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Raising Girls with Confidence

Raising Girls with Confidence

I grew up in a picturesque suburb of New York City. By all outside appearances, I had it together: confident, carefree, and a natural leader.  I went to college, built a high profile career in the media industry, got married, and had children. Then I had a daughter. The second I heard “it’s a girl,” […]

Being Confident Is Beyond Luxury

Being Confident Is Beyond Luxury

Wait a minute! You wonder what this is right? Yes! Let’s teach you how to Buy confidence. You buy books, you buy clothes, you buy food, you buy data but you forget to buy confidence. Some people are the best of themselves in their rooms and that’s the end of what they exude. It’s sad that […]

Tips For Raising Confident Children

Tips For Raising Confident Children

Confidence is a quality we all desire to increase. Confidence is being sure of oneself and having certainty in our own abilities. As opposed to arrogance, which gives one a feeling of superiority and can lead to condescension, confidence does not bring others down, only builds oneself up. Confidence helps us work hard to get […]

Staying Confident As The Only Woman In The Room

Staying Confident As The Only Woman In The Room

Long before I was a software executive, I was a practicing physical therapist (DPT). Moving from the female-dominated world of PT to the male-dominated world of tech was a culture shock — to say the least. When I co-founded my company, WebPT, I was the only woman on the executive team for the first few […]

Allow Criticism But Don’t Let It Stop Your Success

Allow Criticism But Don’t Let It Stop Your Success

I wish I could say the disrupters I know let sexist critiques flow off them like water off a duck’s back, but it takes time to learn — or, rather, unlearn — how to stop internalizing criticism and begin to neutralize it. It takes practice to shift from “Everybody says I need to change how […]

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

Why Self-esteem Is Different From Confidence and How to Build Both Effectively

As humans, we sort of depend on certain qualities and traits. For example, self-esteem and self-confidence (or confidence) are two fundamental personality traits that we need in our lives. Quickly before you think about each of the terms, let’s define what each of them means. Self-esteem: How you feel about yourself and about what you […]

Rant Of The Day – “Na Whiteman”

Rant Of The Day –  “Na Whiteman”

Happy new week folks. So, I told people to send me something they would love to rant about, those inner rants in them that they just haven’t had the opportunity to get them off their hearts and guess what? I got loads of topics. As I searched through the topics a particular topic caught my […]

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

The Stigma of Doing Things Alone

It was Thursday afternoon. I’d been invited to the soft launch of a new restaurant that evening, and I’d invited a guy I’d recently met through online dating to join me, only to have him cancel last minute. As someone who tries to live her life with a “no regrets” mentality, the choice was clear: […]

Brazilian Women Embrace Hair’s Curls And Kinks

Brazilian Women Embrace Hair’s Curls And Kinks

The Brazilian blowout hair straightening treatment has become a global phenomenon, thanks in part to celebrities like Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry. But in Brazil, flattening irons have fallen by the wayside as more and more women choose to embrace their curls and kinks. For Cassia Marinho, owner of the Iporinché salon in Rio de […]

Gaining The Confidence You Need To Succeed

Gaining The Confidence You Need To Succeed

Are you holding yourself back because of low confidence? Do you spend a lot of time “in your head” worrying, regretting, putting yourself down, and wishing things were different? Do you stop yourself from taking advantage of opportunities and reaching the success of which you know you are capable? Without confidence, you will never venture […]

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