Are Women Own Worst Enemies?

There’s buzz worldwide about women. From the Davos Economic Summit to Warren Buffett, it seems everyone is talking with optimism about the future of our economies – because of women. In the U.S., there’s already buzz about the potential for electing the first female U.S. President in 2016. There’s equal buzz, however, about we women holding ourselves back or holding one another back. In a recent Business Matters magazine post (UK’s leading business magazine), Therese Kinal, a Norwegian born and raised business woman writes, “For every … [Read more...]

Mainstreet Women: More What We’re Proud of & Wish Every Girl Could Experience Too

A WISH:  EVERY CHILD EMOTIONALLY SECURE It was hard times growing up in the ‘dirty 30s’ in America but I always had family around, I was never hungry. I had all my emotional needs met. We were secure. Not financially, but emotionally secure. Yes, every girl, every child – that is what I wish for them – to have the security that I had. *Elaine, NE #2 THEME:  EDUCATION, PROFESSION & PASSION According to the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Gender Gap report, U.S. Women are No. 1 in the world for educational attainment. Not … [Read more...]

Mainstreet Women: Unpacking Main Street #2

Mainstreet Women Question #1: Tell me a little about where you live, your main street or what you consider main street to be. (Post 2 of 3) “My Main Street, where I thrive, is the village. I want Main Street to be a place where my daughter grows up knowing the mail person, the shop owners; a place where she is friends with the oldest neighbor and the youngest. That’s the Main Street I want and I’m tired of being so divided – I want us to reach out neighbor to neighbor.” (Stefani, MO)   I don’t know about you but I’ve been actively … [Read more...]

Mainstreet Women

Good morning! Yesterday was my last day of interviews for Mainstreet Women:  My heartfelt THANK YOU to you, 52 women from 35 states & DC who shared what you really care about, how bold you’ve been, and what you wish for girls and the country. I am in awe of ALL of you and feel so honored that you shared your time, stories, struggles and aspirational magic wand actions with me. I have never felt so hopeful about our country – not because of the elections -- because of us! We have much more in common than our differences, care deeply about … [Read more...]

CAREER-CHANGER: From ‘Mad Men’ to Revolutionary…

The author of Love-Based Leadership, Dr. Maria Church’s days hold little resemblance to her past life as a corporate marketing executive. These days, she meditates every morning, a practice unimaginable before her career change. With her business partners, Maria launched what she calls “a leadership revolution”, grounded upon what could be termed a 4-letter/dirty word in the business world:  L-O-V-E. Admittedly, love sounds out of place in our competitive contemporary world. Church says that her approach offers a clear way to, “warm up … [Read more...]

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