On the Ladder

CitiBank Sets Women’s Sights High – Literally

Have you seen this CitiBank commercial – y’know the one where the woman climbs the unimaginable, impossible to fathom rock? Check it out. I cannot recall ever being more captivated by a commercial. I, like the rest ...

Little Black Book of Career Advice

In the guest bathroom in my childhood home is a small book – “Advice from Grandmothers.” It’s a cute little bathroom read. Advice from the Grandmothers of the world on life, love, and the pursuit of happ...

If I Can Do This, I Can Do Anything

“Self-help” is an $11 billion per year industry selling books, audio, video, television, and more. Stand in a Barnes & Noble and scan the self-help section and you’ll find two types of books. First, those ...


To Get Ahead, Ask “Why?”

There’s a time in every child’s life where they become obsessed with the word “why.” We’ve all had those conversations. Usually the child is 4 or 5 and the conversation goes something like this: Ad...

Bouncing Back After Embarrassment at Work

The media has been filled recently with the tales of powerful high-profile men in public meltdowns. First, the co-founder of Invisible Children (the charity responsible for the viral video Kony 2012 last month) Jason Russell, s...

Built In Contingency Plans: Your Lifesaver at Work

Effective planning is often what sets men and women apart. When we’re leaving for a trip, my husband packs by throwing a few jeans into a bag the night before. I’ve made a list a week in advance and planned carefull...


Getting the Best from Your Interns

It’s that time of year again. Summer is coming and they’re flocking to cities around the country in droves – interns. And on a case-by-case basis, they can either be phenomenal cheap labor to help you get ahea...

3 Words That Guarantee Failure

Is it possible to, without a doubt, predict failure? Can you know, prior to even beginning a task that you will fail at it? Inc. writer and the creator of “Sales Source” Geoffrey James says yes. In his article from ...

Step Into the Arena

Brene Brown became a TED sensation last year with her TED Talk on vulnerability. She returned to TED this year and presented a second talk, this time focused on shame. Brown posits that we cannot talk about vulnerability withou...


Lessons from a Corporate Cliff-Jumper

One of my favorite sayings is, “Jump and the net will appear.” Not only does this notion embody the idea of trusting yourself, it also implies a natural risk taking, something that can be difficult for women in gene...