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Controlling Trajectories, 1: Leaping Over The “Missing Rung”

Controlling Trajectories, 1: Leaping Over The “Missing Rung”

If you’re a woman in business, and especially a woman in tech or engineering, then I’m sure that the scenes I detailed in my last few articles sounded familiar in some way – perhaps you found yourself in the same situations, perhaps you had female colleagues or...
Search Inside Yourself as a way to bring us together at work

Search Inside Yourself as a way to bring us together at work

Some twelve months ago I received an email which simultaneously excited me and made me very, very nervous: I’d been accepted into the Search Inside Yourself (SIY) Teacher Training program. This meant that I would spend the next year learning how to teach the material...
Lessons From The Front Lines, 3: The Impossible Double Bind

Lessons From The Front Lines, 3: The Impossible Double Bind

I wish I could say the incidents I talked about in Adventures In International Sales 1 and 2 were isolated incidents but they were not. These are just three examples of a litany of micro and macro aggression I experienced in the course of my 25 years as a woman in...
Shelter In The Storm

Shelter In The Storm

A few years ago I found myself stuck in Tokyo, having ridden out the Magnitude 9.0 earthquake that had shaken the city and unleashed a tsunami that caused devastation beyond anything we had witnessed before. And, a few years later I found myself in a similar...