At 50: A Retrospective on Choosing Motherhood over Corporate Leadership
Yesterday morning, being Mother’s Day, my husband and kids asked where I wanted to go to celebrate. I told them I just wanted to stay home on that rainy day, and cocoon with them in our family room. I was in my PJs and I just wanted to relish my time with them. I had …
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YOU are the Only Antidote to these Uncertain Times. What Footprints Do You Choose to Leave?
What I know for sure is that each of us can choose what we take in from the outside world. Each of us has a choice to filter our world and create a life of our choice. We are not without control. And so this is my charge, my mission: To engender the BEST SELF and BELONGING in as many people as I can. I turn to you: What is your charge, in these times?
5 Questions to Pinpoint Your 2017 Career Goals
It’s January. Naturally, our human cycle likes beginnings and endings. So go with the flow: Make time this long holiday weekend to define your 2017 career goals! When we set life goals, we tend to be both excited and anxious: “I really hope that I will…” as well as “but what if it doesn’t pan out? I’ll be so …
Ways to Help Students Cope with Post-Election Anxieties and Harassment
Last week, I was coaching an international alumni working in the US who asked me if she would be safe to work in the US even though she already has an H1-B visa. Will that change? What should she do? Should she expedite her permanent residency process? She was truly concerned. Another student I know, …
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Hard Work Doesn't Pay Off
Hard work and efficacious results gets you a table in the office. It doesn’t necessarily give you better projects or a bigger title and office.
It's Time American Universities Take Responsibility for International Chinese Students' Welfare
As I read the Wall Street Journal article, “Heavy Recruitment of Chinese Students Sows Discord on US Campuses” my heart sank. I felt my heart’s sadness for the Chinese student, Chutian Shao, mentioned in the article, and simultaneously deep disappointment at our institutions of higher learning for allowing this craziness to go on — and impatience with the …
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A Leading CEO Who is Honest, Caring and Practical About Race in the Workplace
I had the wonderful pleasure of being a panelist at the Blue Cross Blue Shield “Racial Diversity in Today’s Workplace” event last week. While many leaders talk about their commitment to diversity and inclusion, I felt a deep sense of personal commitment when their CEO, Andrew Dreyfus gave his opening remarks. I found myself swelling …
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Does Your Use of Time Serve YOU?
I run a business that I love. The only reason I do it is because I care deeply about its impact. My use of time has to matter. More than ever, time is perishably precious. Precisely because of its perishability I’ve had to mold and partner with time…Time has taught me that it is malleable and I can do with it as I choose. I have learned that with clarity of my values and purpose, time for work and life can be molded to fit in form and function. It may take some wrangling and iterations, but that’s also the process of life.
African-American Professor Portraits Defaced at Harvard – From Rage to Sadness to Compassionate Curiosity
In this moment, I have only one response. Compassion. Compassion for all involved and affected. We must open ourselves to a possibility beyond a clear right or wrong. We have to go beyond believing that a punitive measure will address the real issue. What we need is authentic understanding of each other.