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”

We’re All Guilty When it Comes to Judging Other Parents

When I said that I was running a conference and getting ready to go on stage and couldn’t get to the school before school let out for the day, the assistant high school principal told me that maybe it was time I made my son my priority. She has no idea. She has no ideaContinue reading “We’re All Guilty When it Comes to Judging Other Parents”

Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve

When Sara Corry entered her yearlong HauteHopes Entrepreneur in Residence program with us in February of 2015, Sara told my Hautepreneurs cofounder, Jessica Eaves Mathews, that her biggest barrier to success was the lack of an e-commerce site to sell her company’s hand-sewn scrubs. Sara’s company, Batiks for Life – Scrubs on a Mission was partnering with another company which would alleviate many of the other barriers to begin working with womenContinue reading “Mission Over Impossible: Fueling Resolve”

Advice for Women Entrepeneurs

Since founding APPCityLife six years ago, I’ve often vacillated between guilt and gratitude – guilt over not being a stay-at-home mom anymore and gratitude for the many opportunities for growth. I’ve made peace (mostly) with the trade-offs, knowing that there is no real balance in life for anyone. Whatever we choose as our path in life, we lose out onContinue reading “Advice for Women Entrepeneurs”

Why I Don’t Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom

I recall the exact moment I decided that something had to change. I’d taken on a part-time position with a local museum which I’d taken specifically for the hours when my husband would be home with our three kids. And while I actually enjoyed the work, I also missed out on a lot – myContinue reading “Why I Don’t Feel Guilty for Being a Working Mom”