The Women’s March Was Fun – Now Let’s Get Serious

I was excited and nervous to board a plane from Zurich, Switzerland and fly to the US to attend the Women’s March in Washington, DC. I was bringing my two little girls, 1 and 3 years old, and we talked about why there would be a big “parade” of people talking about their vision of the future for women in …

THE FUTURE OF WORK // A Happy Mom Creates Her Dream Part-Time Job

The Future of Work series is a set of stories & interviews with real people who took a BIG leap and designed the job of their dreams (in the face of fear, doubt, uncertainty, and naysayers!) I was in a house in the middle of a beautiful meadow, full of wild flowers. There were many, many ladybugs and birds were trying to eat …

THE FUTURE OF WORK // Kitesurfing in Sri Lanka

The Future of Work series is a set of stories & interviews with real people who took a BIG leap and designed the job of their dreams (in the face of fear, doubt, uncertainty, and naysayers!) Borke Thill courageously quit a great corporate job with Siemens to follow her kitesurfing passion and ended up managing the Sri Lanka Kite School. Though she hadn’t intended …

Silicon Valley Exec Quits to Spend Time With His 2-Year-Old

What can I say, I’m a sucker for all of these I quit my job to spend more time with my family stories. Partially because that’s what I did, partially because I think it’s such a radical way of finding balance, and partially because there’s always a cute family picture attached to the article. Anand Iyer was a hugely successful Silicon Valley executive …

A Hugely Successful CEO Drops Her Career… To Live Abroad in Paris

I’m so inspired by people, and particularly women, who live their lives BIG. You know what I mean? They live courageously and take a chance with life and do the things they want to do, not just the things that are logical or safe or what they “should” do. So when I recently read the Harvard Business Review article Advice from a …

The First All-Women, Flexi-Work IT Startup

Dame Stephanie Shirley was a true pioneer and it’s a shame you’ve probably never heard of her. She stood up and made a difference for so many important issues we still face today: women’s equality in STEM, work-life balance, and female entrepreneurship. Her career Shirley didn’t like the limited career opportunities that she faced as a woman in the tech …