Inclusion and Diversity

February 12, 2013


Getting Away from Group Think

When was the last time you had a team meeting with someone outside your usual circle of colleagues? This is a question – and a challenge – laid down by Peter McDonald, a collaboration expert that I met with last week. Peter works for a consultancy that focuses on helping people collaborate. And they go […]

February 8, 2013


Juggling Work-Life Balance in Demanding Times

12 years back when I delivered my first child, I went into postpartum depression and lost my work-life balance. I know exactly how it feels to lose balance and how to regain it. I have developed a purpose to make women more aware about symptoms of losing work-life balance and providing solutions that worked for […]

January 23, 2013


Cisco Cancer Support Network

Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way – we’ve fought and survived cancer, we’ve lost love ones to the disease and/or we’ve been touched by powerful stories about cancer.

January 21, 2013


Until Justice Rolls Down…On Martin Luther King Jr.

It was a printer jam that made me realize the full power of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream Speech.”  Growing up in the United States, I had studied Martin Luther King Jr’s  outsize impact on civil rights and American history.  That said, I had never heard the entire speech he gave in […]

December 7, 2012


Redefining Disability

This week the world celebrated the United Nations International Day for Persons with Disabilities. So let me ask you a question. What does disabled mean to you? If you say the word aloud, what comes to your mind? Wheelchairs, white sticks and hearing aids, maybe. Go a little deeper and you might think of less […]

December 6, 2012


Inspiring across the generation- what does it mean to me?

From baby boomers to generation X to digital generation of the twenty-first century, it is more important to find similarities in people expectations and experiences than to focus on the differences.  We all want respect, peace, love, lightness, happiness and joy. And it is not hard to get these things if we follow simple principles.

December 5, 2012


2012: The Year of the Woman

After months of speculation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced on Monday that they are expecting their first child. In light of this announcement, there is now pressure for...

November 18, 2012


To Bias or Not to Bias…

” We do not see things as they are, we see things as WE are” – Anais Nin A bias is a simplification that our brain goes through when we are in front of a situation we’ve been before. In that instance we rush decision and even behave inappropriately based on different elements like sex, […]