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At 30-years old, I hit a metaphorical wall.  I was exhausted and burned-out.  A social entrepreneur, I had poured my whole self into the venture I began at 24-years old and it seemed there was nothing left of me, for me.  I had a hard time getting to sleep.  I cried a lot.  I was broke.

I looked for role models, for other feminists who had dedicated their lives to changing the world by leading organizations to see how they did it.  I saw just two choices.  Either I could keep going, personal sacrifices be dammed, and find myself an old, bitter lady fighting the same battles year after year, with increasing exasperation and exhaustion. Or, I could quit and find something less taxing and also, less meaningful. I thought this was a false choice. I wanted a third-way, a path where I could be a leader with a joyful heart and a full life.

I set out to make that path. You might say, I leaned in to the challenge. (more…)

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I was honored to be invited to participate in Eve Ensler and V-Day’s One Billion Rising Campaign.   I love how this campaign is about more than ending violence, it’s about women, and our allies, coming together to be safe, supported and thriving wherever we are in the world. Talk about world peace.

Here’s the video about why I’m rising.

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I was honored to be a part of an hour-long conversation on KQED’s Forum with host Michael Krasney on December 6, 2012 about the power of positive female connection, along with the editor of the anthology Nothing But the Truth So Help Me God: 51 Women Reveal the Power of Positive Female Connection, Christine Bronstein, and fellow contributor, Shasta Nelson.  Shasta is the Founder/CEO of GirlfriendCircles.com.

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Here we are before we go live!

Shasta Nelson, Christine Bronstein and me

Shasta Nelson, Christine Bronstein and me

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