Category Archives: Networks

A One Day Bootcamp

Last week I attended the one-day AmEx OPEN CEO Bootcamp, which was held in Los Angeles, and looks to be the second in a series of events they are doing to support women business leaders. There were several hundred people there, … Continue reading

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Pruning the Branches / Declutter the Network

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In the last two weeks, there has been a message I’ve been hearing that is sticking with me, and that I’m working on putting in to practice. I volunteer as a lector at St. Monica’s in Santa Monica, which means … Continue reading

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Support for Women Leading High-Growth Companies

As I’ve brought up in the past, I enjoy listening to podcasts and books while I’m exercising. The last two days, I was taking in the final Fall lecture from the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, which featured Sharon Vosmek, the CEO of Astia. … Continue reading

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One Pretty Amazing Week – From South Dakota Governor’s Pheasant Hunt to Arcade Fire Album Release (and a few things in between!)

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I’ve had an awesome variety of things go in the past week, so I want to get my thoughts down and share some stories while it is still fresh.  Over the past year, I’ve been traveling to South Dakota and … Continue reading

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Taking the Time to Find Gifts in the Every Day

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I’ve had several reminders this week about the importance of taking time in life for things that are not work, whether it be hobbies, spending time with others, exploring the world around us, or just taking it easy. During a … Continue reading

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Padnos, Spar, Finerman: Taking Some Time to Learn From Those Further Along the Career/Life Path

In the past I’ve shared my love of listening to podcasts and audio books, especially when I’m exercising. It helps me to consume and learn things I wouldn’t otherwise have the time to do, and it really makes exercise fly … Continue reading

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Whew! Busy August, Time for Some Catching Up on Women, Life and Work

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Starting the month of August, I had a goal of doubling my blog viewership over the month of July. I had written a post the last day of July that had some good traction, and then . . . I … Continue reading

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Connecting with the Past, Speaking to the Future

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I’m someone that puts everything on my Google calendar, and several times a week, I’ll take a look at the weeks ahead to see what is coming up. I like to look at the ‘one week’ view, and as I … Continue reading

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Setting Your Own Rules, Figuring Out How to be Present

Over the last week I’ve had several experiences and have read several articles that have gotten me thinking about the importance of being present, and (more importantly), that it is in each of our control to set rules and boundaries … Continue reading

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Beautiful is Powerful – Embracing Femininity as a Leadership Strategy

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Last week I was proud to be part of the panel ‘Beautiful is Powerful – Embracing Femininity as a Leadership Strategy’ at UCLA Anderson. We were the ‘dinner entertainment’ for the first night of a five day program, which is an exciting and innovative … Continue reading

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“Visibility Platform” and “Lean In Circles” – Do Women Need Special Networking and Support Groups?

Another one of my sorority sisters (pretty awesome group!) forwarded the following article to our discussion list –More Than Just a Social Butterfly – about Rachel Sklar, a well-connected woman in New York who is creating a members-only ‘visibility platform’ for … Continue reading

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Big Brain Theory – Reality or Just Good Reality TV?

As the time since I’ve been in college continues to grow, I continue to be more and more impressed by the accomplishments and variety of things my classmates and friends have done and been part of. One of the latest … Continue reading

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The Terrorist Attack on the Boston Marathon

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My heart has been heavy all day since hearing of the terrorist attack in Boston. The city will always be special to me – every time I visit I get excited when the Boston and Cambridge skyline comes in to … Continue reading

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The Local Startup World is Growing – Digital LA’s ‘Digital Women: VCs and Angels’

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On Wednesday night I was the guest of my friend, Summers, at the first all-women Venture Capital/Angel panel in Los Angeles, hosted by Digital LA. The event was at the former Google offices on Arizona and 8th in Santa Monica, which is now ROC (Real … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of January 21, 2013

Reading other people’s blogs makes me see a wider perspective whether it’s about business, or the corporate world, or the work at home mom. And I’m loving it 🙂 Hope you enjoy reading these blogs and check out my comments … Continue reading

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Getting the Ivy League to Come to You

Open Online Courses MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley and lots of other top notch universities are offering open online courses for anyone to use. You can be a student in their university or from another university, or an entrepreneur wanting to … Continue reading

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Startup Support in Los Angeles

I’ve written in the past about women starting up companies, which are often great and inspiring stories. There is a lot of activity right now in Los Angeles, especially West LA, in building and supporting a startup community. It’s been … Continue reading

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Interesting Articles from the Week of November 12, 2012

As following other blogs became something I was doing to help find material for my blog, eventually blog commenting followed. Here are the articles that I found interesting and shared my thoughts on the week before last (a bit late … Continue reading

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The Trend of Co-working and Childcare

Brainstorming a new business model Last year while in an Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation class at UCLA Anderson, myself and a team of three guys spent some time developing a model of combining together a co-working space with flexible, on-site … Continue reading

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Find Out More about The League of Extraordinary Women – First of the Series

In July I wrote an article mentioning women who helped other women. I came across the article about the League of Extraordinary Women and how these different companies helped other women in some way, shape or form. I thought it … Continue reading

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