What Everyone Needs in the Face of a Great Challenge

two friends practicing social distancing while smiling and hiking up a mountainOur friend and happiness expert Shawn Achor once shared that if you view a mountain by yourself, your brain will perceive it to be 10 to 20 percent steeper than if you view it while standing next to a friend who is going to climb it with you.Well, friends, we're standing next to you (from six feet away, of course) as you view what might feel like a mountain of new challenges. Think of us as the friendly crew that's helping find the best guides, tips, and inspiration to help you succeed.That's why this month we launched these new resources and initiatives:

We've also increased the frequency of our newsletter to keep you informed and connected to this vital community of women supporting women. If you know a friend or colleague who could benefit from joining us, please share this newsletter with them. New readers, sign up here.Two final notes:
  • Young women from underserved communities who are prospective college students need our help now. Please consider giving to our partner, ScholarMatch.
  • The 2020 Conference will go on, and registration will begin in June. Read our statement.

More from the April 2020 Newsletter

How to Clean Out Your Inbox Without Guilt

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAE-mail is not dead. Just ask TechCrunch king, Michael Arrington. At one point Arrington revealed through his blog that he had over 2,400 unread e-mails in his inbox and another 721 unread messages in his Facebook inbox—well over two thousand unread messages. What is the world coming to if the technological elite can’t keep up? Read More

Posted in blog, Career, Speaker Articles

When in Transition, Think Like a Trapeze Artist

Whitney-Johnsonsm“I’d like this to be a smooth transition.”  If you’ve ever been fired, you’ve likely heard a version of this oxy-moronic phrase.  Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Beauty is the moment of transition, as if the form were just ready to flow into other forms.” But when one has just plunged into the abyss of a transition, beauty as a descriptor isn’t the first word that comes to mind. Read More

Posted in blog, Career, Speaker Articles

IMAGINE: Pay It Forward

Charley-Johnsonsm-120x90by Charley Johnson

Imagine a world where more people did the little things each day that made them feel better.

Imagine a world where a simple smile could have an impact on someone struggling with their day.

Imagine a person helping another person simply because they saw someone who needed help. Read More

Posted in blog, Speaker Articles

Giving Back

SONY DSCby Meredith Walker

I was fortunate to grow up in a family where giving back to others was part of how we saw the world. My dad is an Episcopal priest and my mom has had the harder job of being the spouse of an Episcopal priest. Together, they were humanitarians and activists.

Mom volunteered with gravely ill children and dad volunteered as a teacher at a school for inner city kids. My brother, sister, and I knew from an early age that our parents had been involved in the Civil Rights Movement when they were younger. We watched them befriend and fight for people with AIDS when doing so was not popular at all. We saw them counsel people who needed help. We saw them open our home to their friends who needed a safe place to be. I’m grateful for that upbringing. And I’m also grateful that they showed us to lead this kind of life with a good sense of humor. That makes trying to do the right thing, no matter how unpopular, not hurt so much. That was how we saw the world we were growing into. Read More

Posted in blog, Speaker Articles

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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