Aloud Blog

July 21, 2013
“I was just part of a cabal, fighting the injustice of it all, of how women were treated in every field.” Helen Thomas reacts almost hesitantly when I suggest that without her, women journalists might not be where we are today. No, she is not a...
July 9, 2013
At the Corporate Social Media Summit that I attended in New York last month, I wasn't familiar with many of the social media management software (SMMS) sponsors and exhibitors. I took some time at the end of Day One of the summit to stop by their...
July 3, 2013
Summertime is intern time for aspiring communications professionals, including NYWICI Foundation scholarship winners, several of whom receive internship placement as part of their awards. Julia Corbett, a journalism major at The College of New...
June 26, 2013
In 2011 Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said this to California Magazine: “Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn't.” It was 88 years earlier in 1923...
June 20, 2013
This is part two of my coverage of last week's Corporate Social Media Summit in New York. You can read the highlights from Day One here. I have to share this tweet from a fellow conference attendee, because it was a great observation to start the...
June 17, 2013
Last week, I attended the Corporate Social Media Summit in New York, an edifying two days and well worth my time. I go over some of the highlights of the conference below, but I wanted to start with the first thing that struck me about my experience...
April 10, 2013
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't." Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to lead the government of a Western democracy, died earlier this month at the age of 87. Many remember Britain’s “Iron Lady”...
April 6, 2013
Several years ago, I saw Yasmina Reza’s Tony award winning play “Art.” The art collector character, Serge, spends an astronomical sum on a canvas painted white (with a few vertical lines.) Serge’s good friend Marc hates the painting and starts to...
April 2, 2013
A preponderance of professional women considers fitness essential to their active, energetic, productive careers. And, companies use fitness to enhance well-being too! For the health of brand affinity and in vigorous pursuit of strong nonprofit...
March 28, 2013
As nine justices on the Supreme Court started the discussion this week on one of its most important civil rights decisions of our time - gay marriage, millions have turned to social media to weigh in. If you've been on Facebook this week, you've...
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...

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