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?

VMA 2013: What is up with Miley Cyrus? Do we care?

Miley Cyrus’ VMA 2013 Performance – did you see it? There are two camps:

1. Amazing, because everyone is talking about it.

2. Atrocious, because it was inappropriate.

Business shout-out aside, Miley is now blacklisted for my seven year-old daughter. But does my belief system for my daughter make it inappropriate for her to gyrate or be otherwise outrageous on stage? C’mon, we all know plenty of stars act nutty everyday.

Here’s the real reason people can’t stop talking about this:

Orange is the New Black (OITNB): The New Women’s Empowerment?

Why you think you are watching Orange is the New Black: There is an upper middle class girl who went to Smith who was put in a Federal penitentiary. Holy …!

Why you keep watching Orange is the New Black: The women – with a few, exceptions – find their inner strength against all odds. They find it together. They find it on their own. They find it. It’s awesome.

What parts were particularly impactful to you? Do tell.

#11 Case Study: Why Women Bosses Shouldn’t Permit Challenges to Their Authority

Janetta was a star employee. Two years ago she had been hired by her contracting firm out of a top school. She spoke a foreign language. She was assigned all the top projects. She was promoted. But in her new role, she encountered the most unlikely of push-back: From her trainer.

#10 HOW TO HAVE IT ALL – Four Stories

Why Women Still Can’t Have It All.

The story was sad. Anne-Marie Slaughter loved her dream job as director of policy planning at the State Department. But after protracted periods of leaving her two sons and husband at home five days each week while she was in Washington, she realized it wasn’t working.

The Whip: Celebrate Social Justice, Women’s Leadership, and Win

The Hot Mommas Project and Women Grow Business are celebrating actress / author Karen Kondazian’s June 18th Book Signing in DC at Barnes and Noble, Union Station at 5pm. If you continue to read, you’ll see what an amazing book this is for women and social justice. We’re giving away 10 FREE copies of The Whip for bloggers today + a free admission to the nationally award-winning Hot Mommas Project Digital Classroom for attendees of the book signing.