Respect in the Workplace
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
(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"
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
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
Pay Your Dues. Now there’s a concept. And, apparently, an archaic one at best. When you talk to a newbie about “paying your dues,” (cue eye-rolling and uncomfortable wincing), it’s as if you’ve asked them to pay down our national debt. Sigh.