Racial Anxiety

In recent months, we have had many discussions about racism. Absent from most of these discussions is the topic of a subtle obstacle to solving the issues of racial injustice and unconscious bias: racial anxiety. This is when, in an interracial interaction, one participant is distracted by fear of experiencing prejudice, and the other is…


BC [Before Covid] Flashbacks

BC [Before Covid] Flashbacks. Sudden sharp memories: running for the train, picking up coffees for clients and colleagues, taking an elevator and chatting with strangers while we wait for our floor, sitting in a meeting with coffee and pastries served buffet style, asking someone I just met at a crowded conference “is this chair taken,”…


All Superheroes Wear Masks

All superheroes wear masks. As the workplaces reopen, here is an overview of laws by state pertaining to the wearing of masks. Stay safe, and be a superhero! https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=c6c3894f-fe7b-49b7-9f8b-37bf5743dbd9 #workplacehealth


Happy 4th of July!

To our brave American Heroes on Independence Day— thank you! Best wishes for a Happy 4th of July!


The Time In Between

I used to arrive at meetings early. I allowed time for train delays, traffic, crowded lobbies, and building security. I would get my coffee and get settled in. I would have spontaneous conversations with people while waiting. If meeting a client, I would go to the bathroom and fix my hair and makeup prior to…


Kindness Is An International Language

Kindness is an international language. “In a race, athlete Abel Mutai representing Kenya, was just a few feet from the finish line, but he was confused with the signage & stopped thinking he had completed the race. The Spanish athlete, Ivan Fernandez was right behind him & realizing what was happening, he started shouting at…


Mindset Growth

I attended a STEM high school. When I was a sophomore, I was a straight A student, except for advanced math, in which I had a glaring D. I was distraught. My math teacher explained that I was not good in math, because, you see, I was a girl. He went so far as to…



As our workplaces and schools start to open, I am struck by how much things have changed “post Covid.” The changes remind me of one hot June day in the ‘80’s when I was involved in a spontaneous water fight with my middle school classmates. We didn’t have water balloons or squirt guns—we went to…


BREAKING: High Court Says Title VII Protects Gays, Trans Workers

The interpretation of Federal law pertaining to sex has been amended overnight nationwide. Federal law now protects employees from discrimination based on their sex, sexual orientation, and transgender status, regardless of what state and local laws provide. This issue is no longer only an issue of good workplace culture but is now the law of…