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March 27, 2013
Now is a great time for tech entrepreneurs to live in New York City. I often refer to myself as a techie and geekess; therefore, it’s no surprise to reveal my excitement about “We Are Made In New York," an initiative recently launched by Mayor...
March 19, 2013
The 1959 Hitchcock movie “North by Northwest” includes a famous scene involving a cropduster flying over open fields. Back then, the sight of airplanes spraying chemicals over fields as a means of insect and pest control was commonplace. Three years...
March 14, 2013
Since 2011 Matrix Winner Sheryl Sandberg launched her new book, "Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" this Monday, people have received it with both praise and criticism. Sandberg's somewhat feministic manifesto on women in the workplace...
March 12, 2013
“Speaking of innovation, for the first time ever, Marie Claire is a fully interactive experience,” wrote Editor in Chief Anne Fulenwider in her March 2013 editor’s note. And over at Time Inc., “This month, Real Simple is debuting an inspiring,...
March 5, 2013
This blog is a re-post of one of my favorite Women's History Month profiles.   March is Women’s History Month. Today we celebrate the achievements of Dr. Alexa Irene Canady, the first woman and first African-American neurosurgeon in the U.S.   The...
February 25, 2013
When my grandmother set sail for America with her family in the early 20th century, she was a young girl who spoke only Italian. When they landed at Ellis Island, they would have clearly seen the Statue on neighboring Liberty Island. Even if she...
February 17, 2013
 If it’s worth saying, it ought to be well said and well read. Have you ever picked up the phone or opened an email and wondered,  -  Who is this? -  Which company/project/meeting are we talking about? -  Am I being asked to do or deliver...
February 13, 2013
One of the leading African American producers of this 21st century is Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes. “You never know the biggest day of your life is your biggest day, not until it’s happening. You don’t...
February 5, 2013
The social media landscape is a rapidly shifting entity with frequent entries by new platforms. These contenders occasionally dethrone yesterday’s pack leaders. Not so long ago, Pinterest was the shiny new toy, but it has now receded. Today, Google...
January 30, 2013
Find your customer where she is. That’s one of the valuable takeaway lessons from What Women Want: Strategies for Reaching the Female Market, a  Cocktails & Conversations event NYWICI hosted last winter.   Observing that lesson, it’s likely...
January 24, 2013
“Do Less to Do More” is the title of a blog post I read recently. It piqued my interest –specifically, the words “do less.” It’s an interesting concept that doing less might actually bring us greater results. Studies show that women are...
January 14, 2013
A couple of weeks ago I set off on an excursion to the Brooklyn Museum to see the Lucy Lippard “Materializing Six Years” exhibit. Lucy has enjoyed a long career as an art critic, curator and writer with several published titles. Lucy’s 1973...
January 10, 2013
It was announced Tuesday that Lance Armstrong will be appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Network on January 17 to address the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency reports accusing him of doping. This fall, the agencies stripped...
January 8, 2013
  “The bell will ring approximately eight spaces before the end of the line.” This helpful DING not only indicated that I’d soon need to slide the carriage return lever to begin typing on a fresh line, it also made the pace of my new talent for...
December 26, 2012
Are you making a list of New Year Resolutions? It might be a great idea to take a look at your social networks and add a few resolutions that will make time spent on social media more effective. Here are a few social media resolutions to consider...

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