Under-Representation in Startups Continues

Don’t be fooled by arguments of meritocracy:  sexism in tech culture continues even as new research — and common sense — points to women as being uniquely suited to coding. Yet under-representation of women remains a blight on the otherwise free-wheeling reputation of startup culture. Talent alone, it appears, is not the singular factor for hiring and…

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National Speakers Association “Influence 2016” – Event Recap

As I stepped up to the baggage claim to find my hot-pink suitcase and saw the chipper “Welcome” sign along with an announcement of the 109 degree day waiting for me outside I thought, “Yikes, that’s a boiling hot ‘Hello!’ from Phoenix, Arizona!” For the last three years I’ve attended the annual National Speakers Association…

How to Be Vulnerable when You’re a Fierce, Independent Woman

We are often told to keep our personal lives distant from work, to not allow overlapping and distracting emotional influences on any realm of the workforce. Expressing emotions in any business and professional setting has often been eschewed. Yet, an increasing acceptance of allowing vulnerability in our workplaces is helping to create a more productive,…