How to Break the Power of the Top-Down System

Beginning in childhood we are taught that we can’t act on our own. We have to wait for permission from our parents and other adults of authority.  We are also taught that the smartest, most educated, experienced and/or best people rise to the top of our businesses, organizations and i

Should You Leave Your Job After Being Sexually Harassed?

Should a woman quit her job after being sexually harassed? Recently Trump stirred up some media controversy when he said that if his daughter Ivanka was sexually harassed at work “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case.” This o

How Women Become Empowered

The tagline to my website is “Empowering Women to Lead the Male-Dominated Workplace.”  Since writing it, I’ve been amazed at how controversial this statement is.   This is because as a society we created a controversy instead of simply understanding the different perspectives men and

Only A Woman Can Save This Company!

I started this website to teach other women the concepts I successfully used in my career.  Little did I know that I preparing myself for my biggest challenge yet into the male-dominated workplace. I want to share this experience because I was in such an extreme condition and yet I dr

Don’t Be OnThe Swamp War Sidelines

I came up with the concept of Swamp Wars about two years ago. It stemmed from my work experiences and for a while I thought it was unique to my industry because we have so many classic Alligator Slayers. But as I wrote this series of articles (Swamp Wars and The Rachel Letter) the nat

How to Use the Rachel Letter To End Swamp Wars

In the season 3 finale and the season 4 premier of Friends, Ross and Rachel decide to get back together. But Rachel has one condition – she writes Ross a long letter in which she describes everything that went wrong with the relationship and Ross has to accept full responsibility. R

Understanding Baby Boomer Men And Their Drive For Status

Baby boomer men make up most of the senior management ranks. As a baby boomer myself, I grew up with these men and know what they were taught. We were raised with a societal framework that shaped our expectations for our lives. It is important, especially for younger generations, to u

Values – Women’s Source of Empowerment

I read another one of those articles on a post from the Harvard Business Review stating that women often don’t get what they want or deserve because they don’t ask for it.  Does anyone else feel like me after I read these types of articles – here’s another thing I’m doing wrong.  Here

High Heels

I was working at an on-site construction office and I kept hearing rumors that I wore high heels to work.  I had 2 pairs I wore, one black and one brown.  To me they were  boring 2″ heels and definately not sexy.  They were “office shoes.”  If I went out on site, I h

SAC Missile Comp

In one of my earliest career assignments I used processes to train a team for a competition. Even though the team was by far the most inexperienced, their knowledge of the singular best process allowed them to excel. I learned that having the "best and the brightest" does not guaran