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Female Empowerment

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Abusive behavior is one of the reasons women physicians are traumatized in our current healthcare system. Hold your head up high, stand your ground, and never apologize for being a woman.

Machines Network. Human Beings Talk.

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Jocelyn Greenky

For humans, networking is actually just chatting -- having a simple, meaningful conversation that creates a hum between two people.

The Unstoppable Power of the Worthy Woman

Natalie Ann Taggart | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Natalie Ann Taggart

In my work with women, I see one common over and over and over again. Worthiness. We don't actually believe we are worthy of what we want. We settle, ...

Why I Stopped Trying to Join the Boys Club

Jodie Matthews | Posted 01.25.2016 | Women
Jodie Matthews

Why not me? Just because I'm a woman and I may have children in the future, am I not worthy of a senior management position? Am I not worthy of managing staff? Am I not worthy of a large salary just like my male counterparts?

7 Business Lessons for Spiritual Solo-Entrepreneurs To Avoid Losing Your Savings Account

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 01.18.2016 | Women
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Have you been percolating with an inspiring vision to make the world a better place using your knowledge, skills, wisdom and passion? You finally made the decision to quit your soul-sucking job (aka steady paycheck) and join the freedom and flexibility of being an entrepreneur.

From Hate to Hope: A Roadmap for 2016

Susan M. Blaustein | Posted 01.05.2016 | Women
Susan M. Blaustein

The year closed in an epidemic of fear and displacement. Fear of terror, of violence, of speaking up, of being gunned down -- in church, in the street, in a park, at an office party, in one's own home. Displacement, due to barrel bombs and cluster bombs, terrorist thuggery and the very real threats on multiple continents from dictators clinging to power.

Big Girl Pants

Julie Pham | Posted 01.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Julie Pham

I am 28 years old and this is the first time in my life that I can proudly proclaim that I am a woman. Ever since I turned 18 I tried to be an adult...

Mentorship: The Best Gift to Give and Receive This Holiday Season

Shelley Zalis | Posted 12.29.2015 | Business
Shelley Zalis

As you find yourself in a sea of holiday lights, making toasts at cocktail parties, and exchanging warm sentiments, I encourage you to share a gift that has far more intrinsic value than any other. Give the gift of mentorship, or ask someone you admire to mentor you.

What I Learned Working at a Strip Club

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 12.18.2015 | Women
Danielle Campoamor

I first started working at the strip club as a waitress. My "interview" was me walking into a cluttered manager's office, on the top floor of a downtown club. The manager took one look at me and then called a different manager of another club to tell him "I have a beautiful girl for you that will be dancing in no time."

An Interview with James Suriano on His Debut Science Fiction Novel, Inbiotic

Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque | Posted 12.08.2015 | Books
Catalina Sofia Dansberger Duque

Right now you are reading this article on one of a myriad of technology devices that have become almost indispensable to our everyday living. While...

4 Cliche Quotes Women Need to Stop Using

Penny Phillips | Posted 12.07.2015 | Women
Penny Phillips

I am about to commit a sin of epic proportions. What I am about to say will certainly outcast me, and could very well land me in prison...or, at a minimum, on the black list of every child born between the years 2005 and 2012.

The Opportunity Gap: The Dirty Secret About the Small Inequities Holding Women Back

Linda L. Addison | Posted 11.09.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

Gender imbalance is detrimental not only to women -- but also to companies. The business case for gender equity has never been stronger, with numerous studies demonstrating that diverse teams result in better decision-making and stronger financial results.

Techniques for Planning Customer Strategy from Themis, the Sales Goddess of Order

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 10.27.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

Knowing your strengths and then leading with them will help you fortify all of the other components of the process by understanding which competencies to shore up by teaming up with other behavioral types' techniques. For many of the behavioral types that you might see in the business world, I describe Greek Goddesses as metaphorical female business archetypes.

7 Qualities of Successful Friendships

Kali Rogers | Posted 10.20.2015 | Women
Kali Rogers

It's time to make sure our friendships are as healthy as they can be, because these are the relationships that help shape us into the strong and independent women we are today. Here are seven qualities of truly successful friendships.

5 Ways to Assess the Needs of Your Customer From the Greek Goddess Demeter, The Primordial Mother

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

We have spent years being indoctrinated into believing that fitting into a male mold is the path to success, and have therefore learned how to fit in. Research suggests that finding your unique voice and authentic self is the best path to success. Finding your true self, however, is not as easy as it seems.

5 Ways To Overcome Self-Sabotaging Tendencies

Shauna Mackenzie | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Shauna Mackenzie

Eventually, you're going to have to make the leap. It's better to do it quick, like ripping a band aid. It is my personal belief that people are rewarded when they take the risk to put themselves out there. Blind faith comes with the territory of being an entrepreneur.

Dating With Eyes WIDE Open

Kristen Brown | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

A healthy, reciprocal relationship requires a healthy you. By dating with eyes wide open, you are being given the perfect space to practice honoring yourself each and every time an opportunity arises. This is how we cultivate self-worth and this is how we attract our ideal mate!

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

Women in Business: Tales From Hecate, The Goddess of Magic

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

I have always been enthralled with how the various aspects of any sales process align with the behavioral strengths that women in business naturally have. Those behavioral types manifest themselves universally in business.

Mending Our Body Image: A Win for Our Daughters, Our Mothers, Our Culture and Ourselves

Jesua | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

I brought my beautiful girl, Arayla (10.5) with me to Ecstatic Dance in Oakland today, for the first time in a couple of years, as it's often one of...

The Sales Goddesses Guide to Closing the Sale

Rena Cohen-First | Posted 09.24.2015 | Women
Rena Cohen-First

The next time you enter into this crucial step of the sales process, think about which style is most fitting for you. Know that you too are a powerful Sales Goddess.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

Let's Talk About Free Bleeding and Girl Power

Hulya Aksu | Posted 09.08.2015 | Women
Hulya Aksu

I still maintain that it's pretty gross to free-bleed while running a marathon, but I understand better now that this is largely Ms. Gandhi's point -- maybe it's gross, but who cares? It's just part of bodies, and it isn't a big deal. Women and especially young girls don't deserve to be shamed.

How Naked Yoga Enlightened Me

Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D. | Posted 09.04.2015 | Fifty
Sandra LaMorgese Ph.D.

One question haunted me for days leading up to my first nude yoga class. At work, as I ran errands, and as I fell asleep at night, this one absolutely crucial question bounced endlessly around inside my head: Do I put my yoga mat at the front of the class, or at the back of the class?

In Defense of Spray Tanning and Loving Yourself

Reilly Wieland | Posted 08.26.2015 | Women
Reilly Wieland

Recently, I did one thing that it seems that millennial women hate to admit: I got a spray tan. I came into this whole process with the idea that I was going to be able to laugh at myself for getting a spray tan. I really wanted to believe that I was above it.