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It’s not all or nothing

February 8, 2017


Blame it on my foot surgery. Since December, I have not been able to get up at my usual 4:30 am. For the first few weeks, I could use the pain medications as my excuse since they made me really sleepy. Then, it was my body healing. But it has been two months now. Maybe […]

7 Productivity tips for your home office

June 11, 2014


More and more people are working from home these days, either because they’re self-employed or companies are trying to cut their real estate costs. Whatever the reason, there are lots of us. I recently attended a Meet-up for those who work from home. The whole day was a blast! This meet-up took place in the […]

Agile product development

May 14, 2014


I was at my favorite place in Cambridge last weekend, the Microsoft Research and Development Center, also known as the NERD Center; that’s appropriate, isn’t it? This conference was called Product Camp.  And believe it or not, I do have other interests in life besides exercise and Peeps.  Although, those two topics are more fun […]

Three big ideas from IDEAS Boston

November 17, 2011


I was very fortunate to attend the 2011 IDEAS Boston Conference. IDEAS Boston is a unique event where some of the region’s leading thinkers from every imaginable sector push boundaries and share their latest big ideas to create fertile ground for innovation. A big thank you to Bobbi Carlton and Mass Innovation Nights for providing […]

How to give great presentations – 4 Tips

April 19, 2011


I had a blast at the Boston BarCamp 6, held on April 9 and 10 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge. BarCamp Boston is one of those unconferences, meaning it’s organized on the fly by the attendees and for the attendees. BarCamp is one of the geekier unconferences, with a lot of the presentations […]

Career success tips from experts

December 14, 2010


Gloria Larson, President of Bentley University, gave the closing keynote address at the The Successful You 2010 Women’s Leadership Forum. She was then joined by Judith Giordan, Managing Director at Intangible Asset Finance and Professor of Practice at University of Southern Mississippi. Their parting words of wisdom for us: * Define your strengths and pair […]

Tips for dealing with competitive women

December 7, 2010


  Another great session from the The Successful You 2010 Women’s Leadership Forum was “Competitve Women at Work: From Fighting to Uniting.” Bestselling authors, Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster, provided insights and practical advice for dealing with common types of competitive behavior.   Their advice on dealing with the main types of competitive behavior: 1. […]

How to enhance your strategic thinking

December 2, 2010


I had the pleasure of hearing a panel of successful technology entrepreneurs share how they have strengthened their strategic thinking skills and these strategic skills contributed to their success. This panel was part of The Successful You 2010 Women’s Leadership Forum. The panel: Maria Cirino – Founder, .406 Ventures Emily Nagle Green – President and […]

Career lessons learned from successful women

November 30, 2010


I had the pleasure of attending the first annual The Successful You 2010 Women’s Leadership Forum at the Microsoft NERD Center. This conference brought together leading women from many industries, who shared their stories. One of the sessions was “Lessons Learned: Women’s Career Decisions in Review.” We can always learn from others’ experiences. The panelists: […]

Five Successful Personal Branding Techniques

November 16, 2010


Last weekend, I was spoke about entrepreneurship and personal branding at my alma mater, Mount Holyoke College. This was part of the annual student-run conference about careers. Mount Holyoke alumnae and friends were invited back to speak about their experiences. There were several panels covering many industries: entrepreneurs, marketing, creative arts, investment banking and non-profits. […]