Film and television executive

weight lifting

I’ve learned to embrace the heavy lifting that comes with life

My whole life growing up I was taught to “pull my own weight.” Whether I was part of a team or facing an individual goal, it was instilled in me early on by my parents, teachers, coaches and even friends […]

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The question that might change your life

My stomach lurched at the sight of her. Speeding down the exit ramp of the 101 freeway, amid the collective rush to get to the next destination, I saw a woman standing on the corner, holding a sign. Food or […]

Life work balance

Working in Hollywood: What’s the cost of life-work balance?

Back in February of this year I remember following the stories about Marissa Mayer, newly appointed CEO of Yahoo, banning working from home. One of her first executive decisions was to change the company’s telecommuting policy. It was followed up […]

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The chair! The chair! The chair!

I hate being compared to a chair. And who doesn’t? After I was hired for my first real executive gig, my new supervisor took me to lunch to offer me, as he said, ‘the straight dope.’ I appreciated the gesture. […]

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Majoring in awkward

I’m a veteran producer and executive in the entertainment industry, but I’m also a community college student.  Everyone asks, can women have it all?  Can they have career and family and community college? Absolutely.  And sometimes you get a Ted […]

Eat, Pray, Peru

‘Like sands through the hourglass so are the Days of our Lives.’ That’s what I remember from the summer of 1985 when I was ten years old. Every afternoon my seventy-something babysitter had to watch her “programs” while my brother […]