I was determined and, frankly, a little scared. A colleague had challenged me to not only unplug for two full days, but to do NO WORK AT ALL for those days.
I don’t consider myself a work-a-holic, but I do…
Polling Question #5: It’s My Job and I’ll Speak if I Want To!
One of the polling questions asked at the launch-event was ‘Do you hold your tongue because you worry about not being liked?’ I find this question very…
An excited group packed the room at Alston and Bird on June 26th to attend the Women’s Advancement Compact’s first educational wine event! 36 women were ready to participate in a unique wine tasting adventure.
Making new friends, drinking wine,…
It’s not about the right to know: it’s the NEED to know.
My name is Patti Hayde and my daughter Emily is 8 years old. The last two years of her life she has spent fighting to be healthy and…
A great way to navigate congested city streets
Interacting with a city by bike is an optimal way to take in a landscape at eye level. A two-wheeled velocity keeps pace with urban streets and yet you move slow enough…
Once Upon a Time Antiques
101 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY
In every northeast antiquing village, there’s that one antique shop that stocks the true vintage Americana items that the real hawk-eyes are looking for. In Cold Spring, Once Upon…
Archipelago At Home
119 Main Street, Cold Spring, NY
A Cold Spring staple for 16 years, Archipelago At Home is for those who want to get serious about home decor. Proprietor Timothy Chevtaikin, with his adventurous taste and keen eye…
Polling Question #4: Do Something For Yourself!
During the Women’s Advancement Compact launch, one of the questions presented was: When was the last time you did something just for you? The answers varied from once a week, once a…
Observation #1: In her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg references an incident in her life- where a male colleague cut her off during a meeting. Her boss came to the rescue by suggesting that Ms Sandberg hadn’t finished…
Polling Question #3: Unplugging
One of the questions asked during the Women’s Advancement Compact kick-off event was: When was the last time you unplugged? While some scoffed at the notion of turning off their blackberry, iPhone, iPad, laptops, etc., others…