How to Handle a Bully?

New Jersey Governor Christie is using the tactics of a playground bully to impress his supporters through name-calling and threats of violence. We won’t sink to his level. He also won’t silence us. More…

A Woman’s Place…

This week I had the opportunity to join another group of inspirational women from around the globe for a panel discussion at the 7th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. Our stimulating conversation focused on the impact of women in unions, and the impact women leaders have had on issues of gender equality and other issues affecting women in their respective countries. More…

TIME to Beat up Teachers

A fabulous friend recently said to me, “I’m just so tired of the new national pastime – Beat up a Teacher.” She had seen the nasty cover of Time with a court gavel about to smash an apple (a good one by the way). She had seen the title she knew was a lie: It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. But I think what pushed her over the edge was the subheading: A group of Silicon Valley investors wants to change that. More…

#ThankATeacher

Thank you, Mr. Olsen. Thank you Ms. Lee. Thank you Sister Claire. Thank you Mrs. Hildebrand. My list is a long one. There are so many teachers who brought me to where I am in my life, and except for one or two, I have no idea where they are today. I went to Catholic school More…

Right on Target

Josh is eight years old in third grade in his public school here in fabulous New York City. He thinks I look like a desperate housewife. I don’t watch the show, so I have no idea if that’s a compliment or not. More…