Reclaiming Femininity

Femininity creeps up on you when you least expect it. We have all felt it. It is the elegant drape of a flowing evening gown, the gentle touch of your mother’s hand on your feverish forehead, the admiring and sensual look of a man who cherishes you, and the soft expression of the words “I … More Reclaiming Femininity

The Risk Divide: Developing the Capacity for Psychological Courage

There are critical moments in your life when you build your capacity for courage. This typically happens when your foundation shifts revealing cracks that can open you up for self-discovery and renewal. My pioneering moment came when I graduated from college. For the first time in my life I was faced with unfettered autonomy causing … More The Risk Divide: Developing the Capacity for Psychological Courage

Finding Style in the Most Unexpected Places

Thanks Tai Beauchamp for asking me to write this.  This piece originally appeared on the Tai Life website here.   ——————————— When I first arrived in Senegal at the age of 22 the first thing I noticed were the colors.  The beautiful patterns of red, yellow, pink, and green draped gracefully across the tall, lean, … More Finding Style in the Most Unexpected Places

Lighting up Bihar

I just got back from a three day trip to Bihar, India where I was visiting Acumen Fund Global Fellow, Neha Kale, as part of my work on leadership at Acumen Fund.  Neha is currently working for Husk Power System (HPS), an Acumen Fund investment that uses rice husks to electrify rural villages in India … More Lighting up Bihar