Saturday, October 24, 2020


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These 6 artists are writing new rules for business, innovation and technology.  Cole Haan wanted to celebrate that and give voice to those new rules.  That said, the company unveiled the line with a campaign that invited the six artists from around the world to envision the new rules of work, life and culture – projecting life in incredible ways.

Learn more.  Contest is over but here are the details and submissions.  #WriteNewRules

Saturday, October 17, 2020

How to Green Light Your Next Big Idea

Sarah Goff-Dupont for Fast Company says that for every brilliant idea that ends up making a big impact, there are probably 10 equally brilliant ideas that never even get the green light. 

Why? She says it often comes down to how the project is pitched. 

Without an understanding of who you’re pitching to, what keeps them up at night, and how your idea can further their goals, your chances of getting buy-in are slim.

Read on for strategies successful project leaders use to make sure their ideas get priority when it comes to allocating time and resources.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Focus Solely On What You Can Do

The constraints of the global pandemic removed so many options that men and women alike were forced to focus solely on what they could do, which has not only led to meaningful business outcomes, it's improved their personal life going forward.

Through these stories, you'll find inspiration and tactic level advice on how you can do the same for yourself and your business.

Oh, and the above resulted from a recent report by Morning Consult, which highlights an unfair division of labor between couples when it comes to household work and homeschooling, even when both parents are working remotely. 

Saturday, October 03, 2020

She Was on the Level

Retelling a moment, Lisa Caputo, executive vice president of marketing, communications, and customer experience at The Travelers Companies Inc. remembers working at the White House on the Sunday when President Bill Clinton interviewed Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) for her role on the Supreme Court. Caputo, as the article below states, was particularly taken aback by Ginsburg’s casual garb, juxtaposed with the President’s suit and tie. 

“She was on the level,” Caputo said, speaking during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women virtual summit on Thursday. “Disarmingly so.” The President remarked that he had “the conversation of a lifetime” with the Justice, Caputo recalled. 

Read the entire article to also hear from Anita Hill, professor of law, public policy, and women’s studies at Brandeis University, and others about the late, great RBG.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Calling All Female Entrepreneur Road Warriors

Let's face it.  With the global pandemic causing us to still be sequestered at home, many of us are eager to become digital traveling nomadic entrepreneurs – taking our business wherever we please provided we are servicing our customers beyond expectations.

If you have been thinking along these lines, this handy little app might help you.  The American Automobile Association (AAA) recently launched TripTik tool quiver (, with all of the Covid-related data a female entrepreneur road warrior could need or want.  Four things it does, among many others:

  1. Features to show roadway checkpoints
  2. Shows border closings with Canada and Mexico
  3. Lists travel restrictions at the city, county or state level
  4. Highlights confirmed cases of Covid-19 at the state/province and/or county level

Female entrepreneur road warriors can count on having the freshest information at their disposal.  Check it out.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Women's Liberal Champion, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dies at 87

#RuthGinsburg #RIP #fighter4women #wewillcontinueyourfight

Photo taken of the front page of the Wall Street Journal, 9/19/20 by Laurel J. Delaney.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Women Entrepreneurs Are Challenged During the Global Pandemic

In a recent four-part survey, the Babson’s Diana International Research Institute researched challenges women entrepreneurs face as a result of COVID-19. And, though the results trace a ripple effect of declining revenue for women-owned businesses to issues with work-life balance and support, research fellow Amanda Elam says a potential fix is simpler than it might appear.

Read on to see what it starts with.