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STATUES OF LIMITATION: Donald Trump Doesn’t Get It

I grew up in the Deep South and I can tell you first-hand, I was taught an awful lot of bullshit. I was taught the Civil War was about states’ rights (they fudged the part about the main right being threatened was the right to own slaves).  I learned Sa …

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Just Say No! 5 Ways I’m Slaying BullSh*t

Sheryl Sandberg told us to “Lean In”; Shonda Rhimes told us about her “Year of Yes”.  I see the wisdom in all that, but me, I’m a big advocate of the power of saying NO. While it can be empowering to tackle things you’re afraid of, or move o …

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Face Your Career Fears. Future You Will Thank You For It.

…  Several years ago, I went to a media conference where Dixie Laite (who was then a stranger, and is now a fellow Like a Boss Girls …  made me nervous, but I’m glad I reached out. After Dixie and I met up in person, we ended up working together for many years, and …

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Your Dog is a Marketing GENIUS!

Sure, you can get an MBA, you can read Seth Godin religiously, you can webinar it up til the cows come home, but have you ever considered studying the marketing genius that lives under your very own roof? I’m talking about your dog. Your pet — dog,  …

Trump’s Tweets Hold a Mirror Up to America. Are You Looking?

[caption id="attachment_41684" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Don’t let their smiles fool you. They’re proud of their clever Women’s March artwork, but not proud of this president.[/caption] Trump’s string of Twitter attacks on Mika Brzezinski was call …

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How to Craft an Effective Sales Pitch

Pitching an idea and selling it effectively is a crucial skill to master, whether you’re interested in building a business, advocating for a cause, raising money, recruiting supporters, or just trying to get people to come to your party on Saturday. Here …

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My Year of Saying No: The Power in Priorities

Fuck positivity. I’m positive it sucks. Shonda Rhimes wrote a memoir called Year of Yes, about getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and letting go of fear.  Both the book and premise are great. (Shonda is an awesome Boss Girl, so, duh.) …

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The Best Thing You Can Do For Yourself, Period. FIND YOUR TRIBE.

…  there was a young woman, let’s call her “Dixie”, who worked for a TV station for almost 10 years. She was smart and …  “Helium”, attracted lots of smart, cool women and Dixie met lots of wonderful people. She loved it – she was in her element. …  even given a recurring on-air spot on a daily TV show. Dixie was confused. After all, she was exactly the same jocular, vintage …

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The F-Word: What’s Scary About Feminism?

Every time I hear some young celebrity demur when asked if she’s a feminist, I want to politely slap her silly. Well, silly-er.  But it’s 2017 ladies, (and gentlemen) and it’s time to cut the crap. For those afraid to call themselves feminists, wha …

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FEARLESS & FIERCE FILMMAKER: FERNE PEARLSTEIN

If you’re like a lot of women, at some point in your life you probably fantasized about being in movies.  After all, being a movie star is nice work if you can get it. But luckily more and more women are aiming at being behind the camera. And that’s n …

Why I March

The American men and women who lived through the middle of the last century are often referred to as “The Greatest Generation”. No disrespect, but I have to call bullshit. Of course there were millions of brave individuals who exhibited incredible gr …

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In Defense of Facebook

This year’s been tough. It’s been hard on a lot of us. But it’s also given me a chance to acknowledge and treasure a silver lining in this darkening cloudy sky. Every morning I wake up and spend a few moments reflecting on the wonderful gifts I ow …

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There’s Nothing Smart About the Electoral College

Did you know that when you vote for a Presidential candidate you’re not actually voting for that person? Did you know that if you live in California it takes over 350 votes to equal the vote of one person’s ballot in Wyoming? Such is the lunacy of th …

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This Woman’s Business is Funny Business

Like A Boss Girls: Just what is GOLD #comedyforgirls? Lynn: GOLD #comedyforgirls is a project designed to bring comedy to more girls, and more girls into comedy. Online and face to face, we give young women the comedic tools and skills to hone their voice …

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Why I Won’t Be Coming to Holiday Dinner

Dear Family Member I Love:  I can’t go to holiday dinner this year.  It’s not because of “politics”. It’s not because I can’t stomach points of view that differ from my own.  It’s not because our “world views” are different. It’s be …

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Your Vote Matters Because YOU Matter

As you probably remember, our Founding Fathers decided to count slaves as 3/5ths of a person, a tidy little compromise between Northerners and Southerners arguing over congressional representation. Egregious as that is, this Tuesday it’s also worth r …