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The Power of Vulnerability

on Wed, 2013-03-06 13:08

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

 

Yahoo's CEO Goes to Extreme?

on Wed, 2013-02-27 10:50

Is it not possible to strike a balance between having no one work virtual and everyone working virtual? Are we facing women's issues as George Santayana observed: Americans don’t solve their problems; they leave them behind.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/opinion/dowd-get-off-your-cloud.html?ref=global-home&_r=0

What's Wrong With This Picture?!

on Thu, 2013-02-21 10:54

In just the past 24 hours news: Victoria's Secret captivates teens and younger, Playboy lessens level of smut, and McKinsey tries to lure back Moms.

http://blogs.wsj.com/atwork/2013/02/20/why-we-still-ask-whether-women-can-have-it-all

At least one Victoria's Secret model is asking the appropriate questions, asking what exactly are we telling young girls today?

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/victorias-secret-model-cameron-russell-condemns-worlds-beauty-18536042

 

Do Any Women Leave Work at 5:30? Yes, Sheryl Sandberg!

on Sat, 2013-02-02 19:10

If Sheryl Sandberg can dare leave work at 5:30 to be with her kids, can the rest of us be far behind? First, of course, we need courage and a work environment that ecourages work life balance. These two news stories, one from the NYTimes and the other from the Huffington Post offer hope for the frazzled, conflicted working Mom!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-lewis/are-social-entrepreneurs-_b_2563726.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/kristof-shes-rarely-the-boss.html
 

So This Is Progress? Three New Senators Out of 20 Now!

on Sat, 2013-01-05 15:54

While you may not agree with everything Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal writes, her comments on January 5 about the new women senators in D.C., gave me pause. Are our ambitions this modest? To have upped the number of women senators from 17 to 20 out of 100 seats –.can't we do far better and far more quickly?

"We take political pleasure where we can these days, so we'll end with the fact that 20 women were sworn into the U.S. Senate Thursday, up from the previous record of 17. In an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, they spoke of the difference they feel they make. Susan Collins (R., Maine) said that "with all due deference to our male colleagues . . . women's styles tend to be more collaborative." Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) said women in politics are "less confrontational." Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) said they are more supportive of each other. Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaska) suggested women have less "ego." Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said they're effective because "we're less on testosterone."

 

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