As a self-branded cautious optimist, I always loved the promise that seemed to beckon with each turning of a new year… and it always made me a little nervous. In our Horatio Alger-esque way, we treat every New Year’s like.
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The working world is filled with many executives… and fortunately, for the future of humanity, the world is well-supplied with mothers. However, when you combine the two into one woman, a rather fantastic alchemy can occur. Yet “executive moms” are a group that we humbly submit is the most undervalued, undersupported “giant niche” across the globe. In 2002, Executive Moms was born out of that insight – and the simple recognition that when you give already pretty fabulous women like this the simple gift of connection with other women like themselves (along with a few helpful tips and ideas), they (or rather, we) are truly capable of anything.
Two years ago this weekend my friend Jennifer Goodman Linn finally succumbed to the sarcoma that robbed her of so much… and yet also became the basis for her vast and enduring legacy as the founder with her husband David.
As someone who has always fed on popular culture it’s perhaps not surprising that I wound up with a career in marketing; I’m my own best consumer of the images we media create, even/especially as I should have a critic’s.
Among its many profound effects that I consider often in my professional as well as personal life, social media has become a giant lighting rod for rushes to judgement. And so when Marissa Mayer, the not-even-40, new-mother+CEO of Yahoo!.
One of things that fascinates me about many of my thoroughly modern (executive) mom friends, is how many of them still infuse their fast-paced lives with activities that seem almost nostalgic in nature – like my corporate lawyer friend who.
With Thanksgiving approaching (my favorite holiday for its non-denominational nature and near-universal underlying sentiment) I’ve been wrestling with how having a genuine philanthropic spirit doesn’t always line up with actually dedicating yourself philanthropically, at least as much as we might.
When I heard that one of my favorite Twitter “girlfriends,” Cindy Morrison, had written a book called “Girlfriends 2.0,” I knew it was a subject I wanted to highlight, harkening back to one of our very first Executive Moms events.
When The Today Show was putting together a piece related to working moms this week, I was glad to be enlisted as an expert. Take a look at the segment here). However, I can admit now that I had some.
Ok, so the “Sandwich Generation” concept isn’t exactly a fresh one. Yet in all of our focus on the duality that “Executive Mom” suggests – an intricate if imperfect choreography between our roles as professional and parent – what about.