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.
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…
Interview with Nora Moreno – From Housekeeper to Corporate Executive Looking for a place to work after moving to Texas from Mexico, Nora Moreno heard about a job opening in a nearby hotel. She stood in line with other applicants,… Read More »Journey from Housekeeper to Corporate Executive: An Interview with Nora Moreno
With all the talk in the press about companies adopting Holacracy, Cary Broussard explores why this unconventional practice is attracting some very successful companies and the Millennials who work for them. In her interview with Brian Robertson, founder and author… Read More »Interview with Brian Robertson, Holacracy founder
I’ve had some fun recently making updates to a Wikipedia page that tells the history of the Women On Their Way program https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_on_Their_Way#References I would invite others, who were involved with me in the Women On Their Way program to… Read More »Set the History Records Straight….Wikipedia is Your Opportunity
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
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.
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?
If you’re in the travel business, Harvey Chipkin has written about you or your company, or maybe you’ve read his work or you’ve just had the pleasure of meeting him. Harvey currently writes for Travel Weekly, Hotel News Now, and… Read More »Why Reinventing Yourself Doesn't Always Mean Quitting Your Day Job
Volunteers helped plant a new flower bed in honor of Cinco de Mayo at West Dallas Community School, as part of a series of events designed to support the school, which serves at-risk children of West Dallas. Getting to dig… Read More »Getting Into the Community and Digging It!
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
Within the marketing industry, many organizations have created annual award shows for the creative product. The general public rarely sees who the winners are. Most of them are set up for internal publishing and viewing. It may sound too simple,… Read More »There’s a Right Way to Zag in Marketing
(This is an excerpt from my speech given in Dallas, at the invitation of Linda Descano, president of Citi’s Women & Co and head of digital media.) Women’s issues seem to be at the forefront. Through the fog of controversy,… Read More »
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"
With the 2012 Gracie Awards having come and gone, I have the opportunity to reflect upon my time as interim president of the Gracie Awards and the Alliance for Women in Media in 2010. My time with the organization was… Read More »Taking the Gracie Awards to Los Angeles
I don’t think it’s just me who has noticed that the Girl Scouts are everywhere these days – And apparently, they’ve been around 100 years. Yep, the Girl Scouts were founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1912. My friend Missy Rainer… Read More »Diary of Girl Scouts' 100 Years of Making Dreams Come True
….What if the New York Stock Exchange or NASDAQ donated a percentage of transaction costs or a percentage of all trades to a charitable fund or many non profits ? For every company that makes an Initial Public Offering, could… Read More »What if every Wall Street IPO or Trade Benefited a 501C3
Gotham Media Ventures recently hosted a panel discussion in New York at Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz on Madison Ave., titled “Politics, Tech & Decision 2012.” About 100 people attended and the audience was a mix of women and men,… Read More »Politics, Technology & Elections, Oh My!
I didn’t think to ask anyone how jet-lag would affect me upon returning from Japan….Finally two weeks after my trip, I felt normal again. FYI – Melatonin was not helpful to me – it actually made me feel awful. I… Read More »Back from Japan, a little jet-lagged and a lot inspired
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
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
I know I’ve changed now. Like all, when I’m in the airport, I have a ton of choices to buy reading material before boarding the plane. For years, when I wanted to relax, I would choose People magazine, USWeekly, some… Read More »Celebrity Gossip or the Physics of Intelligence?
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
I had an amazing opportunity as part of UN Women’s launch to hear a panel of women from around the globe share their voices at the New School in New York. Sakeena Yacoobi from Afghanistan (the Afghan Institute of Learning),… Read More »Women’s Voices from Around the World
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).
Read More »Listen to me, little Red Riding Hood…
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.
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-Dave Johnson, CEO Aimbridge Hospitality
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
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
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
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
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
Nora Moreno began her career in hospitality as a housekeeper. She gives us an inside account on what it’s like to start from scratch, and love the journey along the way. She came from Mexico to the United States, and… Read More »Nora Moreno: From Housekeeper to Corporate Executive
We caught up with Jon Stein, the Founder and CEO of Betterment, Inc., in his New York office this summer. Jon launched Betterment to offer average investors access to first-rate, affordable financial advice. He talks about why he’s okay with… Read More »Interview with Jon Stein, CEO of Betterment, Inc
I met Sean Magennis soon after I moved back to Dallas and began consulting with Earth Day Texas. Sean is a green energy entrepreneur from South Africa (with a great accent), and founder of Gateway Green Energy Holdings, LLC. In… Read More »Interview with Sean Magennis, COO at YPO