Month: September 2016

LIFT Newsletter – Welcome

The greatest opportunity one can receive is being given the honor of service to your community. I am proud to be in the role of Chief Executive Officer of the National Women’s Council (NWC), a non-profit organization, dedicated to developing and empowering women of all backgrounds, classes, and ages. The NWC was founded with a vision to be the premier organization for women’s equality. It is my goal to promote economic, political, and workplace equality. The NWC serves to advocate, empower and educate with an eye towards future viability. The workplace environment today is constantly changing. I am committed...

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The Power of Vulnerability in Transforming Your Life

Six months ago, I was unemployed, about to turn thirty years old, and about thirty pounds heavier. I had just been laid off from my full time job after reporting harassment two weeks prior by the very person I had reported it to. My health was declining after spending months working 13+ hour days across town. My wardrobe became limited to stretchy leggings and baggy tees, because that’s all that would fit! After being married the spring prior, I was yearning to start a little family with my new husband. I watched the pile of warning letters for bills...

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“Freedom, Equality and Independence” In Search of a Tripartite Definition

There have been numerous studies undertaken since the 1970’s when women began to enter the professional workforce in large numbers to determine what role gender plays in successful career development. The one theme that has emerged is that women appear to have less self-confidence than their male counterparts. Whether working one’s way up someone else’s ladder or building your own, the struggle to build self-confidence so that you can move forward at the same pace as men can be daunting. But there are a few simple steps one can learn and use at the start of the journey. Conventional...

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The Algorithm Dons a Hood

“YOU really wouldn’t fit in here.” “YOU wouldn’t like the client.” So ended my first two job interviews on the old Madison Avenue. Having grown up in a fairly siloed white liberal environment and being a bit of a wanna be revolutionary, I immediately assumed they meant because I had long hair, a big mustache, sideburns and a suit that was obviously new. Then came the truth… “YOU would like the Jewish family name”… “YOU would fit in well with this department…” And the proverbial shoe dropped. I understood. It was my first encounter with bias—genteel anti-Semitism—but not my...

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Cause and Effect and the importance of Recreation

Re-creation as an Anecdote On average, the adult American, according to the American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is spending about 30% of their time sleeping, and 30% of their time working. They leave only 10% of their time for leisure activities and sports (of which 99% of that is spent watching TV). Americans spending so little of their time in recreation can have an unwittingly negative effect on their health. Stress and poor habits such as eating habits, physical fitness habits (or lack thereof), and sedentary behaviors can lead to lifelong struggles. It’s not...

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