Issue 98 — June 17, 2019 A tweet I was mentioned last week caught my eye because it got retweeted multiple times. It highlighted the “Working Women’s Handbook.” “The workplace still isn’t equal,” starts the article’s accurate tagline. The next part, “Learn to dodge the landmines, figh
Issue 96 — June 3, 2019 I was mesmerized by Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Secret Lives of Bees when it was first released in 2003. Now a new musical scripted by the Pulitzer-winning, MacArthur genius Lynn Nottage, I once again found its complex interweaving of stories and symbols captivat
Issue 80 — January 14, 2019 This article was originally published in the SAP Women Forward website. Thanks to SAP for permission to republish. During this introspective time of welcoming a new year, let’s savor the now. This moment. All that’s happened for women at work and in society
Issue 71 — October 22, 2018 USC Associate Professor and founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Institute Stacy Smith was spitting nails. “Nothing makes me angrier than when someone takes credit for my work,” she said. Smith and I were on a panel at Universal Music’s first She Leads progra
What are you good at doing? What is your expertise? “I definitely think when someone challenges you to think about what you’re good at in a different way it’s an ‘Aha!’ But it also ignites that passion that is already within,” says Dr. Angie Williams, dean of Multicultural Affairs an
“This is the meta moment.” It is a ”potent time” for women to examine their life, leadership and power journey and Take The Lead is prepared to navigate that journey for women in partnership with Omega Institute. “The current climate is challenging on one hand and great news on the ot
The blockbuster message is loud and clear. After earning $1.7 billion at the box office making it the No. 1 movie in the world for five weeks straight, Black Panther is also clearly about the power of women of all ages to change the future of the world. The women in the fictional utop
In a week marred once again by a horrendous mass shooting, I have been contemplating the work I do to help women change the power paradigm that has long shaped our culture’s narrative. I ask them to shift their thinking from oppressive, often violent, scarcity-based “power over” to ex
A group of mostly white men and a crusty creature at the top want to obliterate a fleet run by women leaders of the Resistance. Sound familiar in 2018? Yes, that is the story line behind “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” that garnered $450 million in box office sales its opening weekend.
As we celebrate Independence Day, we see that fireworks can last one night—or a long weekend– but financial independence can last a lifetime. For millions of women, financial independence is hard-won and deserves its own celebration. And a sigh of relief. Many financial and inve
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