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​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.

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.

The Worst Start-Up Advice I've Gotten

“Don’t start Ellevest. You don’t want to limit your business to a niche market.” Women? A niche? Seriously?

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.”

Why You Should NOT Leave Your Job To Become An Entrepreneur

I went to a recent Ellevate Network event, at which we hosted a pretty prominent entrepreneur, who runs a VC-funded start-up that’s gaining some real traction. In other words, she’s “living the dream.

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

How I Made Peace With Not Being “Liked” By Everyone

When I was offered my first leadership opportunity, I recoiled from it. I was a Research Analyst at Sanford Bernstein, and I was asked if I would consider becoming Director of Research.

Me? Start a "For Women" Business?? It's Complicated...

We women don’t need our own investing platform, I argued. After all, there are plenty of platforms out there, plenty of products out there, plenty of advisors out there, plenty of financial education