Tag: Leadership

Why you need a professional photo.

Just a few years ago, it wasn’t a prerequisite for anyone but the most senior executives, but these days every serious career person needs a professional photo.  And my latest article published on Sharp Heels shares why. “5 Reasons to Invest Some Time and Energy into Creating an Image for Your C.V. and Presence on the

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Death by a Thousand Paper Cuts

It’s 8:30pm on a Tuesday.  Thankfully, I don’t have a work call right now.  But I do have a screaming child.  He’s mid-tantrum because it was bedtime and he had to go to bed.  And the reality is, he had to go to bed because he needs his sleep but he really had to go

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The “Have Kids, Will Work” Reading List

At lunch last December, a friend asked me to share a list of books that I recommend she read.  She was looking for ones that would help her get ready for the crazy road ahead – particularly working while having kids.  So I put together a list of four “must read” books that have influenced

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Thank you for taking paternity leave.

I was overjoyed last Friday when Mark Zuckerberg announced that he does indeed plan to take a full two months off for paternity leave when his daughter is born.  While he’s not taking the full-time off available to him and any other Facebook employee, two months is impressive for a male CEO of such a

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Why do I write about this stuff? I guess it’s time to share my story.

I’m asked all the time why I write about “this stuff”.  “This stuff” meaning the intersection of being a mother, a parent, and a women in the workplace.  And while I sort of covered this in a previous post, what I’m realizing is that people are actually asking what led me to write about this

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“Marry the right person”… and other advice that makes me retch.

Yes, you read that correctly.  That advice absolutely makes me want to retch/ vomit/ puke everywhere!  I know this advice comes from a good place from many senior women – they look at their spouses’ support as a critical part of their success.  But the way it’s coming off is leaving so many women confused,

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