Burning bridges in business is never a good idea, particularly for female founders.

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.…

Gender equality is the right thing to do, and it’s good for business.

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,…

Protest, Berlusconi, Italian Women

The Berlusconi effect and Italian Women. Ladies, get your act together.

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…

Spinasse restaurant, great service and amazing food in Seattle

Thoughts on Service

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…

Apple Desktop

I thought I loved you Steve Jobs

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…