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June 4th, 2019 by Yenteen Hu

Have you ever been told “You can’t be ____, because you’re a girl”? Women often feel confined to only picking certain jobs or positions, and then are told to stick with what they do. However, women should be encouraged to break those barriers and explore new career paths. The journey … Continue reading Empowered Women: Path to a Fulfilling Career with Jody Seay

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April 15th, 2019 by Purnima Thakre

Have ever been called bossy? I am sure you have. If you are a woman who ever tried to get anything done (which is all women) you are called bossy, at least once in your life. Surprisingly this word is used only for women, and has a negative connotation. When … Continue reading Empowered Women: What to Do When Called Bossy, Tips from Annette Ballou

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April 5th, 2019 by Purnima Thakre

Sometimes you don’t have the courage to speak up and sometimes you are shut down even when you speak up. Is the solution in you building your courage or does it have to do with your organization’s culture? How to Speak Up as a Woman, a Conversation with Annette Ballou … Continue reading Empowered Women: Speaking Up as a Woman, Conversation with Annette Ballou

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March 29th, 2019 by Purnima Thakre

Being an empathic leader should make you a stronger leader, right? Well, not always. Sometimes, it only results in loads of invisible emotional labor at work and at home. This emotional labor can and should be shared. Listen to my conversation with Sasha Feldstein of California Immigrant Policy Center to … Continue reading Empowered Women: Sasha Feldstein on How to Not to Invest in Invisible Emotional Labor

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March 21st, 2019 by Purnima Thakre

Negotiating doesn’t come easy for many women. The more we share our best practices, stories and proven techniques, the better off we’ll all be. In this episode of Empowered Women Empower Women, Sasha Feldstein of the California Immigrant Policy Center shares her experiences negotiating. While Sasha doesn’t claim to be … Continue reading Empowered Women: Sasha Feldstein on How to Negotiate as a Woman

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March 14th, 2019 by Zach Braiker

Curious people make the best teachers. They ask insightful questions, follow their instincts and solve problems in unexpected & refreshing ways. Notice how their mind works: everything seems possible when you’re around them. Amrit Dhir, Head of Global Operations at Google for Startups, exemplifies this. He’s a startup pro, gentleman … Continue reading Curiouser with Google’s Amrit Dhir

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March 8th, 2019 by Danielle Colburn

Your gift for the International Women’s Day is here! As women, we often have to convince others of the value of our careers. How do we find balance and draw boundaries in our personal and professional lives? This episode of “Empowered Women Empower Women,” is with Yoselin Bugallo, the Director … Continue reading Empowered Women: Yoselin Bugallo on How to Make Others Value Your Career

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March 8th, 2019 by Danielle Colburn

Happy Women’s Day to all empowered women and the ones aspiring to be one! Ever thought, why do so many of us find it hard to speak up? And what can we do to make our voices heard without being perceived wrongly? The first episode of “Empowered Women Empower Women,” … Continue reading Empowered Women: Naheed Chowdhry Speaking about Speaking Up

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February 26th, 2019 by Katie Martensen

Curious to learn more about Curiouser & Curiouser? Our February 2019 Curiouser innovation showcase was one for the books. 17 individuals from various walks of life braved the snow and the frigid Boston weather to learn and innovate together in an evening filled with curiosity, discussion, and sharing.   The … Continue reading Curiouser And Curiouser: Insights From our February 2019 Innovation Showcase

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February 26th, 2019 by Danielle Colburn

In early January, refine+focus COO Purnima Thakre unveiled plans to launch Empowered Women Empower Women, a new interview series that will focus on exploring the experiences of exceptional women in the workplace. Every other week, Purnima will interview an accomplished woman about the successes, challenges, and lessons of her career. … Continue reading Purnima Thakre unveils “Empowered Women Empower Women” initiative

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