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Everything I Read in 2017

Two weeks ago I completed my goal of reading 50 books in 2017.  I’ve been overwhelmed by how many of you have read my last article and decided to make a reading goal for this year. It’s really nice to make an impact, so thank you! Anyways, feminist queen Roxane Gay released her reading list today. I really enjoyed her format. So, instead of giving you the order of my reading, accompanied with a thumbs up or down, I will organize…

2017 in the Books

For better and for worse, the past year has changed me. I am, perhaps irrationally, convinced that we are living in the midst of the apocalypse. Yet despite my perception of impending doom, 2017 was the best year of my personal life. To some, the concept of a work-life balance is a myth. I’m fortunate enough that it is my reality. Many people will tell you soul mates do not exist. I’ve somehow managed to find mine. The majority of…

Reset: Views from the Glass Ceiling

One would assume that with degrees in engineering (Princeton), Business (Harvard) & law (also Harvard) World Domination would sound like a legitimate career path. Ellen Pao was a first generation Chinese American whose parents taught her that she could accomplish anything with hard work and perseverance. She grew up believing that any challenge could be overcome when looked at as an engineering equation.  Ellen Pao’s book entitled Reset: My Fight for Inclusion and Lasting Change was as emotionally draining as…