Still Hiding After All These Years

Backstage after her Oscar win for best supporting actress, Viola Davis, 51, spoke with Good Morning America’s Amy Robach about how she felt. Davis acknowledged she had long struggled with imposter syndrome and it wasn’t until recently that she came to realize she did in fact know exactly what she was doing after 30 years […]

2016 Breakfast with Grace Highlights (video)

This year I was “over-the-top” at being chosen as an honoree for Grace Institute’s annual fundraising event, “Breakfast with Grace.” For each of the 115 years that this wonderful organization has been in existence, 300 women have received a tuition-free six-month job skills training program to prepare them for entry-level office positions. Within one year […]

Do Women-Only Business Events Really Work for Women?

Have women-only conferences and workshops failed in their goal to advance the careers of the women who attend by leaving the guys out? Given the snail’s pace progress of women on gender pay equity and advancement to senior levels, it’s a provocative question being raised by more and more people, and one that I wrestled […]

Should Women Say “We” Not “I” When Promoting Themselves?

In a word, no! After two decades of coaching professionals at every rung of the corporate ladder, I want to set the record straight when it comes to females and self-promotion. First, it’s essential. Second, women need to think twice about following the advice in Sheryl Sandberg’s latest book suggesting they should stick to saying “we” […]