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“Gloria Steinem is my favorite guest author…ever!” Bill Petrocelli co-owns Book Passage with his wife Elaine. In an era of closing bookstores, they opened their third location— a cozy literary haven…

Leadership

For years, I’ve advised my niece that one of her greatest responsibilities as a young adult is to stay abreast of the news and know what is going on in…

Leadership

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore. It may be a feeling you currently relate to. It’s also the title of a movie winning top honors (U.S. Grand…

Leadership

The young woman speaker on stage blew me away. She was fierce. She was funny. She was a storyteller. She brought me into her life, and in doing so, into…

Girls Education Leadership

I’ve been thinking about my dad a lot this week. If my dad were alive, he would have been elated to cast his vote for Donald Trump. It wouldn’t have…

Leadership

“So how was your vacation?” With my answer, everyday small talk turned to a lively discussion. I had just returned from an econ-tourism trip to Ethiopia. We visited private companies…

Investing

“I have those butterflies in my stomach again.” I smiled reading the last line of an email to my friend and mentor. The date stamp was August 2014. It took…

Leadership

“Good morning! Wake up. Your whole world has changed.” My 17-year-old niece Jamie moaned, eyes still closed, and shifted her body beneath the comforter. I left her room, joining my husband Bob in…

Travel Stories

Having recently made a career transition, I love it hearing about others embarking on their own next chapter. I want to hear their story. And I’m happy to share the…

Leadership

It was a jam-packed, energy-fueled day at the 2016 Watermark Conference for Women in Silicon Valley. Like last year’s inaugural extravaganza (see Watermark LeadOn Inspirations), both main stage and breakout sessions delivered bold inspiration and actionable…

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