We Need a Million SMART Women

We Need a Million SMART Women

My stomach is on fire.  I am not sleeping well.  As I write this, my head is still pounding.  My brain feels like it is stuffed inside a snare drum that relentlessly beats on . . . rat-a-tat-tat . . . by a crazed, grinning wild man. Stop it, I tell myself.  You are...
Why You Need Instant Courage and How to Get It

Why You Need Instant Courage and How to Get It

I just returned from my WE – Women Effect seminar in Silicon Valley.  I find it so rewarding because I am able to see powerful positive change happen to the participants right before my eyes.  The formula for personal change is very simple: change your mind and your...
The 7 Laws of Empowerment That Are Making You Frustrated

The 7 Laws of Empowerment That Are Making You Frustrated

Every day I battle to defeat the psychology of discrimination. Invisible discrimination creates work cultures in which very smart and capable people are systematically disempowered and slowly turned into compliant robots. I use the term invisible discrimination...
What Tech Executives Don’t Understand About Talent

What Tech Executives Don’t Understand About Talent

In a recent interview, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty said what most tech executives say about the growing talent shortage.  She said we need more STEM education.  She advocated channeling more students in to science, technology engineering and math courses. That’s of course...
How You and Hillary Can Win

How You and Hillary Can Win

Do you wonder what the world would be like if half of our world leaders, military commanders, parliaments and cabinets were composed of women?  Would the world be more prosperous, more educated, less violent, less environmentally destructive, more . . . well, better?...
Think Like a Goddess Rules

Think Like a Goddess Rules

Maintaining your psychological balance is difficult.  Human thinking is loaded with land mines.  Our thoughts about our significant relationships and life experiences constantly churn in the daily whirlpool of trivial events, superficial relationships, personal moods...
Why Diversity Programs Suck

Why Diversity Programs Suck

I use the word ‘Suck’ in the title for two reasons. First, there’s overwhelming evidence corporate diversity programs don’t work to achieve either the social or business goals of diversity. Second, diversity and inclusion programs suck the attention and energy away...
Think Like a Goddess; Work Like a Genius

Think Like a Goddess; Work Like a Genius

Cultures emerge to ensure the dominant class stays in power.  Culture is permeated by unexamined beliefs, norms and expectations that favor those who make the rules. That’s why leaders are so powerful. They actually create the culture that will determine your...
Win the Battle for Your Mind

Win the Battle for Your Mind

Many years ago I volunteered to counsel criminals. I visited a maximum security prison Thursdays and Sundays to work with about 60 men who had committed serious crimes. Some had committed terrible crimes.  One thing I discovered is that all these men suffered from a...

Are Tech Companies Deaf?

Imagine you’re sitting in the audience where the Nobel prizes are being awarded. This year, the prize for physics is being awarded to an obscure French genius who has discovered the algorithm that runs the universe.  Just suppose it has been described as the greatest...