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Venus Says Your Job is Harder Than Hers

September. Back to school. Back to work. Crisp autumn evenings. And US Open tennis.

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.

Leading By Example For Our Daughters

​This one’s for the daughters. And the lives we want for them. IMO, it’s not all about what we tell our daughters. It's about what we show them.

The Two Moments That Gave My Life Meaning

​How long does it take to make a difference in someone’s life? My answer: about a minute.

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? (...

The Real Connection Between Health & Wealth

We women today are healthier than we have ever been. We know what to eat and what to avoid…and we mostly manage to do it. (Thank goodness dark chocola...

How to Have the Dreaded Money Talk with Your Partner

​Talking money is hardly romantic, but it’s totally necessary for any serious relationship. Whether you’ve got a ring on it, are domestically partnere...