In the past month, three prominent and powerful super-achieving women have gone on record with their secrets for success. Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook put forward her Lean-In program designed to re-design a woman’s approach to her work. In rapid and critical response, Jodie Greenstone Miller offered her cure for what ails women—more time. And [...]
Category Archives: Accidental Crusader
Kids today suffer from the extremes of a society that wants too much, has too little and never settles for just right. Self-regulation, ideally learned in the first 4-5 years of life, and possibly even earlier, has become an important but forgotten goal of child rearing.
Both too little exercise and too much exercise can have [...]
Recently interviewed by a writer, I was asked about my reaction to a number of male medical leaders who said, “More women than ever are becoming surgeons. Gender discrimination is a thing of the past and it is time to stop talking about this topic.”
Speechless, I answered with silence. What is there to say when [...]
I met Ellen Grant PhD at a Buffalo women’s function last summer. Her story is great, her information valuable. I think of how brave one has to be to become an entrepreneur like
Ellen. Hope you enjoy this guest post as much as I did. (Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of the system [...]
Juxtapose: I woke up this morning and NPR did not even mention that today was Equal Pay Day–the day when US women finally have earned the same amount as men in 2011–they had to work 3.5 months longer to do it. WITH: Dancing with Gloria Steinem on Saturday night.
Last Saturday night the legendary [...]
Background: Yesterday Judge Preska ruled that Bloomberg LP did not illegally discriminate against pregnant women by not treating their conditions more leniently in regards to leave. While some decried the decision as a great blow to life-work integration, it seems the judge was only following the law, according to employee side employment lawyer Piper Hoffman. [...]
Okay, I didn’t know who Mika Brzezinski was either. And yes, I am old enough to think that she might be related to the former national security advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. And she is related, but is famous in her own right as a MSNBC co-host of Morning Joe. And now she is also an author [...]
Get Your Woman On! Kimber Lim Shares: Embracing Our Beauty, Grace, Power, and Financial Freedom. Part 1.
Complex people, like complex systems, are made up of often contradictory components which when taken individually are hard to reconcile, to understand, and even to believe. But when taken as a whole, over time, the different aspects emerge. And if you are lucky, brave and open-hearted, off you go with this special someone who makes [...]
Dr. Lazar J. Greenfield Resigns as President Elect of the American College of Surgeons—A Triumph for Women In Surgery?
Friends often send me interesting articles about sexism in various settings. Last week I received an avalanche about one, Lazar J. Greenfield (no relation to my husband of same name), who had written an editorial in Surgical News, of which he was editor-in-chief. Apparently he offended more than a few women surgeons, one of [...]
Circles Rippling Out Into a Tsunami Leading to a 5th World Conference on Women and Who Knows What Next?
Short blog. Important info.
Attended Jean Bolen’s and Pam Rujput’s (academic turned activist from India) Session (hosted by Kim Wiley): Proposal for a 5th UN NGO Conference on Women - 5WCW.
What: A conference that brings women of the world together to create a global women’s movement. From there we go to creating a [...]