Today, March 12th, marks the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) Centennial Anniversary. We are all familiar with the Girl Scout cookies and merit badges, but this organization is much more than just that. One hundred years ago today, with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home surroundings, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. She ... [Read More]
Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day, a global event observed since the early 1900's to connect women, to inspire women and to celebrate women's achievements. It's the perfect day to share the story of two incredible, young women - both recent college grads - who are on a mission to empower other young women to pursue their own vision for change... clear across the globe.
In 2007, when ... [Read More]
It's a fact that women are grossly underrepresented in theater, film and television. So, it was a great pleasure to recently come to know Sasha Eden, co-founder with Victoria Pettibone, of the critically acclaimed 501c3 non-profit WET Productions, an organization that has been working tirelessly for the last thirteen years to change those statistics. As a developer, producer and champion of premiere work by ... [Read More]
You excitedly prepare to walk the aisles of your local beauty boutique or hit the beauty floor of your favorite department store, ready to shop. But, you are suddenly assaulted by a dizzying array of brands and colors, powders and creams, lotions and potions, spritzes and sprays. You find yourself overwhelmed by a sea of endless choices. You panic, grab the first lipstick you see (fingers crossed it won't ... [Read More]
Imagine this: You're a gifted, 17 year old high school senior, determined to fulfill your childhood dream of becoming a marine biologist and driven by the desire to help your family have a better life. Your parents both work hard - dad drives a cab and mom is a nurse's assistant. They make just enough for the family to get by. A car accident suddenly leaves your parents both severely injured, and your mom ... [Read More]
As the nights get colder and winter starts to settle in, we grab our flannel pajamas and cuddle up with a good book. There is something to be said about the warmth of pajamas and how when you put them on, you are automatically transported back to your favorite childhood memories. So, what about the thousands of children who don't have homes, parents or a pair of pajamas to call their own?
With almost 25% ... [Read More]
She invented entertaining, educational television for kids. She created an innovative, American media institution four decades ago that continues to positively impact millions of children all over the world today. She changed the public perception of public television and introduced record-setting audiences to it. She told us "how to get, how to get to Sesame Street".
Her name is Joan Ganz Cooney and ... [Read More]
A woman we recently came to know and now admire and respect immensely, just turned sixty... the BIG 6-0. It's hard to believe because she doesn't look her age, doesn't act her age (in a good way) and she can run circles around most 30 year olds. Such a milestone deserves a really special celebration. As I went to get ready for her birthday bash, rather than choosing the perfect party outfit and getting all ... [Read More]