Category Archives: Startup

[Resource] Starting a Startup

The opportunity to access fantastic course material online for free continues to grow and amaze me. This fall, there is a class being put on by Y Combinator at Stanford on ‘How to Start a Startup‘ with an impressive set of … Continue reading

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Evolution of Education

During my morning workout I enjoyed another great Stanford University eCorner podcast featuring Sal Khan of the Khanacademy.org. I’ve been following what this organization is doing for some time, and I really enjoyed catching up on how it has grown and … 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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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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Well-Being, Space, and Getting to 50/50

Rather than having a specific focus this week, I thought I would share several interesting things I’ve come across this past week.  Last week, the Huffington Post held their first women’s conference in NY about the third metric in life: … 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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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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Interesting Articles from the Last Week of 2012

Here is a bit of catching up from interesting articles at the end of December. Blogs I followed in 2012 At Women 2.0 I believe that articles like this – Female Founder Successes of 2012 help to inspire more women … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Year Business Anniversary

Like many people, today is my first full day back at work since the week before Christmas. The break was great – I spent a little over five days in Texas with my family, and then we came back to … Continue reading

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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

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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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6 Women Entrepreneurs to Inspire Us

As a woman going down the path of entrepreneurship, I like to keep an eye open for fellow women to look up to, and which can help inspire me in doing the things that I love to do. Of course, … Continue reading

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