The time for thanksgiving is upon us and I have much to be thankful for. I’m truly blessed to have a business that feeds my soul and a business partner who gets me – I am grateful for Ask Ajna and for Marian. I’m also grateful for you – thank you for supporting our mission to help professional women find their power and true voices. To show my appreciation, I’d like to sha ...[Read More]
Almost every little girl loves being a princess. Some of us big girls do, too, we’ve just replaced our tiaras and wands with hair extensions and designer handbags. But, we’re much more than just princesses. Girls can be anything they want to be, even scientists and engineers. The key is to harness that girl power and get girls building, creating and constructing. Men Dominate Science and Engine ...[Read More]
We all have those silent, internal conversations in our heads. Chances are you’re doing it right now. Sometimes the conversations are neutral, or actually helpful – like when you talk yourself out of having that second (or third) donut. But, sometimes the voice in your head is negative, even destructive – like when you beat yourself up for having a donut at all. What you may not realize i ...[Read More]
If you go beyond the country thang and look behind the hair, the make-up and “the girls,” you’ll find Dolly Parton – a legend, an extraordinary business woman and an inspiration for women. Anyone who knows me well knows I’m a huge Dolly fan, not for her music for her business savvy and the way she’s lived her life. Parton has been quoted as saying, “You’ll never do a whole lot unless ...[Read More]
Any successful woman who’s been in the workforce for more than a decade has either experienced or is acutely aware of the glass ceiling. Did you know that once a woman breaks through the glass ceiling, she often finds herself on a glass cliff?
Citi and LinkedIn published the third installment of their Today’s Professional Women survey last week with some encouraging and interesting results. While the study didn’t address the gender wage gap or the lack of women in senior leader positions, Citi and LinkedIn have revealed a noteworthy path for women’s career success. Here are findings highlighted in a Business Wire summary of the study ...[Read More]
Remember when you were a child and you dreamed about what you wanted to be when you grew up? Have you followed that dream or have you just let your career happen? We generally start off with good intentions, then life intervenes and your career plan (if you even had one) gets lost along the way. Whether you’re just starting your career or you’re a seasoned veteran whose career detoured years ago ...[Read More]
We’ve all done it, some of us have been the subject of it, and there’s no doubt that it exists in almost every workplace – office gossip! Just the utterance of these two words will either make you cringe or start salivating. Of course we all know we shouldn’t gossip, but we’re human and for some reason, many of us just can’t help ourselves. I’d like to think that most people don’t intend an ...[Read More]
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to end violence against women and their children. We all know someone who's been a victim. Wear a purple ribbon in recognition and discover five more ways to help end violence against women.
Truly great leaders are those that have a positive impact not only at work, but in life. Here are 4 important factors to keep in mind as you think about leaving your legacy as a leader.