Supporting a group like Virtual Enterprise Int'l (VEI) is easy because once you volunteer to judge a live business competition (think Shark Tank!), you feel inspired. You will be convinced that VEI classes, actually held during the school day, teach more than almost any class you can think of from your own high school days! Now in 400+ schools and reaching 12,000 students around the world, VEI is also a fascinating volunteer opportunity for a business professional who would like to be a judge or coach a virtual business team.
Congratulations to Gayle Jennings O'Byrne, whose financial acumen now laser focused on start ups by women of color was recently profiled in Forbes. These companies are growing fast and repesent 8 out of 10 start ups founded by women. Continued success to you, Maya Ventures, the Harriet Fund and Harriet Angels.
At least for the closing bell ritual of the NYSE, we upended the historic ratio of men to women. 100 Women in Finance celebrated our 15th anniversary and our name change as membership reaches 15,000+ globally!
Last week I joined many other Hunter alumna (including one from the class of '46!) to marvel at the ingenuity, passion and commitment of the early leaders in the suffrage movement. Inspiring and fun! President Jennifer Raab, Congreswoman Carolyn Maloney and other prominent New Yorkers, told fascinating stories and reminded us of how hard this path toward equality can be!
This may not be news from today's media, yet the question of what gives meaning to our lives is newsworthy, right? According to Dr. Brene Brown, what gives meaning to life is connection. All too often what prevents connection is the "I'm not good enough." This TED talk is powerful and was certainly life changing for me.