'Leaning in' is not a constant state of being, but one that ebbs and flows with the other elements of our lives.
And to young women who are starting out their careers with high hopes and big ambitions, I would say: absolutely ask for the promotion, get the raise, go out and build the start-up.
Women can disagree with one another without tearing each other down. How do we know? Because it happens all the time!
The very best leaders are passionate about making a difference. This is true whether they are leading a global organization, a small business, a team or a family.
Think of social media as your job search ninja sidekick. It doesn't do ALL the work, but if you give direction to and take advantage of its presence, it may just sneak in and make your job a whole lot easier.
We are constantly measuring the success of women by their salaries and their occupancy of c-suites compared to men. But is that all there is for women? For any of us?
BeyondCurious recently had a new addition to our team: the fabulous Sheila Darcey. Since Sheila has such a fresh perspective on what it's like working at a startup, I wanted to get her thoughts on her first 30 days.
Given the statistical reality that women live longer and earn less than men over the course of their lifetime, it vital that we both develop a clear strategy for a comfortable retirement and take action on it.
Intelligence and concern for others often go hand in hand. This doesn't mean it's wise to give away the farm. The key is to use our brainpower to make sure that our contributions to others don't come at the expense of our own interests.
By picking the best information, learning from it, and applying it, you will be far ahead of the people who fritter away their lives reading yet another article about Facebook, yet doing nothing.
I got a good education and was offered great job opportunities. But what happens when you find yourself doing everything you were told to do and achieving the American Dream only to discover that what you're doing doesn't challenge, excite or fulfill you in the ways you expected?
If the motivation is anything less than, "I just can't not do it," you might want to think twice because times will get tough. Here are five other things I've learned in the first six months of building a company.
Bill Treasurer is one of my favorite business authors - not just because his books are good - but because he reminds me of the Wizard of Oz - his work always offers three important elements: brains, heart, and courage.
Your language is a huge part of your branding, and it is one of the areas where you can be most transparent and authentic with your audience. So, why are you playing safe and holding back?
It's important for younger women to see that success does not prevent mental health issues and that mental health issues do not prohibit success.
Will we ever return to the more care-free years of consumption? It remains to be seen, but for now, this is the way America lives.