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What is Gender Equality?

Janet Walkow

We talk about it, we read about it and we wonder if it will become a reality. LWP Christine and I talk about how we thought things would be different by now, that barriers and stereotypes facing women would be eliminated, or at least diminished, compared to how things were when we entered the workplace decades ago. The premise is … Continue reading

From Thanks to Spanx

Janet Walkow

Last week in the U.S., individuals and families prepared and indulged themselves in Thanksgiving traditions. For many years, Thanksgiving meant lots of cooking, eating and leisure time spent with family and friends. When I was growing up, there was little planned once we left the Thanksgiving table. We talked, walked, played games and ate leftovers without a care in the … Continue reading

Transitions

Christine Jacobs

We tend to think of our lives moving forward and everything that happens as being additive.  We make new friends and learn about new ideas.  We start new jobs and move to new homes.  The memory of who we were stays with us. But, is that who we want to be? Finding You As part of my personal journey, I … Continue reading

Modern Communities

Christine Jacobs

It has taken me a while to understand online communities and online communications beyond email.  I think of communities as being people and organizations that physically come together.  My thinking is finally advancing into the current century. The evolution We are basically a tribal species.  We have solitary thoughts but bring ourselves together in communities—both physical and virtual.  We create … Continue reading

Note to Women: VOTE

Janet Walkow

No, this is not a political ad. You won’t be asked to consider voting for a particular candidate or have your view swayed on a particular topic. I promise. What I will try to convince you of is the importance of voting, whether you are a majority, minority or apathetic. No one is truly ambivalent and your voice should be … Continue reading

Asking for What You Want

Janet Walkow

“Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!” ….Maya Angelou Have you ever ended a phone call making plans with a friend and thought, “Why didn’t I just tell her that I don’t really like the restaurant she picked….or that I really wanted to see a different movie”? Or, how about finishing a meeting with your boss … Continue reading

Just Stop

Janet Walkow

Last month I was driving in Houston, TX. I was in town to visit my mother and other relatives. I grew up in Houston and can testify its roads are notorious for drivers who don’t always follow the rules – talking on cell phones, running red lights and turning right from a left lane. I’m always on alert for the … Continue reading

Whose Life is This Anyway?

Christine Jacobs

In the book, Out of Africa, pioneer Karen Blixen ponders life, “My biggest fear was that I would come to the end of my life and realize that I had lived someone else’s dream.” I have read this snippet several times in recent years.  Each time it makes me stop and think about my own life and my own dreams.  … Continue reading

Revisting the Past

Janet Walkow

At The Leading Women Project, we talk about how people can come in and out of our lives. Some stay for a long time, others are more short term. What happens when someone or something has moved out of your life – can you ever reclaim the past? I was recently in Colorado and a few days into my trip … Continue reading

Parallel Worlds

Christine Jacobs

I once heard about a drifter who lived in a tent in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and tragically died in a fire.  On the evening news, there was a tribute from acquaintances who declared that “He had his own sense of reality”.  That line always brings a smile, as it sounded so prototypical California. But with deeper thought I … Continue reading