Parents

Sep 06

Deeply-Rooted and Well-Balanced: Meet Winemaking Superwoman Luisa Ponzi!

Having an accountant as a father, I can remember when I was a young girl looking forward to April 16th. That’s when ‘busy season’ was finally over and Daddy would no longer be working late at night and on the…
Aug 09

Can ONE Superwoman Have TWO Superpowers? Meet Lisa Stone.

Stating it simply, to meet my good friend and colleague Lisa Stone is to be instantly energized. In life and in her career as a financial advisor, Lisa has that rare ability to make those around her feel comfortable and…
Feb 09

Financial “Tough Talks” Uncover A New Personal Hazard: Energy Depletion

A healthy turnout of more than 70 attendees served to highlight the urgency of last month’s community event topic: Tough Talks. These folks gathered at the offices of Morgan Stanley in Midtown Manhattan to witness DRIVEN’s panel discussion about the…
Jan 19

My Lunch With Mandeep: A Glimpse Into The Mind Of An Emotional Superhero

In July of 2015, I had lunch with an admired colleague at Vitae on E 46th Street. Mandeep Trivedi, a leader in valuation and forensic services at Citrin Cooperman and member of the Savvy Ladies Board of Directors, is a…
Oct 20

Satellite Strategies, Part 2: Progressive Ideas On The Future Of The Workplace

Many companies have noticed that keeping workers in the professional services workforce (particularly women) is becoming even more of a challenge as of late. Besides being expected to put in long hours away from home and family, there are brutal…
Aug 11

Paradise-On-Hudson: An Insider’s Guide To Cold Spring, New York

With all the excitement surrounding DRIVEN’s August 15th Cold Spring Community Day and its participating merchants, it might be a nice idea to explain why we chose this location for our annual event in the first place. Well, it’s similar…
Sep 29

Red Flag Awareness: One Participant’s Takeaways From Our Con Artists Discussion

September 9th’s panel discussion about the threat of con artistry in the business world and beyond inspired many participants to reexamine the world around them with a more careful eye. Today’s guest blogger and one such participant is Swati Jain…
Sep 05

Entertained By Nature: Jewelweed’s Secret Surprise

A roadside patch of Jewelweed….hours of fun await! For the adventurous among us, there’s an inexplicable satisfaction derived from experiences like the popping of bubble wrap, the sensation of Pop Rocks on your tongue, and the surprise of peeling open…
Jun 11

School’s Out!: Giving Teachers Gifts They’ll Actually Enjoy

I can remember back to my school days, and being so excited to show appreciation to my favorite teachers at the end of the school year with small gifts. The problem was I had been a little short on creativity.…
Apr 08

What I’m Reading: Farnoosh Torabi’s When She Makes More

I’ve been captivated by the topic, concept and possibilities of and for women as breadwinners for the past two years. I began researching it as I was founding Women’s Advancement Compact, inspired by the wish to see my niece Ashley…