A Reminder to Smell the Roses

A Reminder to Smell the Roses

Next week, my daughter turns 45. How did that happen? Hard to believe for sure, and for those of you who are mothers as well, I’m sure you recognize how the birth of your first child marks a huge shift in your life. From that day forward, you are never the same. Your...
Gendered Ageism Affects Women’s Job Security And Financial Viability

Gendered Ageism Affects Women’s Job Security And Financial Viability

“I believe I have unlimited potential but it is not supported by others due to my age (53) as if I’m not relevant anymore – hard to fight that bias when it’s pervasive.” unemployed woman in advertising/marketing   Gendered ageism is the...
The Challenges Of Sponsorship In A Remote/Hybrid Work Environment

The Challenges Of Sponsorship In A Remote/Hybrid Work Environment

When Jaimee Eddington, regional leader at Heidrick & Struggles’ America Region, first joined the firm, she had a strong sponsor who not only helped her learn the art of executive search, but helped to elevate her work across the organization. He was intentional...
What were you doing on 9/11?

What were you doing on 9/11?

On September 11th 2001, I got up really early to drive to LaGuardia Airport and catch an 8 am flight to Raleigh, North Carolina. I had just joined a healthcare tech firm as VP of Sales and the headquarters was in Raleigh. My involvement in this new start up was...
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all? I admit that I check myself out in the mirror often. Some days I’m ok with what I see and some days, well…I’m hypercritical. I realize, of course, that any self-criticism can be based more on recent life...