I recently had the pleasure of participating in a Step Up Women’s Network Power Breakfast with my good friend and client, Garcelle Beauvais. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Step Up, they are a national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to connecting and advancing women and girls. Step Up bridges communities of professional women [...]
Attitude influences the way we think. A positive and productive outlook on work and life will make a big difference in how we perceive the world. In turn, negativity or self doubt can permeate thoughts in a destructive way. When we’re confused, overwhelmed or stressed out, it is important to take a deep breath and clear our minds of all the useless chatter.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
Everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress, how you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing [...]
Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that [...]
1. Keep your word and follow through. 2. Tell her she’s beautiful. 3. Tell her she’s strong. 4. Honor her brain. 5. Be a good role model. 6. Become a mentor. 7. Listen to her (no really, stop talking and listen.) 8. Encourage her to dream and pursue her passions. 9. Know your rights and [...]
You have a voice. Use it. Women are massively under-represented in the political arena – just take a look at these dismal statistics: 1. The United States currently ranks 90th in the world in women’s elected representation with countries such as Rwanda (1), Cuba (6), Angola (12) and Spain (15) outranking the U.S.¹ 2. Even [...]
50 Awesome Women Entrepreneurs You Should Be Following on Twitter Whether this is your first year as an entrepreneur or you’ve been in business for a decade or more, it can be lonely at the top. Twitter is an incredible tool for connecting with other dynamic, like-minded women and finding support, inspiration and a wide [...]
What the world needs is more awesome people. People who take responsibility for their actions, help others and care about something bigger than themselves. In other words: people who give a sh*t. This month’s column was inspired by a post from Julien Smith titled, “The Short and Sweet Guide to being F*@king Awesome,” on his [...]
For all of our style-conscious Chicago readers! Please join Marie Claire and Ann Taylor for a very special evening devoted to perfecting your professional style taking place this week at the Ann Taylor boutique near you. The evening will include a champagne reception, beauty touch-ups and a special presentation on professional style from Lea Goldman, [...] Read More