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Linda Rossetti
Linda Rossetti explores women's transition issues through her blog,, and through related research and speaking engagements. She also serves as Managing Director, Golden Seeds, LLC, an angel capital network dedicated to providing growth capital to female entrepreneurs. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and serves on a number of community and not-for-profit Boards.

Entries by Linda Rossetti


(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 10:36 AM

"If I had to do it again I wouldn't give so much energy to the down cycle," shared Cindy in an early interview for my book. She had been a researcher/scientist at a well-known bio tech company in CA. Cindy was no shrinking flower. She started out as a Ph.D....

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Getting to Done

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:53 PM

"I'm done."

It's one of the most common remarks that I hear in interviewing people about their transitions. It seems to be a psychological plateau that women reach when they cannot give any more to their current pursuit. The scholar Ph.D. student who realizes that academia isn't the place of...

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Transition: Mind the Gap

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 3:50 PM

"Please pull out a piece of paper," I asked participants at the outset of a career event that I facilitated at the Emerging Leaders Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. "Write down we're you'll be in five years," I instructed. We spent the next 20 minutes discussing what folks...

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Your Choice: Transition?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 5:51 PM

"Make the right choices now. Don't choose out of negativity," said Marion Jones, former five-time Olympic medalist and a keynote speaker at the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Her book, On the Right Track, offered insight into her incredible personal journey. I sat in the...

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Will You Join the 90 Percent ?

(1) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 12:51 PM

"There was a trigger that I ignored and I'm not really sure what that trigger was. I guess maybe boredom," shared a focus group participant. She'd been a senior marketing guru in a company for 11 years. She was one of a dozen women who I pulled together...

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