On Being With 7,000 Women at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women

On November 1st I attended the 10th Annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women and spent the day with 7,000 women! Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright delivered the key-note addresses and there were many other extraordinary women leaders who spoke through out the day. It was a conference alive with waves of energy that kept surging. While I am only one among the 7,000, and apologize for not being able to report on what learnings others may have garnered, or on the nuggets delivered by presenters I did not hear, I want to share my “take-aways.”

The themes? Acknowledgment of the…

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Taking on Fear Advances a Career

Last week I was sitting in a workshop on courage and leadership at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women when the panel moderator asked “Does fear ever go away or do you need to be willing to take the leap and be fearful while taking action?” Suddenly my mind flashed back 27 years to when I was faced with the decision to stay in a job full-time or leave and leap into life as an entrepreneur with no road map and no guarantees.

Pregnant with my first of two daughters, I knew that I didn’t want to stay in the same job working full-time. Flex time had not yet…

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