Women@Work: Work, Race & Prejudice

“What is it you most dislike? Stupidity, especially in its nastiest forms of racism and superstition.” ~ Christopher Hitchens When I wake up most mornings, I take an extra few minutes to lie quietly and just allow my body to wake up. Often, I will say a little word of thanks to God while I wait. At…

Women@Work: What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

picture source “Now I think it’s one of the most useless questions an adult can ask a child—What do you want to be when you grow up? As if growing up is finite. As if at some point you become something and that’s the end.” ~ Michelle Obama, Becoming I have been very unwell lately….

Women@Work: Check Yourself

“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” ~ Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” I wrote a lot of exams over the course of my law degree. Like…

Fear in Adam Grant’s “Originals”

“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” ~ H.P. Lovecraft Fear. Who hasn’t been afraid? Not me. I have been afraid of many things: my mother’s slap. Embarrassment. Heartbreak. Failure. Being inadequate. A pack of rogue stray dogs (long story). Herdboys who…

Tis’ the Season for Reflection and Gratitude

“Learn to be thankful for what you already have while you pursue all that you want.” ~ Jim Rohn The holiday season is upon us and as the businesses around us prepare to take a break for this annual period of rest, it makes sense that the weekly women@work feature takes a little Christmas break…

Women@Work: Show me your battle dress and I will show you mine

  I love every adaptation and variation of Sherlock Holmes. One of the more iconic moments made for TV happened in the episode of “Sherlock” in which Sherlock finally meets “The Woman”, Irene Adler. In anticipation of Sherlock’s arrival and the battle royale of strategy and wit that would follow, Irene is seen trying on…

Women@Work: “Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder”

“Careers are a jungle gym not a ladder” ~ Sheryl Sandberg I love reading and I am currently re-reading “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. I rushed through it last year or so and there is only so much justice you can do to a book when you are pregnant and tired. One of the things…