Building a World Where a Sisterhood of Success Replaces Mean Girls

Research shows that around age 11, girls can begin to experience deficits in what is called “self-efficacy.” In layperson’s terms, this is the feeling of “I can do that.” It doesn’t stop there. As the instructor of a nationally award winning women’s leadership course, I’m called into corporations where I hear about…well…grown up versions of “Mean Girls.” Is there a connection to that 11 year-old?

#49 – 15 Needles Goal Setting: Building a Million Dollar Business Part Time

When I sat down to do the 2014 goals and planning for the Hot Mommas Project, somehow, I knew it was going to be different….I shaped my four major 2014 goal categories around the experience that day, pretty much violating every covenant of planning.

#14 FIND SUPPORT – Power Plays for Women: Behind Every Woman is a Supportive Partner

When the Hot Mommas Project and the George Washington School of Business Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence did a national survey of 269 high-drive working women, it was in the midst of the opting out media firestorm. It was clear what wasn’t working. The story that wasn’t being told was this: What WAS working?

From Voice-over Artist to “Kindie” Rock Star: Ashley Albert’s Case

“She blurted out “Ashley Albert has a kids band” and then called me 10 minutes later, hunkered in the corner of her office, saying “Oh my gosh, I don’t even know why I said it- how soon can you put a band together?'”

Student reaction: “The reason Ms. Albert’s case is so inspiring to me is because she doesn’t sugarcoat the truth.”

From the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series: Ashley Albert’s case, “From Dream Job to Dream Job in 1000 Easy Steps

Case themes include: family, confidence, start-up, music , individuality, dreams, change, and balance.

Student contributor: Hot Mommas Project intern and GW graduate Rachel Roizen.

The Hot Mommas Project Learning Series showcases a female role model’s story selected by a student. Role models are tied to women’s success. Read, listen, and learn. More about the Hot Mommas Project here and here. Want to be a featured student? Contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

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From Challenging Childhood to Celebrated Writer: Delores Williams’ Case

“At the age of 15, she had had enough, and did the thing her mother had done, she walked out the door to never return.”

Student reaction: It was stories like that of Delores Williams which allowed me to change my mentality and use the energy I put into justifying my failures to exploring the opportunities I did have and to succeed.

From The Hot Mommas Project Learning Series: Delores Williams’ “Moving From Abandonment to Defining Herself

Case themes include: professional drive and creativity, family, confidence, individuality, dreams, change, and relationships.

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern Kaitlyn McAuliffe.

The Hot Mommas Project Learning Series showcases a female role model’s story selected by a students. Role models are tied to women’s success. Read, listen, and learn. More about the Hot Mommas Project here and here. Want to be a featured student? Contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Continue reading Delores Williams’ story and Kaitlyn’s reaction…

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Multitalented Woman Searches for Professional Niche: Tyra Hilliard’s Case

Welcome to the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series where we showcase a Hot Mommas Project case selected by a student team member or guest.  The series is targeted toward educators and leadership groups seeking authentic role models in addition to business/career lessons.  A complementary podcast accompanies each blog post.  Episodes feature interviews with Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey and student contributors.

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern Ximena Iacono.

Featured case: Tyra Hilliard’s  “Living with the Professional Itch

Case themes include: family, confidence, moving, careers, change, and balance.

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Health Care Exec Quits Corporate Job to Empower Other Women: Jennifer Moore’s Case

Welcome to the Hot Mommas Project Learning Series where we showcase a Hot Mommas Project case selected by a student team member or  guest.  The series is targeted toward educators and leadership groups seeking authentic role models in addition to business/career lessons.  A complementary podcast accompanies each blog post.  Episodes feature interviews with Hot Mommas Project founder Kathy Korman Frey and student contributors.

Student contributor: GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern Ximena Iacono.

Featured case: Jennifer Moore’s “When Success is No Longer Enough

Case themes include: family, confidence, goals, careers, change, and balance.

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