like "authentic," "vulnerable" or "body positivity," or they are put off by them. I used to be in the latter camp, rolling my eyes at what I deemed new-agey talk.

My friends and I would goof on talk like that over drinks. "Not...

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Chris Brown's Female Problem

(62) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 10:37 AM

You know what they say about opinions and assholes, right?

Well, there are a whole lot of both flying around since Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account over the weekend after a brief, vulgar exchange with comedian Jenny Johnson that went down like this [jump here for...

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Why I'm Still Watching The Newsroom

(83) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 10:53 AM

There is a significant amount of criticism aimed at HBO's The Newsroom, and I agree with much of it. I wanted the show to be subtler, like Mad Men, with anchorman Will McAvoy at the heart as a conflicted soul whose every move not only reveals,...

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When I Grow Up, I Want to Be ... Don Draper's Mother-in-Law?

(31) Comments | Posted May 4, 2012 | 1:26 PM

When I grow up, I want to be Julia Ormond. Not the unsatisfied booze-swilling mother-in-law to Don Draper character she plays on Mad Men (who performs a blowie on a Sterling Cooper colleague -- shield your eyes Sally!) but the woman herself. A woman who appears comfortable in her own...

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How Foosball, Pool and Muay Thai Helped Me Deal With Difficult Personalities (Including My Own)

(0) Comments | Posted March 30, 2012 | 7:00 PM

There's a sweet exhilaration associated with the moment you first realize something you really like has intersected with something you're good at. I imagine artists or athletes have these moments more often than most, but mine? It was with foosball. The first time I hit a tight, whip-fast shot into...

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A Management Consultant's Assessment of Showtime's House of Lies

(1) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 9:09 AM

At the beginning of the first season of House of Lies, Marty Kaan's father asks him, "Since when is management consulting a real job?" Kaan (played by Don Cheadle) responds: "Since it pays seven figures a year." That's a pretty serious exaggeration for 95 percent of the consultants...

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