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Past articles by Ellevate:

It’s All a Myth. Self Care Isn’t Selfish. Five Tips to Make it Your Superpower.

I’m tired. But not in the need-some-sleep kind of way. I’m tired of the age-old narrative we tell ourselves that self care is selfish. Moving through life tending to others’ needs and neglecting our… → Read More

How Vulnerability in Leadership and Creating Psychological Safety Can Unlock True Potential in the Workforce

When I stepped into my new role three years ago, I spent a lot of those first months observing and listening. From those observations, I thought I had a pretty good handle on what I needed to do, so… → Read More

Working Parents: Take Time and Take Stock Before Launching Into the “New Normal”

It’s happening: Vaccines are becoming more available, schools are tentatively re-opening (in my area, at least), and I’m being bombarded with articles about the “new normal.” This is what we’ve all… → Read More

I Am Woman Watch Me Act: Actionable Steps to Help Women Rise + Thrive at Work

The deluge of national headlines surrounding the pandemic’s calamitous toll on women — especially BIPOC women and moms — are sobering, stomach-churning, and downright maddening, yet necessary for us… → Read More

I Was One of the First Female Fighter Helicopter Pilots in the US Army. Here’s the Technique I Used to Stay Motivated While Waiting for an Assignment.

Friedrich Nietzsche once said that “he who has a why can endure any how.” Your purpose is your “why.” In my experience, however, asking why often doesn’t go far enough. Sometimes doing so only… → Read More

Keeping Women in the Workforce When Work/Life Integration Seems Impossible

The statistics are staggering about women who are leaving the workforce. Every year, 25% of women exit a career because they can’t make work and life fit together, and this has been exacerbated… → Read More

Make Noise + Make Change: Three Actionable Ways to Fast-Track Gender Equality in the Workplace Now

March is a month dedicated to all things women. As we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women both past and present and mobilize to accelerate gender equality… → Read More

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