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Can Due Diligence Mess Up Your Intuition and Waste Your Time?
A few weeks ago, a blog post by Danielle LaPorte caught my eye, even more than her pieces usually do. Danielle is the creator of The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul, and author of the bestseller, The Fire Starter Sessions, and an inspiration inspiring speaker, poet and former think tank exec. In her piece, Team building philosophy, love at first sight, and meet my new crew! she discusses, as the title might suggest, her team building philosophy – which was largely, if not entirely, based on Danielle’s instincts and feelings – two things that women aren’t typically encouraged to use when managing or building teams.  → Read More
How an Idea Between Two Friends Turned into a Fast-Growing, Must-Read Newsletter for Women
A few months ago, a Facebook friend shared a glowing recommendation for TheSkimm, a daily newsletter delivered to your inbox at 6 am designed to help you get up to speed on the day’s headlines (tag line: We read. You Skimm). I checked it out and was hooked immediately, not only because of the content in it, but because of how it was delivered. I felt like I was reading an email about the news from one of my best friends. It is fresh, and at times funny, and I can read it while waiting for the toaster oven to ding. And I’m not the only one. Very early on TheSkimm hit 100,000 subscribers and on Monday, the start-up announced they had raised $1.1 million in seed funding to build their business.  → Read More
Breaking the Mold
How I Opened a Woman-owned Motorcycle Dealership and Became “Mama ROAR”
Ten years ago, if you had told me I would be answering to “Mama Roar” at a motorcycle dealership that I owned – while dealing with techs, painters, air brush artists, custom seat designers and a variety of other vendors and staff – I would have thought you had lost your mind. But here I am, storming one of the last male bastions we have in America, the motorcycle industry. How did it happen? Here’s my story.  → Read More
Breaking the Mold
Women in Engineering: Thriving in a Man’s World
When a male enrolls in college and selects a major such as engineering, the reactions from family and friends alike range from “Congratulations,” “What area is most interesting to you?” to “That’s impressive, good luck.  → Read More
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