Throughout history humans we have craved a deeper connection. That's why people don't do business with companies, they do business with people. Why is it then that many businesses fail to tap into the power of this interpersonal connection?
Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was the first woman Chief of a major Native American tribe. As leader of the Florida's Seminole tribe, she brought modern medicine to her community, promoted preservation of tribal culture, and guided a bankrupt tribe to solvency.
The facts are sobering: Women still make 80% of what men do, they account for only 25% of the senior management in companies and fill less than 18% of the Board seats. The glass ceiling, while cracked, still exists. How do we break through?
There is something oh so powerful about sisterhood. The wounds that block others from seeing your inner light connects you to your soul sisters even more, because they can see the REAL you--even in your darkest moments.
My pain does not minimize your pain and your pain should not cancel mine out. Motherhood is hard. No more "but at least you have children," or "but at least they are healthy," or "but you will miss this stage."
Have you ever really thought about how terms take on new meaning over time? When I was a kid, the word "sick" actually meant sick. Today "sick" can also mean "amazing." Words and phrases evolve over time -- especially in the business world.
Few things are more comforting than knowing that someone else has been there before, has experienced what you've experienced, and can give you that beam of hope that light truly is right around the corner.
For maybe the first time ever, I feel a multitude of generations of women behind me, around me, supporting me now. And the scars we collect, these stories and tattoos, these wrinkles and grey hairs... they all have a reason.
Last Saturday night at Stanford University, I had the honor of publicly debating the world's leading anarcho-primitivist philosopher John Zerzan. As a transhumanist, I differ from Zerzan on just about every topic.