What's Inspiring Me

April 03, 2019

“The Faces Behind the 19th Amendment”

This new National Portrait Gallery exhibit features the untold stories of leaders who fought for the rights of all women to cast ballots.
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April 03, 2019

100 million messages, 100 lessons

As founder and CEO Nancy Lublin puts it, Crisis Text Line—which provides free, 24/7 support for those in crisis— is “a giant love machine.” Read about what this incredible organization has learned over five years and 100 million messages.
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April 03, 2019

“This Is What A Philanthropist Looks Like”

The word "philanthropist" tends to evoke a certain type of person—from Andrew Carnegie to, well, Bill Gates—and that's got to change. Meet nine incredible women who are redefining philanthropy.
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April 03, 2019

“The Book of Awakening” by Mark Nepo

I open The Book of Awakening almost every day—and years later, I still get something new out of it every time I turn a page. Mark’s writing helps me step back, be still, and center myself—particularly on days that feel especially chaotic, or when I need a moment of quiet.
March 01, 2019

"When Women Control the Money, Female Founders Get Funded"

This New York Times article takes you inside a women-only pitch night and introduces you to some of the brilliant women who are founding (and funding!) the next generation of great companies.
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March 05, 2019

“Heartland” by Sarah Smarsh

I haven't been able to put down this memoir. Sarah Smarsh uses her personal history to challenge us to examine the effects of intergenerational poverty. Highly recommend adding it to your 2019 reading list!
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March 05, 2019

“When a woman speaks her truth, fires up her intention and feeling, stays tight with the instinctive nature, she is singing, she is living in the wild breath-stream of the soul. To live this way is a cycle in itself, one meant to go on, go on, go on.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés
March 05, 2019

"Period. End of Sentence."

I was so excited to see an Oscar go to Rayka Zehtabchi’s important documentary “Period. End of Sentence.” I couldn't put it any better than Melissa Berton, one of the film's producers: “A period should end a sentence—not a girls education.”
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