All girls have a right to be part of the innovation economy!


Everyone close to me knows I am a huge fan of TechGirlz.  TechGirlz is a nonprofit support and mentor-ship network meant to nurture girls in their development of a love for and proficiency with technology that is uniquely designed for their needs and the ways in which they learn best. TechGirlz ultimate goal is to […]

Emily Torchiana wins Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service


Today’s post is in honor of Emily Torchiana. Last night Emily Torchiana won the prestigious Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service at the Jefferson Awards Foundation’s National Gala.  You can watch her win the award here. Emily was nominated for her work in suicide prevention through her non-profit, The Invisible Illnesses.  It hosts workshops to educate […]

Relationship Building | Managing Up!

managing up

My friend Ted Rubin has a quote that I love – “Relationships are like muscle tissue, the more you engage them, the stronger and more valuable they become”.   Having a healthy, positive relationship with your boss, investors or board makes your work life much easier, it’s also good for your job satisfaction and your […]

Good Leadership Tips (a gift from my mentors)


Today March 30 is my birthday, I want to gift you a couple of tips I was given by my amazing mentors on how to be a great leader. Good leadership is essential to business.  Having a great idea or business goal and assembling a team to bring that concept/goal to life is the first step […]

Poor Communication Can Have Damaging Effects


Guess What – Today’s topic is COMMUNICATION! Whatever the size of your company, your team represents the most significant investment both in time and in money, and ultimately determines the success or failure of the organization. It seems obvious, yet over and over again I see issues with communication and oddly I see the most communication […]

Practice “The Power of Now”

the power of now

One of our healthcare portfolio companies was distracted and anxious this week over a potential issue related to cash-flow and so I reminded them about this quote from Lao Tzu: “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace […]