Hey there 2013. It's so nice to finally meet you. I've heard a lot about you from your predecessor, and I'm sorry I was so out of commission yesterday that I missed your actual first day in the office. I know you've got some big shoes to fill, but I'm excited to see what you're made of.
This week saw a historic election for women, both on the ballot and at the ballot box. Women who run for office today will inspire more of our young women and girls to do so in the future, so we can one day get to 51 percent representation.
Several thousand rural, mostly illiterate women are now income-producing entrepreneurs in Afghanistan. Once again, the power of women helping women has turned a war torn territory into a peaceful profit-maker.
Like many successful women I've met, Sandra Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, describes herself as a leader who tries to "inspire an organization to achieve a higher purpose than just making sales and profitability targets."
Sandra Peterson, 52 and a New York City native, has an impressive resume showcasing her wealth of experience running product lines, businesses and entire divisions for the likes of Whirlpool, Nabisco, Merck-Medco and, finally, Bayer.
You may be waiting for the "perfect" time to start your business, but the truth is, it probably doesn't exist. It will always be daunting. The economy might be crap. You're too young, too old or your children are too young or too old. You'll make it work.
In a world where a C-suite level woman dressed authentically as herself is derided for having "look-at-me-hair," is it any wonder that so many of us women feel conflicted about standing tall in our authentic selves at work?
Sastry says the energy density of batteries must double "if we're to have a serious impact on the market with electric vehicles." That translates to twice the range, or "doubling the size of your electric gas tank."
"Right now, your utility bill is almost as bad as your taxes. I keep imagining saying 20 years from now, 'I can't believe we ever lived in a time where we had no transparency into how we used our energy.'"