Female Founders Over Forty: Understanding Toxic Workplaces

I’m back from a week in Italy, yes, it was lovely.  I met some great people, including an amazing woman in my age range.  Another woman with a remarkable past, stellar skills and jaw-dropping experience–and, like so many of us, under-employed, in a toxic environment, having to figure out whether or not we can make… Read More

The Identical Twins of Triumph and Disaster

Some people are world transformers.  We choose to go headlong into the breach, to try something, to build something, to create something that didn’t exist before.  People are not born risk-takers or leaders, or innovators, or founders.   We acquire the ambition, the skills, the experience and the know-how along the way, often at difficult cost. … Read More

Where am I Going? (Female Founders Over 40)

Today, as I was going through the WordPress Reader, I stumbled on a post from a travel/lifestyle blogger that asked the question:  would you rather live abroad all the time and come home (to your home country) each year for a two-week vacation or in your home country with a two week vacation abroad each… Read More

That Stuff Don’t Work for Me: Advice for Female Founders Over Forty

The problem with self-help books is that what works for some people isn’t necessarily going to work for me or for you. As my friend, Aunt Chan, says, “That shit don’t work for me.” Two years ago, I read a book that really inspired me at the time, though I found much of it — just… Read More

Pivot or Persevere?

While working on my earlier blogs, especially the failed one,  —um, okay, so they were all failures.  The one thing one gets from things that don’t go as planned is experience.  Cue the ‘wah-wah’ music. Yes, I have tons of experience. 🙂  In creating this blog, I “pivoted” the earlier, failed blog, adjusting my objectives and… Read More