Simply be aware that going to someone who hasn’t experienced the results you want will not guide you in the right direction. If you choose to receive input from someone, be very discriminatory about whom you seek out. Find a mentor, coach, or advisor currently experiencing the results you desire and ask them questions about their experience.Read More
How is it for over three decades a man was allowed to abuse and assault woman after woman after woman all around the world? How is it no one felt confident enough to stand up to him? How is it so many actually enabled this behavior - including other prominent men and women in Hollywood?Read More
When I was 10-years-old, my focus was getting good grades, playing dress up with my friends, and my new role as a big sister. And while I believe that I have embodied my entrepreneurial spirit since a very young age, it never occurred to me to actually launch a scalable business at that age. But that is exactly what 10-year-old Abi Smithson is doing.Read More
It was one year ago today. I was huddled tightly in the fetal position on my bed crying. You see, a few months prior I had applied for an opportunity that would change my life. And in this moment I had just learned that my application was denied, which felt as though I had finally exhausted all my options when it came to the success of my business.
Feminism was such a trendy topic in 2014 with high profile women ranging from Beyonce, to Amy Poehler, to Sheryl Sandberg, to Lena Dunham, to Emma Watson and more identifying themselves with The "F" word. Yet, just as many (including myself) still continued to shun the term. Which leads me to wonder -- what does it really mean to be a feminist in today's world?Read More
By now, none of us should be naive to the effects of advertising and Photoshop on our population's mental and physical health. The statistics are well-documented. 70% of middle school girls don't think they're "good enough" in some way. 50% of 13-year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies, which increases to 80% by the time they are 17-years-old and lasts into adulthood. Which leads me to wonder why, with all of this awareness, is no one who actually has the power to affect change doing anything about it?Read More
A lot has been written lately about the growing trend of childfree households. I have read article after article about how an increasing number of women and couples are choosing this lifestyle. The articles also detail the implications of this choice on society and the research conducted around the trend. But despite this growing trend, I've found that the articles miss one very important facet of the conversation -- what does it actually look and feel like to be a childfree women in society today?Read More
What does it feel like to be a woman who is changing history? A woman that I am proud to call a friend can now answer this question first-hand.