She’s Not Sorry, She’s Authentic

“Sensitivity, sensitivity, I’m just loaded with that,” my daughter sang in the role of Queen Aggravain, a very insensitive ruler in her school’s production of Once Upon a Mattress. Today, the word is authenticity and who isn’t striving to be loaded with it? Be yourself. Be real. You be you. It’s been the thorn in…

The Blessings of Bossy and other “B” words

Bossy: (adj.) fond of giving people orders; domineering: “she was headlong, bossy, scared of nobody, and full of vinegar” synonyms: domineering · pushy · overbearing · imperious · officious · high-handed · authoritarian · dictatorial · controlling · high and mighty antonyms: submissive Driving through rush hour traffic, my thoughts were interrupted by Sheryl Sandberg,…

A rich, powerful guy walks into a room…

Have you heard this one before? A rich, powerful guy walks into a room full of women and interrupts their conversation midstream. If only this were the opening line of a joke. Instead it’s a reality we recently faced while leading a workshop for entrepreneurial women based on Power Through Partnership: How Women Lead Better…