Category Archives: Resources

How to Start a Startup – Lecture 3 Paul Graham

I’m enjoying the first week of the Y Combinator class How to Start a Startup. The most recent session was with guest lecturer Paul Graham about the Counterintuitive Parts of Startups, and How to Have Ideas. Paul writes regular essays on … Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneur, Resources, Technology, Women | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Ambition, Business, Entrepreneur, Leadership, Networks, Resources, Women, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Quality Time

This gallery contains 1 photo.

Happy New Year! I had a really nice break over three weeks or so, with some work interspersed with relaxation and fun. We celebrated Christmas in CA, and then we’re in TX for a week for another round of Christmas … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Pruning the Branches / Declutter the Network

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking a Moment for Those in the Philippines

This gallery contains 1 photo.

I know by this time most everyone has heard about and seen the imagery from the huge storm that hit the Philippines this past week. Over the last 1.5 years, through the use of oDesk (online job marketplace I highly recommend), I … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking the Time to Find Gifts in the Every Day

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

“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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Sweet Story That Was Sent My Way

A fellow entrepreneur friend of mine shared this article with me because he thought I would find it interesting – Sweet success: Simple Sugar scrubs have wowed skin care market, TV’s ‘Shark Tank’. As I was reading through it, my … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Impressions and Thoughts from “Lean In”

Last weekend while on my flights to/from Texas I read Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In – Women, Work and the Will to Lead”. I had read a lot of the press leading up to the release of the book, had watched … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Women Still Can’t Have It All?

I read an article last year that made the rounds and got a lot of attention – Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. I shared it with family and friends, as well as women in my sorority, to hopefully find … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

This gallery contains 1 photo.

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Women in Politics

Many of my previous articles have focused on women and their careers, women in startups and work at home women. A lot of my focus has been on women in engineering, business, and technology, but I recently realized there is … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Does the Work Environment Need to Change for Younger Workers?

My own contribution When I was working at Northrop Grumman, I was involved in several initiatives to improve the workforce and make it more attractive to ‘new’ hires. There had been a lull in hiring for ~10 years before I … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fake It Until You Become It – Body Language is Nonverbal Communication

Body Language from birth to old age Body language is something that we notice from people of all ages, from toddlers to teens and adults. We say a child is the shy type with the way she looks, sits or … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Interesting Articles from the Week of Dec. 3, 2012

As I go along my blogging routine I have found it essential to check out more sites to find leads and be inspired with their stories. I sometimes leave comments to start an interaction with other writers. Care to read … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , | 3 Comments