Women’s Leadership

Because I’m Happy

Because I’m Happy

I’ve had an epiphany the last few months – I can choose to be happy. My job will not make me happy, nor will more money. What I have to share makes me happy. My family and friends makes me happy. So how can you find happiness? We are hearing a lot about being happy these days. Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy” is played almost every minute somewhere. It’s been stu ...[Read More]

Build Confidence By Faking It

Build Confidence By Faking It

Most of us are more attracted to people who exude confidence.  And, when given a choice, we’ll trust and believe in a confident person over someone who appears less confident.  That’s why so many politicians and executives seem to get away with a lot of crap.  Confidence is a key leadership attribute and a crucial ingredient for workplace advancement.  So, what should you do to build your confiden ...[Read More]

The Working Women of the CIA

The Working Women of the CIA

In which Federal Government agency do working women hold 62% of the top jobs?  Department of Education?  How about Energy?  Maybe the FBI?  Would you believe it’s the Central Intelligence Agency?  Yes, the CIA has recognized that women have the right stuff, even if movies and fiction historically haven’t recognized it.  According to an Ann Curry interview with the CIA, 5 of the 8 top p ...[Read More]

Hello Dolly! A Legend and Inspiration for Women

Hello Dolly!  A Legend and Inspiration for Women

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]

Courage, Compassion, and Connection: How The Women in the Senate Moved the Unmovable

Courage, Compassion, and Connection: How The Women in the Senate Moved the Unmovable

I started Oprah and Brene’ Brown’s Life Class eCourse Sunday morning and I thought it went well with the topic I had chosen for my blog this week:  Courage, Compassion and Connection – Tools for a Wholehearted Journey.  Last week we saw how important that was when 20 women in the Senate broke the stalemate created by the last few years of bickering in Congress. The women in the Senate had created ...[Read More]

Why Women in Leadership? The Bottom Line

Why Women in Leadership? The Bottom Line

The Women's Empowerment Principles (WEP) has a message for companies – having women on their boards and in senior executive positions is not just the right thing to do, but also increases company performance, leading to better bottom line results. Plus, 3 strategies to enhance your bottom line and increase your chances of advancing into a senior leadership role,