• We See What We See

    We See What We See

    Look at the Girl Authentic logo above. What is it? We see what we see. Until last week, every person I asked told me they saw a man’s tie first. That’s what I saw first, too. Moments later, I also saw a woman’s dress. Some people never see the dress until I point it out. Did you? We see what

  • Women, we need you to build businesses.

    Women, we need you to build businesses.

    The predominant business culture most of us operate in today was built by men, for men. All the rules we play by, all the expectations, all the behaviors that are talked about as helping to assure success – they’re all based on a male vibration, male patterns of behavior, male expectations. Men built these businesses. Men run them. They design

  • Here’s What “Feminine” Looks Like at Work

    What do I mean by “the feminine”? I don’t necessarily mean female. In fact “the feminine” can be displayed by either gender in the workplace. There’s a list of attributes and ways of interacting we can characterize as “feminine” – I’ve already listed some of them here. Here’s an example of one characteristic from that list – caring and loving

  • Incremental Change? No, Let’s Build New Business Structures Instead

    Why do I believe we are going to have to build new businesses to have the balance many of us are seeking? Because, I’m impatient. I believe the current business structures will be able to change only, at best, incrementally. Let’s look at the numbers…in 1973 we had one woman CEO of the Fortune 500.  It was Katherine Graham of

  • Working Women – Leave a Legacy

    I’d be willing to bet, that most readers are going to at least initially view my comments as part of a gender discussion. That is understandable, because that is the context within which we have been talking about this issue over the past several decades. I am hopeful that as we go along, many will join me in seeing this