Category Archives: Legacy

Her-Story 101: Did You Get the Memo?

It is no secret that the contributions of women have not always been told. Yet National Women’s History Month every March reminds us that there are national celebrations to honor the significant role of women. Celebrating women like this was not always the case…But, that’s a different “her-story” for another day. Today I wondered: How […]

Black History Month 2010: Reflections of Trailblazers

Reflecting about Black History Month 2010 and the numerous contributions of African Americans throughout history, I am reminded of a speech I delivered before the California School Board Association delegate assembly in May 2005. It was a poignant moment for me as a junior school board trustee. I was taking a stand during a high-profile […]

A Woman’s Place Is Still In the House

This month’s statewide election results in Virginia remind me that a woman’s place is still in the house. Not in the figurative sense but in the political environment. For the first time in almost twenty years, there was a woman running for statewide constitutional office. Former state treasurer Jody Wagner mounted an 18-month campaign taking […]

Life After Leadership

Recently a colleague and I engaged in light banter about the process when leaders change positions. My friend maintained the most important legacy leaders leave is going from one position into a successive one. For some people, this means being vice president and then president of a neighborhood association. For others, it involves serving on […]

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