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Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s….Serious, Caring and Fun to Talk to…

Doug Rauch is our 10th Cinderella CEO podcast interview. Soft spoken, and really smart, the former president of Trader Joe’s, and current CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Doug Rauch has also started a project called the Daily Table to bring fresh… Read More »Doug Rauch, former President of Trader Joe’s….Serious, Caring and Fun to Talk to…

Millennials Say (and Can Do) The Darn-dest Things

For those of you who don’t know what age range the Millennial group refers to…the “Millennials” are the generation born between 1975 and 1995 (18 years of age to 38). There’s a whole bunch of Millennials, the next biggest population… Read More »Millennials Say (and Can Do) The Darn-dest Things

Writing a book? Book editor Debby Englander helps navigate and mentor.

Finding myself up to my eye balls in projects these days, two of which happen to be books, I am constantly asking questions of people “in the know” about traditional publishing and digital publishing. Debby Englander, my editor for the… Read More »Writing a book? Book editor Debby Englander helps navigate and mentor.

Bring Your Parents to Work Day. Really?

My parents helped me get my first job. My aunt had a friend who was the Executive Director of the American Cancer Society. Aunt Milton (yes, my Aunt’s name was Milton) helped me get an interview for the PR Director/Special… Read More »Bring Your Parents to Work Day. Really?

Do personalities get wrinkles?

I know we have creams, plastic surgery, all sorts of supposed cures for making our wrinkles go away. No matter what I’m armed with, winning the war on wrinkles is probably a losing battle…but don’t get me wrong I’m certainly… Read More »Do personalities get wrinkles?

Meryl Streep, Sallie Fields Have Nothing On Robin Benson

Picture yourself as the only woman working in a power plant. No, this is not a Meryl Streep or Sallie Fields feel good movie, it was real life for Robin Benson at age 23. According to Robin, members of the… Read More »Meryl Streep, Sallie Fields Have Nothing On Robin Benson

High Performers and Innovators, Please Apply Today"

What makes workplace diversity potentially one of the most polarizing issues today in business? I have rarely, if ever, worked for someone who was my mirror image. However, many, if not most of us, feel more comfortable and more at… Read More »High Performers and Innovators, Please Apply Today"

Exploring similarities and differences between Japan and the US

Reflecting upon what makes diversity and inclusion so powerful in art, culture and business, I look forward to posting impressions from my upcoming trip to Japan. Most recently a study from GEWEL (Global Enhancement Women’s Executive Leadership), conducted in 2009-10… Read More »Exploring similarities and differences between Japan and the US

Keeping Your Sense of Humor…In Not So Funny Times

My friend Barbara sat down for dinner the other night and the first question fired across the table was “Now Barbara, what HAVE you been doing?” Barbara said she felt herself go red. She fired back, “Can we not start… Read More »Keeping Your Sense of Humor…In Not So Funny Times

Cinderella's Student Advisory Board

Research has shown (my own research as well as others) that having an advisory board can make all the difference in business success and yes, even in personal endeavors. Master mind groups, advisory boards, boards of directors, you name it,… Read More »Cinderella's Student Advisory Board

Listen to me, little Red Riding Hood…

There are ZERO calories in music. If I listened to more music, instead of snacking on sweets, I’d be a lot thinner…Ok, it’s settled…one more New Year’s resolution on the list.
What do you listen to while you’re creating, eating or exercising?
My friend Mary Barry created a great soundtrack for me while I was writing my book, and I use it to kick off my presentations sometimes.  Music is an incredible motivator. I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, a great music town (Elvis, Justin Timberlake, Alex Chilton, Rufus and Carla Thomas, all hail from M-town). Anyway, I’ve gotten away from my music roots and I’ve found the app Shazam to be an amazing help on my iPod in helping me remember songs  and learn about new artists. Check it out!!
So my fairy tale soundtrack includes several songs I want to share. Lil Red Riding Hood by the Pharoahs/Sam the Sham and the Fairy Godmother Song by Jennifer Saunders. Go to iTunes.com if you’re inclined to download or listen to a quick snippet. More to come.
Stay tuned (next blog, an update on my last trip to Apple store for “one to one” from a hip techie in Soho. Hilarious, helpful).



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Do we have a clue about the Internet?

Who is leading the discussion surrounding net neutrality so that the public understands this issue and how it affects us all? Active organizations are following these ongoing talks and speaking out….Public Knowledge and Open Internet coalition are two. Go to savetheInternet.com and wikipedia and learn more about what net neutrality means.

Raising your hand in 2020. High-five to you graduates! My commencement speech of 2019 repurposed.

Dear 2020 Graduates, Congratulations on your academic achievements. Your family, community and millions around the globe are cheering you on to find meaningful purpose on your life’s journey. I gave the 2019 commencement speech below with the desire it would… Read More »Raising your hand in 2020. High-five to you graduates! My commencement speech of 2019 repurposed.

Interview with Former President of Trader Joe’s, Doug Rauch on Conscious Capitalism

Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, now the CEO of the non-profit, Conscious Capitalism, sat down with Cinderella CEO On Air in Chicago to record a fascinating interview. Rauch, still a grocery guru, who cares deeply about the… Read More »Interview with Former President of Trader Joe’s, Doug Rauch on Conscious Capitalism

CinderellaCEO. Whitney J Martin, Co-Founder, Texas Women Ventures

Cinderella CEO on Air is a career podcast based on the international book, From Cinderella to CEO – How to Master the 10 Lessons of Fairy Tales to Transform Your Work Life. Cary Broussard, author and host of the show… Read More »CinderellaCEO. Whitney J Martin, Co-Founder, Texas Women Ventures

Lisa McLeod’s Sales Advice: Successful Selling Has a Noble Purpose

Do you have something valuable to sell? Lisa Earle McLeod, says that top performers want to improve their customers’ lives. Her sales leadership lessons are based on the notion of “noble sales.” Lisa shares Cinderella to CEO advice with listeners:… Read More »Lisa McLeod’s Sales Advice: Successful Selling Has a Noble Purpose

CinderellaCEO-Lisa Haude CEO

So delighted to meet and interview Lisa A. Haude, president and owner of Paradigm Design Group! You will love her story. Young mom and dedicated entrepreneur, Lisa works with most of the major hotel brands throughout the world to create… Read More »CinderellaCEO-Lisa Haude CEO

Barbara Stanny | Wealth Coach, Speaker, and Author

As the daughter of the R in H&R Block tax services, Barbara Stanny grew up relying on her father, then her husband, to manage her money. But a devastating financial crisis became a personal wake-up call. Her journey to financial… Read More »Barbara Stanny | Wealth Coach, Speaker, and Author