Women’s Issues
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4 Things I’ve Learned from 2013’s Debate of Women

Perhaps one of the most intensely discussed issues of the last year has been women and their role in the workplace. Between the several books and articles written on the subject, and the numerous celebrities and other prominent...

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On Loss During the Holidays

For all of you grieving a recent loss this holiday season, my heart is with you. Dealing with loss over the holidays can be especially tricky – feeling down while everyone else seems to be especially cheerful may leave yo...

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4 Strategies for Handling Tough Decisions

Ever had to make a really tough decision? Maybe you were deciding between schools or jobs, or whether or not to quit either one in favor of another venture. Or perhaps it had to do with a relationship – hours were spent mulli...


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How CrossFit (Almost) Crushed My Spirit

Almost….I’m not not down for the count yet, but I was sorely tested yesterday. (No pun intended.)  Afterward, while I laid in a defeated heap on the verge of tears, I contemplated my situation. What was the real issue?...

Executive Presence – Should We Ditch Our Ladylike Qualities In Order To Be Successful?

Sheryl Sandberg, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington and Sonia Sotomayor – When you think of these women, what comes to mind? They are very different people, in diverse professions with unique objectives. What they all have...

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Are Limits in Your Way?

Last week, I attended the Professional Women’s Club of Chicago’s (PWCC) monthly speaker series where I heard the vivacious Carolynn Brooks,Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer of OfficeMax speak. Fresh off the an...


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Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and Perfection

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act, why are women still living in a man’s world?* This compelling question opens the ‘about section’ of a website showcasing the new book, Wonder Woman: Sex, Power, and The Quest f...

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Are You a Genderist?

Pssst — Joss Whedon just became my hero. I’ve always loved this guy — a true wordsmith if I ever met one and this past Monday he outdid himself in a speech he delivered at the Make Equality Reality event cha...

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Lean In Again?

Last week I facilitated a women’s discussion group for an organization of which I’m a member. It was our kick-off session, so it felt fitting to use Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ 2010 Ted Talk as our discussion topic. I...


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Communicating With Confidence

So much of our success as career women depends on confident, effective communications – on our ability to persuade others to action, advance our ideas and value, and to stay calm during challenging situations. So, how d...