What Is She Reading?

What Is She Reading? Alexis Sclamberg

I recently had the good fortune of reading Tama Kieves’s upcoming book Inspired & Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding In Your Life’s Work! before it even hit the shelves. For those of us pursuing work we love—the kind that calls us, moves us, energizes and excites us—it’s a must-read. I’ve already recommended it to all of my close friends and I’ll tell you, too: you have to get your hands on this book. Read More

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What Is She Reading? Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

In fall 2005, my daughter was in 4th grade and I was doing my homework, visiting schools of all types—public, charter and private.  My reality was within six months, we would have to make a decision regarding her middle school and high school academic experiences.

I took on an investigative fact-finding mission and approached the researching of multiple school options available to parents; public, private, Catholic, Charter and single sex. As a proud product of the Philadelphia High School for Girls, a public single sex school, I knew in my heart and in my gut that a single sex education was my preferred first choice for my daughter. Being one who has complete respect for research and data in my professional life, I was no doubt leaning on research and data as I studied what was in our daughter’s best interest for the next chapter of her academic journey. Read More

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What Is She Reading? Judith von Seldeneck

Below, Judith von Seldeneck, member of our Advisory Council, offers her thoughts on “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” in the first edition of “What is She Reading?”

Book Overview: In Anna Quindlen’s new memoir, “Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning author applies her characteristic warmth and humor to an all-too-familiar topic: aging. As in her beloved New York Times columns, Quindlen explores the wants and needs of women at every life stage, concluding that every age is worth celebrating. Read More

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