Nigella Lawson Refuses to Airbrush

When Nigella Lawson – famous British chef – refused to airbrush her stomach for a TV promotion… many probably thought “A – MEN!”

Whether you think Nigella has much to air brush or not, the point is this: Nigella is honest. And her choice to be honest matters, a lot. It represents confidence and comfort and acceptance in and of herself. She is a role model for girls and women in this way. And we need that. Why?

Eating disorder statistics provided by the National Eating Disorder Association indicate that 10 million American women suffer from eating disorders.

#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?

Jen Sterling and Red Thinking Join Sisterhood of Success, Rock Mentors, Scale Business

Let us count the ways we heart Jen Sterling, founder of Red Thinking. Boy does this woman know how to rock the mentors. “Jen hung up the phone in her office at Red Thinking, a branding and marketing company. Her company is experiencing “growing pains” yet again and it is time to make important decisions. Balancing scale, identity and time available.The clock was ticking.” Read More…

Do You Have FOMO? (Fear of Missing Out)

Do you have FOMO? Fear of missing out.

As a result, do you sometimes feel you’re stretched in a million directions? Unable to focus on what’s most important.

One thing we see a lot of at the nationally award-winning women’s education venture The Hot Mommas Project is this: Women not spending enough time forming relationships with mentors.

Why does this happen?

Haute Mama in the City Thinks We’re Worthy

Holy compliment of compliments. The chic-ly (is this a word?) honest “Haute Momma in the City” has deemed the Hot Mommas Project’s SisU 2012 Academy worthy. Really worthy. And she drops some Yiddish in her post. How funny is she? #SisU2013 will take place in October of 2013. In the meantime, below are some highlight Read more about Haute Mama in the City Thinks We’re Worthy[…]

#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.

#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.