Women and the Workplace

  • It Was the First Time There Was a Line

    I was going to have to wait in line to use the restroom. And I couldn’t have been happier. I’ve been attending my profession’s annual global conference since I was a junior in college in 1987 (I’ll let you do the math). There was often a line for the men’s room, but never for the women’s room. It was, we […]
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  • Is your workplace built on love – or fear? Here are 2 ways to tell.

    We are embedded in fear – more deeply than we realize, much of the time. It’s ingrained, so we don’t even realize it much of the time. It’s become part of our autopilot at work – and in life. If you want to see whether you’re operating mostly out of fear or out of love, there are two places to […]
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  • Announcing Conversations!

    Since the forming of GirlAuthentic, there have been many requests to tell people what the “model” looks like for a new business that is based on a balance of the feminine and masculine. I have resisted answering the requests with only my specific ideas. I do have some ideas, but I guarantee you they are only some of the ideas, […]
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  • I call it the Art of Coming and Going

    I call it “coming and going.” I have set up one form of it for myself, and I have seen others with many variations on the theme. What do I mean? I mean the ability to “come and go” from a job place, a company, a profession – even from work altogether. The ability to choose to work for periods […]
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  • Three reasons “leaning in” won’t work for women

    Since I started GirlAuthentic, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Sheryl Sandberg’s book and ongoing conversation “Lean In.” Sandberg is the COO of Facebook and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World; her book is loaded with advice on how women can achieve their goals and realize their leadership potential. I tell people her advice is […]
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