Post III: 2020, a pandemic romance–the view from a small island

By March of 2020, articles about isolation and the effects of quarantine on relationship proliferate the internet.  Some sexual, others platonic. Isolation serves notice to us all that life is different and a new normal could be expected. In my business-coaching practice, clients begin to share comments usually reserved for a therapist’s chair. Long-term partners, … Continue reading Post III: 2020, a pandemic romance–the view from a small island

Science loses a hero to COVID 19

Today, in The Scientist, we read of the death of biologist Lynika Strozier from complications of COVID 19. Ms. Strozier was 35 and was a biologist at Field Museum in Chicago. Such a loss to the scientific community, Ms. Strozier worked there as a research assistant in the Pritzker DNA Lab and worked on a … Continue reading Science loses a hero to COVID 19

Intel questions the business case for homegeneity

  In late October, a short article, published in Fast Company addresses multiple steps to diversity. It is a quick -- a one-minute read on Intel's integrated approach to hiring, progression, and retention.  Support for all employes comes through Warmline,  a confidential hotline to help employees work through personal and professional roadblocks.       … Continue reading Intel questions the business case for homegeneity

in 2019, to pee is a verb, but is still a gender (and class) issue

With an elbow length of tertiary degrees, one could assume that the type of discrimination highlighted in today's post would be obvious to me. But somehow, I only grasped the inconvenience and missed this critical fact: access to toilets lives in the intersection of  public health and sanitation--and privilege. "If struggling to find suitable toilet … Continue reading in 2019, to pee is a verb, but is still a gender (and class) issue

Stereotype Threat: Penalized for promoting and encouraging talented women

A 2018 article in the respected Harvard Business Review addresses a second level stumbling block in the way of successful women in the corporate world -- that of stereotype threat. Without using that label, Anne McNulty describes the subtle but real punishment meted out when women try to assist women who are bright and merit … Continue reading Stereotype Threat: Penalized for promoting and encouraging talented women