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What Women Can Do When “Meritocracies” Push Them Out

You work hard. But deserving women (and men) don’t always get a fair shot.

How to Handle Sexism at Work

After Uber, Jared and Kay Jewelers, the "bro talk" on both Wall Street and the backlot of Access Hollywood, here's how I would handle uncomfortable situations regarding sexism at work.

My Metric for Success? It's All About Impact

Let’s start by calling a spade a spade. In writing about my metric for success, I fully recognize how fortunate I am to have a choice in the matter. I...

The Questions I Ask Myself When Making Tough Decisions

​I’ve had to make some tough decisions in my career. For example, should we institute a big lay-off in 2010, or double-down by hiring more trainees? (...

High Wire Leadership: What I Learned Leading Skeptics

As my team and I work to launch our start-up, Ellevest (a digital investment platform for women, to be launched this year), I've given a lot of though...

8 Myths That Hold Women Back From Investing

Myth 1: Women are not “as good at math” — and math-like things — as men. Not true. Females’ math grades are every bit as good as males’. (And we make better grades overall. Yup, science too.) Myt...

​How I Got Past "You Can't"

When I was a child, I told my (well-meaning, traditional, southern) mother that I wanted to be a pediatrician. Her response was that parents wouldn’t trust their children with a female pediatrician...

The Career Risk You Don't Know You're Taking

Career risk. When we think of this, we typically think of professionals leaving their jobs for a start-up. Or raising their hand for a promotion that they might not be ready for.

10 Reasons Why 2016 Is Shaping Up To Be A Great Year for Women...Financially Speaking

Here are 10 reasons why 2016 can be a great year to be a woman….financially speaking.

My 8 Pieces Of Business And Money Advice For My Daughter

I hope it always goes without saying: if you have to choose your ethics or your job, pick ethics every time. Every time.

How I Manage Entrepreneurialism And Mom-ism

I sort of hate the question always asked of professional women of “How do you manage it all?” My short answer is typically, “Barely. And sometimes only barely.”

What Feedback Should You Ignore?

Some tried-and-true advice in business: ask for feedback. Particularly ask for feedback if you’re working in a job or on a skill that’s newer for you. And more particularly, ask for feedback if you’re