Why Do You Care What’s Next?

It started as early as eighth grade. Field hockey tryouts came and went, and we gathered around the team lists like crazed Madonna fans (the Bieber of my day). I was a decent athlete, and I made the A team. The season passed, and everyone wanted to know whether I was going to try to make the high school team. Ninth grade found me playing softball. At under five feet, I was the smallest girl on the team, but also ...

Memo to Executives: Women Don’t Want It All

There are a million voices in the debate on women in the workplace. And I was reticent to add another. But there’s a perspective no one is talking about and that’s the work. Until the work changes, the ratio of women in leadership positions won’t change.  My latest post in Forbes addresses just that. What if women don’t want it all? What if it’s not about promoting us but rather whether we even want it? This is an important conversation. ...

Forget Work-Life Balance. I Mean It.


I’m pretty sick of the work-life balance argument. It’s not one or the other. Or sublime balance all the time. It’s flexibility how and when you want it, understanding that working less may mean earning less. But it’s your choice. Read my latest Forbes post “Forget Work-Life Balance: Give Us Choices Instead.”  I’d also love if you added your comments here and/or on the Forbes site–this is such an important topic for women and men.

A Gold Isn’t Guaranteed: Why Skills Are Only Half Of the Equation

As the London Olympics continue on, we’re glued to our televisions, mesmerized by feats of power, athleticism and raw skill.  In particular, watching gymnastics always results in shock and awe: “did a fifteen-year old really do that?” Yesterday, the women competed in the individual vault event and American McKayla Maroney was the overwhelming favorite to win gold. So overwhelming, that the announcers couldn’t stop talking about the “inevitable” win. And then she didn’t.