A few weeks ago, the sisters of the Alpha Omega Epsilon engineering sorority at the University of Virginia invited me to speak after reading a previous blog post I had written, Advice For The Next Generation Of Tech Women. I shared with them a combination of both anecdotal and evidence-based considerations as they looked forward to beginning their professional…

I read and hear a lot of the same ideas that are geared toward women, advising them how they can be at their best as leaders and successful in the workplace. And a lot of this advice is past its prime. In the New Year, here’s what I propose as a new paradigm to help…

A few weeks ago, I attended the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. It was a fantastic opportunity to interact with women who have recently started their careers in computing. I had many conversations where, as both a technical professional and an executive coach, I was asked for advice on how to be successful…

I had the privilege in June of presenting at two conferences that focus on women in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).  One of the big topics at both conferences was how to raise the level of participation of women in STEM fields, particularly as they progress to higher levels of management and leadership, since…

The dearth of women in leadership positions is getting a lot of attention these days; the September issue of the Harvard Business Review Magazine is just one example.  Like many of us, I tend to reflect on this subject in terms of my own experience.  My education was in engineering, a field in which, according…

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