I Strike For Her

I am a privileged white woman. I own a business, am married, have a 20-month-old daughter, and a husband who took the day away from the office to work from home and took over all home and childcare duties, so that I could strike. Women's rights issues are different for…

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Why You March

As the new Donald Trump administration transitions into the executive branch, women across the world are reacting. As we were reminded of during the campaign, and after the election, women's opinions are diverse. This weekend, some will be marching in Washington and in sister marches around the world. Others will…

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The New Hillary Clinton Fashion Conversation

As the first female presidential candidate leading a major party ticket, Hillary Clinton is no stranger to critiques, especially when it comes to her fashion choices. Along side any discussion of her latest speech, there is always a commentator remarking on her hair, style, and of course pantsuit choice. Fortunately,…

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A Conversation: All The Feels About 'Feel Like'

A few weeks ago The New York Times issued the latest directive on casual speech. The new targeted phrase? “I Feel Like." In a Week in Review op-ed the writer Molly Worthen, an author and professor at the University of South Carolina, told readers to stop using the phrase she…

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Turning Life's Work into Daily Work

For Lucy Keoni, choosing a new project or job has not been just about building her career, but about structuring her life around the issues that she feels are most important. Like, not just working in finance, but starting a conference to teach young girls financial literacy. Learning mobile product…

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Times Are Changing

As a member of the Baby Boomer generation and the proud mother of two successful and well educated female millennials (one a new mother), I found this article to be both uplifting and dispiriting at the same time. I want to begin by qualifying that I am Canadian and probably…

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Making The Leap Of Faith

During my freshman year at American University, I found myself standing on a platform about 25 feet in the air, clutching a trapeze bar, preparing to jump with no prior training or experience. As I stared at my toes peeping over the edge and gripped the bar with shaky hands,…

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When The Promotion Happens

A little over a year ago I took a leap and threw my hat in the ring for a big promotion at my organization. Up until that moment, I had been complacent about my work, and knew I was only giving 70% when I could have been giving 100%. I…

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Taking It Like A Man

There’s something to be said for that first feeling of full adulthood independence. I’m not talking about the first time you leave home or the first time your parents let you drive the car on your own. I’m talking about the first few moments of living in…

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Facing Failure

A little over three years ago, I submitted the following in my application to the Ross School of Business: I am launching a company called BetterHope, which is an ecommerce website for socially and environmentally responsible clothing. Currently, I am iterating on my business plan, building a supply network, and…

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