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Past articles by Ellevate:

Lessons to Teach Young Women on this International Day of the Girl

Despite the fact that we live in a more progressive and equal global society than ever before, progress for adolescent girls has been lagging behind in several areas, with COVID-19 further widening… → Read More

The Unemployment Numbers We Need to Be Talking About, And Actions Employers Should Take to Counteract Them

For the last ten years, annual unemployment for women 18 and over has been consistently lower than men’s. Then came the pandemic. Not only has unemployment skyrocketed, but a notable divergence of… → Read More

Ladies, Taking Control of Your Life Means Taking Ownership of Your Finances Too

I’ve written about how some women (usually moms) who put their careers on the back-burners to support their husbands in theirs, and then wound up divorced, were left with “not a pot to p*ss in. There… → Read More

How to Activate Your Love Affair with Legacy

In so many ways, my love affair with the concept of legacy is a validation of self-love and an affirmation of success. My parents divorced decades ago, and from that moment on I had a tough choice to… → Read More

Staying Equal After Saying “I Do” — Even If You Stay At Home

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about weddings and marriage, and not just because COVID-19 has strained every branch of our family tree, including the one connecting my husband and me. More than… → Read More

Four Elements of a Post-Crisis Operating Model for Financial Institutions

The adverse human and economic impact of COVID-19 on businesses has been significant. While the financial services industry has successfully navigated the immediate pressures of the pandemic, this… → Read More

Four Approaches to Opening the Hard Conversations About Racism, Antiracism, Advocacy, and Allyship

The summer of 2020 will be remembered for many things, but most notably for the resurgence of the nation’s discussion of race, racism — personal and systemic — and the voices of those raised up on… → Read More

Human-Centric Organizations: A Positive Result of the Pandemic?

Remote work has revealed what most women have always known: Trying to work with the blur of home responsibilities and interruptions is hard. For the most part, women have carried that noise in their… → Read More

Saying “Yes” is Keeping You Stuck and Exhausted

You saw the world “yes” floating out of your mouth and all you wanted to do was snatch it from the air and stomp on it with your foot as if “yes” never existed in the English language. Once again… → Read More

Why and How You CAN Start Meditating Now (Especially if You Think You Can’t!)

Over the course of my time teaching meditation and mindfulness, I cannot count the number of times I have heard “It’s just not for me…I can’t quiet my mind enough to meditate,” or “I can’t, I am bad… → Read More

The Prepared Mind: The Importance of Going Fallow

The concept of the sabbatical is based on the Biblical practice of shmita. Relating to agriculture, every seven years, a sabbath (or rest) year was ordered to give the land a break from agricultural… → Read More

How Are Your Employees Treated? Nice vs. Kind.

According to the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, “nice” is defined as “pleasing; agreeable; delightful,” while “kind” is defined as “having, showing, or proceeding from… → Read More

Three Ways to Use a Crisis as an Opportunity to Stand Out

With COVID-19 cases surging to form an apparent second wave, the stock market swinging like an amusement park ride, and businesses opening and closing in bursts, it’s understandable why so many… → Read More

Seven Tips for Curating Your Virtual Presence

As somebody who has been working remotely since April of 2019, I’ve seen a massive change in the way that business functions in the time of COVID-19. When I first started working remotely, I… → Read More

Don’t Think Race is an Issue at Your Company? Think Again.

In the past four weeks, Black Lives Matter demonstrations have occurred in all 50 states across the US. Sit with that for a minute. Our communities are crying out to be seen and heard and recognized… → Read More

Keys to Building a Resilient Team

We all face setbacks and situations that require us to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and find new ways of facing those challenges. Organizational teams face challenges, too, and resilient… → Read More

Are Dream Jobs Really a Thing? Can They Complete You?

The book Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert alludes to this. When your source of joy is your sole source of income, it becomes more of a job and a chore simply because you’ve tied it to your livelihood… → Read More

Three Poetry Techniques to Make Your Writing Memorable

Any good marketer will tell you that you can provide facts and figures in your campaigns, but the part that makes people remember, the “magic” as it were, lies in the story that you tell and the… → Read More

How Agile Methodologies Helped My Kids Adjust to Virtual Schooling

When the schools announced the kids wouldn’t be returning to school, I’ll confess, there was a mild panic that ran through my household. The operative questions became: “Now what?” and, “When will… → Read More

Break Down the Walls: Sharing Knowledge is Power

One of the most delightful things about growing up in the 90s was being around for the first wave of personal computing. I was one of the lucky ones, who got a PC in her room during high school… → Read More