202104.12
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The Value of Contribution

I was never a good cook. My chicken—flavorless. My steak—chewy. My fish—rubbery. If there is magic in cooking, I don’t wield it. But I play a really important part in the savory delicacies that come out of our kitchen at home. My husband’s chicken cutlet dish is amazing, because I slice the chicken so thin….

202104.01
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The Importance of a Good Team

When I was a partner at Big Law, I had to give a presentation with two of my partners on employment law developments. It was an early morning presentation and I had to get up at the crack of dawn to get to the venue (remember those days?). Once we started presenting, however, I realized…

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The Tried and True

My son recently introduced me to a new online game that can be played with family and friends in different locations. In this game, called Jackbox, a computer provides questions to which every player must submit an answer. Afterwards, the player whose answer is voted the funniest receives the most points. There’s also an option…

202103.26
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What Will the New World Look Like?

Like any professional woman, I have lots of high-heeled shoes in my closet (and under my desk at work, under my bed at home, in my garage, and in my trunk). And I haven’t worn a single pair in over a year. Throughout the pandemic, on the occasions when I did wear shoes, I alternated…

202103.26
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Coming Together from Different POV’s

Once, I was having a conversation with a junior colleague about a new development in the industry. Mid-conversation, they suddenly pulled out their phone. At first I was startled by the rudeness of the gesture. But then they turned their phone screen around to show me an article that was completely relevant to the conversation….

202103.25
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Stop Asian Hate

Over half of the world’s population—4.6 billion people, to be exact—live on the continent of Asia. Of those people, 1.4 billion live in China, 1.3 billion live in India, 126 million live in Japan, 69 million live in Thailand, 51 million live in South Korea, 32 million live in Malaysia, and the list goes on….

202103.17
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The Importance of Good Leadership

I remember once early in my law career at a Big Law firm, it was 6:30 and I was packing up to leave for the day, thrilled to be going home at a relatively early hour. Then the phone rang and I saw it was my boss. He was meeting with an important client on…

202103.08
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International Women’s Day!

To all my sisters on International Women’s Day! To the doctors, lawyers, engineers, astronauts, scientists, nurses, teachers, drivers, social workers, hospitality workers, actors, artists, writers, colleagues, coworkers, those serving in our armed forces, stay-at-home, WFH, mothers, daughters, friends, movers and shakers— I celebrate you today and always! #happyinternationalwomensday2021

202103.04
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Happy Women’s History month!

One of my clients is a CEO of a STEM firm in Manhattan. The coop application asked the CEO to enter “Name of Applicant” and underneath “Wife’s Maiden Name.” The CEO Applicant happens to be a woman. She doesn’t have a wife; she has a husband. But the application, it seems, didn’t expect a coop…