September 30, 2019

After several years of professional coaching and much longer collaborating with women in the workplace, I've noticed a trend where we tend to burn ourselves out without knowing exactly why. Usually the default explanation for this behavior assumes that women just don't know how to set boundaries, or are uncomfortable with saying "no." While this may be the case in some situations, perhaps it's also because we haven't taught women how to filter the many requ...

August 21, 2019

A topic we women don't talk about enough is feeling unqualified. The mental burden we carry by self-imposing impossible standards keeps us stuck in the status quo and limits our potential to grow. We talked about this issue recently at the Power to Exhale brunch, and you can catch that conversation on our podcast.

One of the most challenging projects of my professional career was rooted in the area of workforce development. While the program we were develop...

June 12, 2019

"I can do anything you need, just don't make me ask for money."

As a nonprofit and fundraising professional, I can't tell you how many incredibly brilliant people I've met who were terrified to ask others for donations. I was recently compiling a report of how much our team had raised for the year compared to how much we'd requested. Despite having raised millions for worthy causes over my career, it dawned on me that I've inadvertently become an expert in b...

May 29, 2019

As you may have noticed by the date of our last blog post, I've been battling a bout of writer's block. I've had plenty of ideas for posts and even got halfway through a few drafts, but nothing has felt quite right to publish. Since I started blogging years ago, I promised myself I would be patient for the right inspiration to come rather than forcing it. Although I felt some doubts trickle in as the days passed by, I'm glad I waited and stuck to my rule.

Ho...

April 9, 2019

Knowing I'm a feminist, you may be surprised to learn that I'm conflicted about Women's History Month. I'm grateful that we have dedicated a time to focus on celebrating women's accomplishments, but are 31 days enough to feature the success stories of 50% of our population? While we should continue to highlight the stories of remarkable women like the Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) or Amelia Earhart, aren't we forgetting the women who challenge the sys...

March 6, 2019

This may be the worst-kept secret in the world, but I'm a big nerd. I fly my geek flag proudly, among my collection of Star Wars toys and past experience publishing economic research. I'm one of those people who will answer a question with a question and enjoys debating just for the sake of examining issues from all sides. So when I was recently selected to serve on jury duty, found myself appointed to a grand jury, and randomly assigned as our foreman, of...

December 22, 2018

As we look back over the last year, it's incredible to see how far the BLC team and our network of Boss Ladies have come. We partnered with an amazing sponsor for our podcast, which is reaching more listeners than ever. Our Braver By the Day bullet journal went from a dream I had on my "to do" list to a published reality that women are using to make bravery a daily habit.

Hollie and I have celebrated our anniversary of working together and we still can't fi...

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