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No Woman Ever Made History by 'Playing it Safe'

​Leadership is hard. And uncomfortable. It's much harder to lead. To be first. To do something different.

A Letter to My Son After Charlottesville

We think a lot about the messages we send to our daughters and the role models we want to be for them. We also have to think of the messages that are being sent to our sons.

From Corporate Ladder to Downward Slope

​Women CEOs are in the spotlight lately. When the 2017 Fortune 500 list came out, it had a record number of female CEOs, at 32. Cue fireworks. Except that it’s been pretty much all downhill since.

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.

Why Women’s Careers Heat Up Just As Men’s Slow Down

Here’s what working mothers are told again and again: The early years of your kids’ lives are going to be tough. Suffering from sleep deprivation whil...

How I Take Career Risks

​I know a little something about taking career risk. I’m in the process of launching Ellevest, a digital investment platform for women. This is after...

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...

This Is the Future of Work

​In my 20s, I was an investment banker; in my 30s, a research analyst; in my 40s, I managed and led large, complex businesses; and now that I’ve enter...

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.) Myth 2: Women need more financial education before they can i...