Inspiration, tips and wisdom that’ll banish the BS in your life and help you be your bold, brilliant self!

What is in a name

Language matters. It is the medium through which we create and through which we know ourselves, others, objects and …. everything! When it comes to names that we were not informed of, introduced to, but get to create, it seems significant. "What if no one likes it, or...

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How DO we wake up to our own and other’s bias effectively?

Think about the ways in which you keep gender biases in place, innocently, unconsciously. One place to look is in language. How do you describe leaders? Are you using male dominant behavior descriptions to describe powerful leaders? Are you allowing yourself to be negatively affected by descriptions of powerful women’s voices as too high, or if she is emotional- somehow that is less than a male leader?

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Do you have what it takes?

In the session titled “The Power of Movements: What happens when many demand change” at the Women Deliver 2019 conference in Vancouver, I got invigorated about being able to accomplish what seems impossible. I know you and I need to be re-invigorated and inspired from time to time no matter what we are up to in our lives.

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Are You on Track to Get What You WANT?

Usually we wait till the end of the year to look back and take stock of what we accomplished. Imagine what you could accomplish if you took stock now, after the first 5 months of the year?

You could assess what you achieved and what you did not achieve. That view will allow you to make plans and corrections now, so you actually have a better shot to achieve the goals you had created.

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What is the threat?

Apparently, men in the workplace are threatened. I get some of it- the #timesup and #MeToo movements have brought to light decades of inappropriate behavior and men have now paid a price for it. Perhaps, if you are like me, and someone who grew up and...

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We, together, CAN Make THE Difference

We can make a difference in leveling the playing field- causing equity in the workplace. When I read articles like this one in the Washington Post last week about a senior female executive who has filed a gender discrimination lawsuit for $20 million against her publicly traded consulting firm, I am left with a dichotomy of emotions- disgust it is still happening at that level and hope that when we take actions we have a real opportunity to end it.

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