The Day I Understood the True Price of Success

I well remember the sound of the crunching of gravel as two young men steadied the heavy gurney between them. I stood in the doorway with my mother and siblings, all of us holding hands, witnessing this last journey my father would make — down the walkway he’d poured, away from the home he had built. ItContinue reading “The Day I Understood the True Price of Success”

WeFestival: A Conversation with Joanne Wilson and Susan Solomon

For the past several years, I’ve waited impatiently to find out if I would be one of the lucky few invited to New York to attend the annual WeFestival, a Women’s Entrepreneur Festival (and thus, the name). I’ve written previously about my experiences at the event, and when I discovered that this year I wouldContinue reading “WeFestival: A Conversation with Joanne Wilson and Susan Solomon”

7 Women Who Inspire Us to Set Audacious Goals

At the beginning of each year, I set professional goals that I share with none else, mainly to allow myself the freedom of audacity. I aim high, setting my stretch goals so far outside of what looks possible that I get a little scared just thinking about them. Much to my surprise, I’ve reached moreContinue reading “7 Women Who Inspire Us to Set Audacious Goals”

Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success

This past Thursday morning a sold-out crowd gathered inside of Albuquerque’s Balloon Museum at 7 a.m., not for an early morning hot air balloon launch, but to celebrate fifty nominees and honor the finalists and winners. The nominees – mostly women, but some men – were being recognized for their contributions as humanitarians, leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, and asContinue reading “Handing Out Awards to Women: How it Fosters Success”

Girls Deserve to See Themselves as Heroes: Kudos to GoldieBlox

I first met Debra Sterling, founder of GoldieBlox, when she spoke at the Women Entrepreneurs Festival in New York City a few years ago. Her vision of a toy company for girls that fostered engineering concepts inspired me then, and her continued push to bring new role models and break down stereotypes continues to inspire.Continue reading “Girls Deserve to See Themselves as Heroes: Kudos to GoldieBlox”