1. A Comeback - just in time for Women’s History Month

    Tumblr I have missed you!  I have missed the incredible catharsis of expressing myself on your pages.  I have missed reading your wonderful posts.  Apparently, I have even missed my own password.

    I am on a brief hiatus from my work as a mercenary (a Consultant in large corporate bureaucracies).  I have been inspired to write again — the Sequester, Women’s History Month, Sheryl Sandberg’s new book - the sources of inspiration abound.

    I will introduce one brief thought which I will return to in more detail after this initial post.  I am reading all the reviews on Sheryl Sandberg’s new book and the ensuing discussions about feminism - the revival of a topic that got heated with the publication in July of last year of Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All” in The Atlantic.

    The first thought I had was where is the mention of Sonia Sotomayor?  Talk about a woman in a position of power!  And a woman with humble beginnings who is not one of our nation’s wealthiest, yet she occupies a unique position of power - and there are a limited number of seats at that table.  Why is she completely absent from this discussion?  I certainly hope it is not because she handles the dialogue about women, power, family and leadership with such quiet grace and supports “old-fashioned” values of hard work, courage and perserverance.  More on this topic in future posts as I consider the topic of leadership in general — and women in leadership in particular.