The Time’s Up movement is shining a light on the significant gap within the advertising industry for equal representation between genders, at all levels within organizations. My own journey within the industry launched me into a path of entrepreneurship when I found I could no longer advance at the male dominated agency I worked in. … Continue reading Burning bridges in business is never a good idea, particularly for female founders.
Today is International Women’s Day. Observed since 1911, the day celebrates women’s achievements and shines a light on gender equality—or the lack thereof. The day brings together governments, businesses, nonprofits, and public institutions and is celebrated around the world. The theme this year is #PressForProgress, a strong call to motivate and unite communities to think, … Continue reading Gender equality is the right thing to do, and it’s good for business.
Before we get into this post, let me state a few ground rules. I am not a feminist. I grew up in a home with a father who worked and a mother who stayed at home early in my childhood. All the traditional fixings of an Italian father, and an American mother. But that all … Continue reading The Berlusconi effect and Italian Women. Ladies, get your act together.
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the service industry. Having grown up in it, my parents owned a grocery store for 30+ years, and having spent my career in it, it’s not a foreign concept to me. Still, I am often surprised (even today) when I have an amazing experience at one of … Continue reading Thoughts on Service
This subject is a little tired for me. Unfortunately as people within my network get through Walter Isaacson’s biography on Steve Jobs, the discussion continues on. First and foremost, I love Apple products. I’ve always loved Apple products. I financed my first computer, a Macintosh Classic, at the University of Washington bookstore. It took me … Continue reading I thought I loved you Steve Jobs