Can You Handle the Truth?

Sick of Women’s Confidence’ Yet? The Truth Behind All the Women’s Empowerment Books.

Sometimes, I get the sense a women’s empowerment book comes out and we’ll say: “I need to be that person, and I’m really pond scum until I Lean In, step up, Thrive, or otherwise do all the things this person did to become a superhero…holding a Red Bull latte..in a private jet.”

What IS it that is touching a nerve about these books?

What is “right” for you? Have you defined it?

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Major Category Winner, Charles Schwab Financial Literacy (video): Whitney Johnson

Across from my Working Girl-ish type desk was a bullpen which was essentially a locker room for twenty-something guys aspiring to become masters of the universe. Because the pressure was so intense in this testosterone-filled room, they inevitably went for the hard sell in opening new accounts, saying things like “Throw down your pom-poms and get in the game.” Read More…

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Lydia Fernandes & MotivMode Join the Sisterhood of Success – Tackle Holy Grail (Work-Life Balance)

You’ve often heard us joke (and whine) about balance, but Lydia Fernandes of MotivMode went straight for joy. Her daughters inspire her to find it. Think “tutu.” “My daughter began crying in the mornings about not wanting to take the bus to school….Helping her daughter use that self-awareness to work through…the situation…was this child’s first taste of self-empowerment.” Read More…

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#9 LEAD – Three Leadership Lessons for Women

Do you consider yourself a leader? Are you raising a leader? What does it even take to be a leader these days?
Unfortunately, as the pretty hilarious DeathStar PR Tweet above states: Some believe it’s about demonstrating power, but when it doesn’t work out too well, then it becomes about how well you can hide mistakes or blame it on others.

As we say in the Frey household: Blame is Lame. And as such, let’s get into the first lesson of true leadership. If you master these three, you’ll be the darling of corporate America, your own company, or the best camp counselor that ever was.

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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Childhood Abuse Victim Overcomes Obstacles and Starts Business: Kenya McRae’s Story

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: Madison Cooke, GW student and Hot Mommas Project intern.

Featured case: Kenya McRae’s “Proving People Wrong; Following Your Dreams.

Case themes include: family, confidence, individuality, dreams, societal pressures, and balance.

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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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