A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Like so many of you, I have been devastated by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday.  I’ve also been reflecting on the magnitude of what she accomplished. And on this: our rights as women now hang by a thin thread, given anticipated changes to the Supreme Court.  Finally, I’m seared by the fact that we … Continue reading A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment which gave women the right to vote. I'd like to celebrate this centennial by recognizing the unstoppable women who laid the groundwork leading to the passage and ratification of the 19th amendment, and those who continue to push the feminist agenda forward. Yet, while women … Continue reading Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

As we head into the Fourth of July weekend and summer gets fully underway (albeit in a markedly different fashion), I'd like to share some reflections on a “safer at home” summer. One where travel takes a different form and reading is even more important.  My thoughts on summer “travel” can be found in this … Continue reading My “Safer at Home” Summer Reading List

BLACK LIVES MATTER

It has been a heartbreaking week.  I am grieving the loss of so many Black Americans, the violence we are witnessing, and the racism we continue to suffer from.  The killing of George Floyd has laid bare a deep and terrible wound that many would prefer not to see.  And yet, we cannot ignore it. … Continue reading BLACK LIVES MATTER

Sharing Supermajority’s Response To The Murder of Black Americans

Yesterday, I received a message from Supermajority in response to the recent violence against Black people in this country. Their message so thoughtfully and precisely reflects what I believe needs to be shared at this time, which is why I am passing it along. Please read the Supermajority team's post here for a heartfelt message to all … Continue reading Sharing Supermajority’s Response To The Murder of Black Americans

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: “SAFER AT HOME” SUMMER

I spent Memorial Day weekend at home with my family, alternating between a little relaxing and a lot of spring cleaning. We didn’t get that burst of summer weather that we sometimes do in New England, so weekend travel was less tempting.  Also, our governor has adopted a “safer at home” stance due to coronavirus, … Continue reading MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: “SAFER AT HOME” SUMMER

Reflecting on Women’s Health Week

As we close out Women's Health Week, I want to take the time to reflect on the magnitude with which women are disproportionally affected in access to health coverage. Here is a sample of some of the facts that I shared throughout the week. I wrote Marching Toward Coverage to inform women of the issues … Continue reading Reflecting on Women’s Health Week

MOTHER’S DAY, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: A NEW KIND OF “SELF-CARE”

As Mother’s Day approaches, this year feels different.  In a time of coronavirus, we need more than flowers and a day off.  We need more than traditional self-care.  We need recognition, deep and lasting recognition, that the work we do as caregivers is invaluable.  We need recognition from society as a whole, not just our … Continue reading MOTHER’S DAY, CORONAVIRUS EDITION: A NEW KIND OF “SELF-CARE”

Inspiration During Coronavirus Quarantine

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our personal and professional lives, I wanted to share some positive inspiration from Nelson Mandela, Winston Churchill, and Maya Angelou --- all extraordinary people who experienced hardship, whether personally or societally. Yet they persevered, embodying the qualities necessary for leadership during a time of crisis. Winner of the … Continue reading Inspiration During Coronavirus Quarantine