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What do We Expect From Marissa Mayer?

posted by Joan Ball

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer raised eyebrows when she took the helm of the faltering tech company last year. Not only was she the youngest ever female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, she was 5 months pregnant when she got […]

Choices, Choices, Choices: How Do You Decide?

posted by Joan Ball

I sat for about two hours yesterday with a student who asked me to help her figure out what to do next with her life. She is a senior, graduating in may with a near 4.0 cumulative average. She’s a […]

Behind the Mask: Is There a True Self?

posted by Joan Ball

This poem has been haunting me lately… No one lives his life. Disguised since childhood, haphazardly assembled from voices and fears and little pleasures, we come of age as masks. Our true face never speaks. Somewhere there must be storehouses […]

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Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In and 21st Century Feminism
This is Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. She wrote a book called Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead that hits stores tomorrow. In conjunction with the book, Sandberg is kicking off a movement that involves women coming together into 8-10 person "Lean In Circles" to encourage one another as t

posted 5:23:58pm Mar. 10, 2013 | read full post »

Dear Breadwinner...
What's the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term "Breadwinner"? How does this JC Penny commercial compare to that image and what does it say about 21st Century working woman's journey? How about the 21st Century working man? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTj4JV5Vaq

posted 1:40:26am Mar. 01, 2013 | read full post »

What do We Expect From Marissa Mayer?
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer raised eyebrows when she took the helm of the faltering tech company last year. Not only was she the youngest ever female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, she was 5 months pregnant when she got the gig. Don't worry, she assured tech watchers.  "My maternity leave will be a few

posted 5:28:51pm Feb. 25, 2013 | read full post »

Choices, Choices, Choices: How Do You Decide?
I sat for about two hours yesterday with a student who asked me to help her figure out what to do next with her life. She is a senior, graduating in may with a near 4.0 cumulative average. She's a hard worker with 3 or 4 internships at impressive companies under her belt. I was ready for the "how

posted 10:30:28am Feb. 22, 2013 | read full post »

Behind the Mask: Is There a True Self?
This poem has been haunting me lately... No one lives his life. Disguised since childhood, haphazardly assembled from voices and fears and little pleasures, we come of age as masks. Our true face never speaks. Somewhere there must be storehouses where all these lives are laid away like sui

posted 2:25:03am Feb. 02, 2013 | read full post »


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