• Catch & Release—Ready to Launch!

    Catch & Release—Ready to Launch!

    Want to understand the heart of Girl Authentic and how together we can bring about a new work equilibrium? Read on. I have always wanted Girl Authentic to serve three purposes: Talk to women about building their own businesses and building a different model for all of us to work in Help women shape their business ideas and approach Invest

  • I’m Sorry

    I’m Sorry

    I felt compelled to write a letter of apology to my children upon waking up on Wednesday, November 9, 2016:  Dear Ian and Elle, I am sorry. I am sorry for what your parents’ and your grandparents’ generation has done. Electing Donald Trump to the presidency is the culmination of several decades of neglect and selfishness, and hopefully it will

  • Rerouting: Is It Possible to Reach Two Destinations Simultaneously?

    Rerouting: Is It Possible to Reach Two Destinations Simultaneously?

    In our GPS world, getting from one place to another is easy: you input your destination, and you’re on your way. But what if you want to arrive at two places at once? Is it possible? Can we both work within a culture and change it at the same time? I am newly faced with this struggle, as my work

  • Withholding is Controlling

    Withholding is Controlling

      It’s true when parents withhold from their children, when spouses withhold from their partners – and when organizations withhold from women. Withholding is a form of controlling.  When parents withhold their love or approval from a child, or deny access to funds or fun things, it’s usually as a way of controlling or influencing the child’s behavior. The same

  • Effort Never Dies

    Effort Never Dies

      You can jump even higher than you think. But you may have to take a few steps back first. Last year I made the hard decision to walk away from a business I loved and had helped create. On the day I chose to leave, someone posted this picture and quote on LinkedIn:     It is a quote