International Women’s Day is 108 years old this year, with a rich history of participation across the globe, including activities, events and keynotes in the U.S. celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women. With much more to come. Knowing your h
The old adage that curiosity kills the cat doesn’t address a resurge in thinking that curiosity fosters creativity and innovation and that being curious is a very good thing. It was Marie Curie who also said, “Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.” A new State of
Women and persons of color are still underrepresented and underpaid in print, digital, startup, television and radio media, as well as in STEM fields, tech, gaming and entertainment including big screen, small screen and stage. That’s not news. The latest assessment of The Stat
In honor of Black History Month, we gathered from our Take The Lead archives the best leadership, life and entrepreneurial lessons from these 12 outstanding black women leaders we greatly admire. Marlyne Barrett, an actor starring in NBC’s “Chicago Med,” and founder of The Way Out, a
When Rebecca Stavick moved from a very small town in South Dakota to Omaha in 2010, she didn’t know a soul. She also didn’t have a job, but Stavick did have a bachelor’s degree in history and was working on her masters in library and information science virtually from San Jose State.
The Oscar nominations for actresses in a leading role this year present a precarious view of women in power, women blocked from power and women ignoring their own power. Regardless of who wins the coveted statue, the characters deftly portrayed offer lessons in leadership—what to do,
Her 1995 high school graduating class of 64 students in a small Southern New Jersey town and her close friendships in her Villanova University sorority may have led the way for Kristy Wallace to become CEO of Ellevate Network, a leading women’s business networking initiative with 150,
Author, psychologist, entrepreneur, broadcaster and founder of the non-profit, Women Connect4Good, Inc., Nancy D. O’Reilly knows we not only get by with a little help from our friends, but we thrive with the help of women all around us. In her new book, In This Together: How Successfu
Michelle Boggs is onto not just her second career, but her fourth or fifth if you count them all. The Texas native who splits her time between Old Alexandria, Virginia and the Dallas area, is now Director of Franchising of MUTTS Canine Cantina, and is franchising the concept with big
Whoever came up with the put-down, “You’re married to your job,” clearly was deriding the lack of work/life balance. It’s not a compliment. Having no personal life to enjoy, distract or fulfill you outside of your profession is not the goal. But you can love what you do, even if
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