There was something peculiar about Carla as she approached me from across the room. Her gait was unsteady and she looked confused as she navigated the...
I make no apologies for the life I have chosen to live and the business dreams I have decided to reach for. I believe that women have such a wonderful instinct within them for business and do not need to apologize for wanting more in life.
So it requires some creativity to cultivate courage and express it as a woman. We all have it -- man and women -- we just need to find it and activate the power within. Here are the ways I have found to cultivate courage to lead my personal and professional endeavors.
Let's try to stop the perfection driven insanity. First, don't judge others so swiftly. Second, be more patient and flexible with yourself. Lastly, make your choices based on what really matters, on what you truly value, not what everyone else thinks is important.
Lately, I've been hearing this a lot. And it bothers me. And I think we need to talk about it. Because this isn't about someone's opinion about where to go on holiday or whether you should have spaghetti Bolognese or Chicken Kiev for dinner.
Eight years ago I finally faced up to the fact that all was not well with my beautiful 14-year-old daughter's health. She had over many months and in all reality a number of years been gradually changing her eating and exercise habits. I didn't want to see, I didn't want to name it.
When these economic elites are predominantly male -- the names of Jeb Bush's super PAC donors read like a bachelor party guest list -- this means that American public policy is disproportionately influenced by men. Decisions about whether to prioritize issues like paid sick leave, affordable child care, birth control access and equal pay are not ultimately made by the people they impact most: women.
Folks, the first-ever Women Startup Challenge just took place, and some important women-led startups really worked hard to raise money for their ventures. My team and I interviewed one of the ventures, Mina's List, about their inspiring work.
As modern women, we're swamped, run ragged; concurrently expected to look rested and be supermodel-gorgeous as a constant. Juggling motherhood, a corporate career, beauty and fitness regimen, running the household and making time for social endeavors at once? Something's got to give.
It is well known that women are more likely to invest in their communities than men, and that a developing country that invests in women advances quicker and further. What is amazing is to see this phenomena occur in a society, as I did last month in Kenya.
If you go to any toy store, the section marked for boys has sporting equipment, action figures, and race cars. The section for girls? Princess dolls and play vanity sets. What messages do we send when these are the general choices we give our kids?
All the years of my misconceptions about what other people thought of my naked body disappeared. All my scars and stretch marks that told my life story took on a badge of honor, instead of the shame game I had been playing with myself all those years.
Well-intentioned efforts to "cheer me up," reminders to be strong, and curiosity-fueled questions were all unhelpful at that time. What, then, are some helpful responses for someone suffering as a result of trauma, sexual abuse, assault, or other forms of violence?
I love being a woman in business, and accepting my ability to utilize the gifts that God has blessed me with, has been one of the most exciting parts of this journey. But I can honestly say that the best part of my journey has been creating, invaluable connections with some amazing women.
To help lessen the economic barrier that so many domestic violence victims face, YWCA USA is working to pass the Healthy Families Act. While the bill's core component ensures the accrual of seven paid sick days for all workers, it also provides for "paid safe days" so that victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking can seek out safety and assistance without the threat of lost wages
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, which will swiftly be followed by the 50th anniversaries of Medicare and Medicaid, and the 80th anniversary of Social Security. Yesterday, I was honored to join hundreds at the White House Conference on Aging to celebrate these key programs and look ahead to the next decade of issues impacting older Americans.