Speaking Truth to Power: The Politics of Intersectionality in the Workplace

I am part of a book club at work that meets monthly. The theme of this book club is women and leadership. Each month we pick a book, article, or other media that addresses the joys and challenges of being a woman in leadership or aspiring to leadership. The group is made up of women …

6 Tips for Creating Your Own Personal Professional Development

We have all heard the dreaded phrase, "There is no money in the budget for X,Y,Z..." Whether it was after asking for a raise, hearing about cuts to department resources, or as an explanation for a hiring freeze, limited budgets are commonplace in today's workplace. After working for several organizations that allowed me and my …

Getting Comfortable with being Uncomfortable in the Workplace

Yesterday someone shared a link to a video from the Late Night with Seth Meyers show. It is a conversation between Meyers and a Black woman writer on his show, Amber Ruffin. In the clip, the two are talking about last weekend's Alt-Right/Neo-Nazi/White Supremacy event in Charlottesville, Virginia. Amber is explaining to Seth that Black …