Power Players – Women Making Their Mark. You Can Too

As seen in Make It Better magazine:

Eight Chicago leaders, embracing their power to build a great life for self and others.

As seen hosting the Golden Globes:

Tina Fey & Amy Pohler, hosting the 2013 Golden Globes (photo courtesy of ABC News).

At Sunday’s Golden Globe Award Ceremony, Fey and Pohler reigned with wit and charm.

As seen in the New York Times:

From left, Maggie Hassan, the governor-elect; Ann McLane Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter, elected to the House of Representatives; and Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen. Photo credit: The New York Times.

In New Hampshire, women rule Рliterally. Every major office is filled by a woman.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/02/us/politics/from-congress-to-halls-of-state-in-new-hampshire-women-rule.html?_r=0

Dear Daughters, Sisters, Girlfriends and Women Across the USA,

Our time is now. We can and will do anything to which we set our minds and hearts.

Thanks to great women and men who came before us, glass ceilings have been shattered. Thanks to the freedom, education and opportunities accorded us as American women, our employment and other life options are equal to those of any man. (OK, maybe not if you wish to pursue Major League sports…) Thanks to our enlightened culture, our life partners are more likely than ever to share child rearing and domestic responsibilities.

We can now make our mark, make a family and make a difference – over time and with intention and love. Our ability to multi-task and find win/win scenarios for ourselves and others in most situations is perfectly suited for the demands of our complex, developed world.

You are smart, talented, beautiful, and able to create a better world for yourself and others.  Please follow your heart to do so now. And, please, let me know if I can help. It would be my honor.


Blessed with Grand Girlfriends

Last night, a grand girlfriend holiday party to launch a grand idea:

Roberta Olshansky (front), Kathy Deveny, Susan Schult, Elyssa Polston, Wendy Serrino and others

Roberta Olshansky (front), Kathy Deveny, Susan Schult, Elyssa Polston, Wendy Serrino and others at the holiday party opening of the North Shore Exchange, a thrift shop benefiting the Women’s Library Club of Glencoe.

The items on display at the party, and the additional donations brought by guests, should entice you to shop the designer consignment shop soon:

Items and donations for consignment at the North Shore Exchange

Further north, a grand girlfriend, Lake Forest’s Joan Sabatino, gave a grand gift – good music made easy with two playlists selected with love and burned onto beautiful CDs:

Good music on beautiful CDs from Joan Sabatino

I am blessed with grand girlfriends indeed!

Girlfriends at Kohler’s Waters Spa

Frankenstorm is hitting the East Coast. Our husbands are shuttling kids. Our business is in overdrive.

But Mindy and I gleefully enjoy our Girlfriend’s Package at Kohler’s Water Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin. We’re celebrating her significant birthday – which was 6 months ago.

So much to do! So little time to celebrate.

We love that they serve wine with the spa lunch.