"In our culture, we make it feel like you’re either a success or a failure- and that if you fail, that’s it. But it’s just not true. Everyone loves a comeback.” -Sallie Krawcheck The pursuit of perfectionism is a losing game, and I should know because I've been playing it most of my life. I still like to think that I can help it, that one day I’ll grow out of this tendency. I realize that's partly where the problem lies. Some of what makes us who we are is hard-wired. We don'
Why Purple? I often get asked this question in response to telling people my company’s name. It’s simple: Purple is a color most often associated with courage and creativity. I believe that the mindset of the visionary leaders and social entrepreneurs who will shape the future must be grounded equally in both. We need courage to stare down obstacles and creativity to see beyond what’s obvious in discovery of bold solutions. To think purple is to be consciously attuned to the
We women must create the world in which we are empowered to lead authentically if that world is ever to exist. That creative work must begin by telling the truth, acknowledging our own personal stories of leadership: that for most of us there was no smooth, linear path to becoming who we are, that we are constantly recalibrating, reassessing, and reinventing ourselves. We women leaders are everywhere. But some of us are more awakened than others to the power and necessity of