Stronger (what doesn’t kill you)

Hi,  Kelly Clarkson once sang:“What doesn’t kill you makes you strongerStand a little taller”  It might have been meant to be a love song but I look at it as a really great career lesson from this year.Because don’t you think that the most important career lessons are the ones you learn from your so […]

THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR!

So Dionne Warwick was Whitney Houston’s godmother and this song is one of my favorites. She sings it together with Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight. It is just the best!  I mean where would we be without our friends? Our support group, the people who lift us up when we feel down and stick with us no matter what. The ones that believe […]

BITCH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY

So did this title annoy you or excite you? Well, it is what it is. And this is my 2nd lesson learned this year : you have to know your worth. And yes I was inspired by Rihanna because I love how she is such a disruptor right now in both the women’s undergarment business and make-up business. Her businesses are […]

YOU GET WHAT YOU GIVE

This is a 2 minute read  So this has been my most uncomfortable year and it was full of teachable moments. So many moments that it took me a while to gather my thoughts so I could actually put them on paper for you. Like I said last week, I will be sharing my biggest lessons learned with […]

LEARN FROM WOMEN LEADERS

Dear ladies, It’s been a while but guess what?! I am back!Yes girl your weekly side kick has returned. So what are we talking about this week? As you know I love to share lessons learned and today we have lessons learned from 5 top Dutch female leaders. Because in honor of Equal Pay Day, […]

What everyone can learn from women leaders

In honor of Equal Pay Day, Great Place to Work in collaboration with BrandedU released a white paper called ‘What everyone can learn from women leaders’. Download the white paper here in Dutch and here in English. So what is it about? It discusses the 5 level of leadership and talks about the different kinds of […]

I STILL HAVEN’T FOUND WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR

This is a 5 minute read  I have met many successful women from all kinds of industries. All of these women are unique, yet have some qualities that are similar, and I am going to share these with you. Why? Because I noticed that most women who don’t have their dream job yet, do possess the […]

THIS MAKES ME SO MAD

5 minute read!  I am tired AF! And I am mad. And if you feel the same then this message is for you! Even if you are too tired to read further. You know it’s been a while since we spoke, and here I am back to give you my biggest grievance.   I’m tired of hearing from women that […]

Let’s talk about sex

Salt N Pepa once sang:  “Yo, I don’t think we should talk about this (Come on, why not?)People might misunderstand what we’re tryin’ to say, you know?(No, but that’s a part of life)Come on Let’s talk about sex, babyLet’s talk about you and meLet’s talk about all the good thingsAnd the bad things that may […]

I learned from the best

Whitney Houston once sang : Whitney Houston once sang : “I learned from the best I learned from you”, It was a love song but hey today I am using it as a message to all the fabulous role models out there.  We had a really fantastic International Women’s Day summit yesterday, you missed a great event. But hey I got you, below you will […]