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Money Cheat Sheet

What do I wish I’d learned about money sooner? So much. Mostly, that money is power, independence, freedom, and living the lives that we want — lives...

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 Gender Gap That's Really Hurting Us (and It's Not the One You Think)

There’s an accepted wisdom around women and money these days: we have a money problem. And that problem is that we earn only 77 cents of each dollar a...

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...

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.) Myt...

Practical Thoughts on How to Start Your Own Business

Starting your own business can be very rewarding. But it’s definitely also a challenge. When I made the jump from being a corporate executive to an entrepreneur, I found my new role to be hard. I...

​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 Opportunity In The Stock Market Downturn (And It Differs By Gender)

Your challenge is different. Your challenge is not to keep yourself from trading out of the market. Instead, it’s more about you getting in.

What Smart Companies Will Do For Women...And What We Should Do For Ourselves

The biggest source of stress for Americans today is money. And I would argue that this is particularly the case for us women.