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Why Monica Lewinsky Deserves Our Compassion – Not Scorn

Why Monica Lewinsky Deserves Our Compassion – Not Scorn

Monica Lewinsky recently reflected on the 17-year-old nightmare she’s still grappling with. The one-time White House intern has long been an object of online derision and hate. Really since the Southern California natives’s name surfaced in January 1998 amid the Whitewater probe of President Bill Clinton. “We are living in a place where humiliation has become a commodity,” Lewinsky said […]

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Why I Don’t Network (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Why I Don’t Network (And Why You Shouldn’t Either)

Who are you?   What do you do?   Who are your people? These questions are staples of the   networking circuit — and why I hate the practice. In fact, I don’t believe in the concept at all and it’s exactly why I don’t network. Rather than bringing together like-minded professionals, networking is actually an insincere — and ineffective strategy — for […]

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Fashion and Feminism: A Perfect Match?

Fashion and Feminism: A Perfect Match?

“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” – Coco Chanel It’s not hard to find meaning–both positive and negative–in the staged feminist protest orchestrated for the Chanel Spring 2015 runway show. The fashion-minded among us want it to be a brilliant political statement about the significance of feminism and its place in fashion and culture. But […]

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Intelligence is SEXY…You Sexy Feminists…

Intelligence is SEXY…You Sexy Feminists…

Sexuality is the site of power. Period. Being sexualized can be powerful or detrimental depending on context, agency and intent. To assume that every image or phrase has the same impact or influence is to misunderstand the myriad of interpretations and social negotiations of daily life. As a feminist, I would like to see a shift in societal acceptance and […]

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Snoop Lion, Joe Montana With Ron Conway And Others Hold Benefit In SF For Anti-Gun Violence

Snoop Lion, Joe Montana With Ron Conway And Others Hold Benefit In SF For Anti-Gun Violence

A benefit hosted by Ron Conway, Joe Montana and Snoop Lion  (Dogg)  on May 29  in San Francisco brought together much needed focus on gun violence prevention. The after-work event brought together an incredibly diverse and eclectic group of supporters of the anti-gun violence movement from Gabby Giffords to Snoop Lion. All agreed on the  need for a comprehensive plan to address gun violence […]

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5 Hot Artists At ArtMarket 2014 You’ve Never Heard Of But You Should Know.

5 Hot Artists At ArtMarket 2014 You’ve Never Heard Of But You Should Know.

The exceptionally curated pop-up ArtMarket is possibly one of the cities best art shows if you’re looking for spiritual longing, political commentary or a vehicle for metamorphic transformation. Yes, it’s that good. I believe the true enduring mission of Art is to incite an internal knowing, an understanding of that which is hardly measurable but you know you have experienced […]

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What Holds Women Back? Other Women

What Holds Women Back? Other Women

It’s truly unfortunate when any woman who identifies herself as a feminist tries to validate negative stereotypes about women.   Self-professed feminist (I don’t believe she understands what the word means) Clarissa (her last name is not listed on her blog) posted a scathing blog by a guest blogger who appears to be unnamed, denouncing women from any future employment at […]

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‘Silent Sky’: Playwright Lauren Gunderson Connects Women Pioneers Through Performance And Panel

Lauren Gunderson with Randi Zuckerberg

On a perfect rainy afternoon a sold out crowd gathered at Theatre Works Silicon Valley for a  panel and penultimate performance of  Silent Sky. The space was packed with eager and inquisitive  women who came to hear stories of accomplished presenters and see  Silent Sky,  the story of  Henrietta Leavitt’s life and landmark astronomical discovery.   The afternoon began with an incredibly talented group of women […]

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You Won’t Believe What This Munich Taxi Driver Did

You Won’t Believe What This Munich Taxi Driver Did

It was 6:55 a.m. when we reached the Munich Airport without my passport. The realization came seconds after my too cheerful for the morning taxi driver was pulling my oversized gray suitcase from the trunk of his car.  Panic set in immediately when I realized the most important things I needed were safely locked up in the room at the hotel. […]

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Female Entrepreneurs Discuss Secrets Of Success At Founders Den

Female Entrepreneurs Discuss Secrets Of Success At Founders Den

  Panelists at the recent “Founders Den Females’ Success Stories”   event were full of insightful anecdotes and wisdom about their personal journey on the long and often exhaustive path to creating a successful company. Challenges and growing pains of entrepreneurship were discussed with relative candor as the women outlined how they achieved funding, hired talent and attained the skills required […]

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Dreaming Of Diamonds With The Art Of Bvlgari: La Dolce Vita And Beyond

Sophia Loren in a Bulgari parure of cabochon sapphires and rubies highlighted with diamonds, 1960.
Photo: Archivi Farabola

When I think of Bvlgari (AKA Bulgari), I think of majestic jewelry worn by Mughal emperors and Indian Maharanis.   The dramatic use of semi-precious and precious stones along with size and elaborate, intricate detail was a signified the status of nobility and royalty in an earlier time.   When you see the diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and rubies of Bvlgari currently on […]

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Abuse Of Indian Goddesses Is A Boon For Violence Against Women

Abuse Of Indian Goddesses Is A Boon For Violence Against Women

The now viral abused Goddess campaign has initiated a difficult dialogue. It has caused an unsettling feeling for many who are offended at the projection of violence towards a sacred idea. So, we must then question why it appears to be ok to   praise and worship mythological ethereal ideals while destroying, abusing, raping and violating   that which is real- living […]

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Feeding Ingrained Racism And The Paula Deen Problem

Feeding Ingrained Racism And The Paula Deen Problem

A few years ago, Toronto’s  York University led a study indicating incredible tolerance towards racism. The indifference exhibited by those who saw racist behavior suggested that people are actually more racist than they think they are. “People do not think of themselves as prejudiced, and they predict that they would be very upset by a racist act and would take action,” […]

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