These Build Yourself Women Are Making Impacts in Their Communities

These Build Yourself Women Are Making Impacts in Their Communities

Bolanle Williams-Olley, Chief Financial Officer at Mancini Duffy and a client of mine, just launched SheBuildsMoney, which builds tools to help small design firms help firm owners understand, take control and be successful in managing business finances. I worked with Bola through my Women’s Thought Leadership Coaching—a 4-month one-on-one coaching engagement in which we develop […]

How to Have More Meaningful and Effective Virtual Meetings

How to Have More Meaningful and Effective Virtual Meetings

You’re working from home and you’re dreading it. In addition to the general cabin fever that sets in, and the challenges of focus, so many virtual meetings and online collaborations are just so…. ….blah. You know what I mean — you’ve been there. On that lame Skype for Business conference call — you’re watching a […]

Ten Ways to Connect Meaningfully When We’re Forced to be Apart

Ten Ways to Connect Meaningfully When We’re Forced to be Apart

It’s a weird moment. Due to coronavirus, many of us are working from home, may be watching kids, and are facing a major transition in what the day-to-day looks like, facing fears for ourselves and loved ones, and a lot of uncertainty. Yet, while we may be physically separate, we don’t need to be emotionally […]

8 Women in Design Doing Great Things

8 Women in Design Doing Great Things

If you’re familiar with Build Yourself, you know that we’re a community of women in design careers looking to unleash our potential to excel in our careers. So today I want to let you in on what the great women of Build Yourself are doing. I want to introduce you to a few women in […]

Want To Be The Change? Here’s How:

Want To Be The Change? Here’s How-

I’ve written a lot recently about the change you can be in your workplace or business. I’ve focused on ideas like how you might lead differently and how being more strategic with your time can lead to a stronger business, better social life, and happier campers at work. I’ve also shared more info on the […]

Who has been a ripple effect in your career?

Who has been a ripple effect in your career?

I’ve been writing recently about the ultimate goal behind what I do: to get women’s workplaces and industries working for them–and to get women in roles they love that align with their highest potential, so that they can change the game for others. I hope it’s inspired you to think about how you might lead […]

They’re sitting right next to you.

Today, I wanted to share three stories that I’ve collected on what it can feel like to be a woman or person of color in my field – architecture. Names and identifying details have been altered, but the basic structure of these stories is true—and they are recent. Surprisingly, they are not from the 1950s […]

Get your Wingwoman (or Man!)

Have you ever been at a party with that guy that can’t stop talking about himself? We’ve all been there, our smiles plastered to our faces, while inside, we’re tracking, like predators that break in the conversation that means we can get out, get out!

Make Like the Merrill Lynch Ladies and Build Your Circle

Raise your hand if you like self-important people? The “humble” brag? Now raise your hand if you like talking about or claiming your accomplishments? Are you more likely to deflect your kudos with an ‘Aww, it wasn’t me,’ or a redirecting shrug?

Why Resolutions Are Too Solo

It’s that funny and amazing season where my gym is full. Where I walk in and have to fight for a locker, some time on the elliptical, and space on the mat. And I love it.