Blogs

Plan Wisely, Be Smart, and Let’s Take Care of Each Other

Katrina, Matthew, Harvey and now Irma. Harvey is barely dry and the video of people stranded has left an indelible impression of the wrath of Mother Nature and the life-changing impact that it can bring. We remain warmed by the big hearts and concerted efforts of our neighbors across the nation who have made Houston their home away from home to provide support and resources. We did not have the next number on the storm line, but here we are, sitting ducks, awaiting the perverse pleasure of one of... more...

The Power of Sharing Your Story

It is happening everywhere; it is that time of year when kids are going back to school. From kindergarten to college, my friends and family are dealing with the annual send off and the array of emotions that include gratitude that you will once again have a semblance of control over your household, to the genuine pining of the heart for those kids who are moving out or away. For the parents of college freshmen, this is a particularly poignant time as the family dynamics truly shift. As I send my... more...

Like a Boss

There is nothing better than diving into a great article about gender equality and seeing two amazing friends—and members of the Generation W community—quoted (shout-out to Gerri Elliott, prominent business woman, board member, and founder of Broadrooms, and Shelley Diamond, Chief Client Officer at Young & Rubicam!). The New York Times article made the social media rounds a few weeks ago because it addressed a topic that continues to get deserved attention: Women as CEOs. More specifically,... more...

The Gift of Female Presence

GoldieBlox, the toy company with a focus on promoting engineering as a career for young girls, recently launched a new #BeLikeHer campaign celebrating female role models in sports, politics, and STEM. The video does a wonderful job showcasing the importance of role models. Finding powerful and positive role models for young girls shouldn’t be hard, right? After all, so many of them instantly come to mind (and can be found in the GoldieBlox video) such as athlete Serena Williams, NASA engineer... more...

For the LOVE of the Game

Sports has been a language of love and opportunity for me for most of my life. My passion still burns hot when it comes to the values and benefits that sports deliver, and how important it is for young girls to have every opportunity to participate. It’s been a few weeks of pure delight as I am still relishing from the wonderful gathering at the #BlogHer17 event and the great conversation I had with amazing women such as Laurie Hernandez, Jessi Miley-Dyer, Dani Rylan and Gabby Reece. One of... more...

Creating Content for the Greater Good

Last week, I had the honor of being part of the Main Stage at #BlogHer17, the largest gathering in the country for women content creators, entrepreneurs, and industry luminaries. During a time when fake news and cyber bullying are a part of our everyday discussions and news feeds, it was nice to spend a weekend surrounded by thought leaders who were using social media to create a positive impact in this world. We can all contribute to the positive voices that elevate. I could not have been more proud to... more...

How Daughters Influence Their Dads

As we reflect on the special men in our lives this weekend, our dads, we thought it would be nice to give a shout out to some very special fathers. A positive father-daughter relationship has such a strong imprint on a young girl’s life. We are so proud of all the dads in our Generation W community who consistently show up and step up on behalf of not only their daughters but on behalf of girls everywhere—knowing that elevating the voices of women, elevates us all. We are hard at work on our... more...

It’s OK to Drop the Ball

School is out and while the weather warms and classes come to a halt, our to-do-lists are still very much in session. Feeling guilty about the prospect of spending time for fun? While summers offer the promise of a family road trip or vacation, or perhaps this is the summer where you strike one off the bucket list, all the planning and coordinating still feels rather daunting. When the defacto answer is “BUSY!” to the question of “How you are doing?”, we must do better. Women’s... more...

We Love You Mom!

Well, one thing is true, we all have mothers. They bring us into the world and for that we are grateful. To those of them who have nurtured us, wiped our noses (and other places), assured us, cheered us and fed us, we are grateful. For those of us who now have children of our own and know first hand the struggles and the joys of motherhood, we are even more grateful.  They say that mom knows best. I smile as I write that, as I can remember letting my mom know, in no uncertain terms more than once,... more...

Connectivity: Doing More Together Than We Can Imagine

Last week I watched 70-year-old Kathrine Switzer cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Kathrine made history by becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry back in 1967—even as race officials tried to physically stop her. It took five additional years for women to be officially invited to participate in the race. Her efforts and her story still resonate. It is the stories of our shared imaginings and successes that provide such welcomed inspirations, and connect... more...