An Evening with Sheryl Sandberg: What I Learned

Sheryl Sandberg

It seems like everyone’s doing it.

Thanks to Sheryl Sandberg, we’re now part of a Lean In generation.

I’ve got to admit, I’m a bit late to the Lean In party. But last night, I made up for it when I attended an executive lecture series at which Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg was the featured guest.

Flanked by two gal pals in a standing-room only Howard University auditorium, I sat on the edge of my seat, listening with rapt attention, trying to glean all I could from the 60-minute event.

What did I walk away with?

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Who Wore What :: Glamour Women of the Year Awards


You didn’t have to be there to know that the Glamour Women of the Year Awards was the event to be at on Monday night.

Twitter was buzzing as the who’s who of the fashion and entertainment industries shared updates from Carnegie Hall: Janelle Monae’s opening performance, Janet Jackson’s award presentation to Donatella Versace, Fergie thanking her therapist in her acceptance speech…

Now that we’ve established what happened inside, here’s a look at the arrivals and who wore what.

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How Pantyhose Could Solve the Gulf Coast Oil Spill

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As the BP oil leak gushes 210,000 gallons everyday, people are getting creative.

Salons and concerned citizens are donating human and pet hair to absorb the Gulf Coast spill. And now the company behind Hanes, L’eggs and Just My Size pantyhose is donating 50,000 pairs of their product to the cause.

According to Hanes, ecological charities will stuff the pantyhose with human and pet hair to make booms that absorb and trap crude oil.

The oil will be reclaimed by squeezing it out of the pantyhose-and-hair booms, which will then be reused to collect more spilled oil from Gulf Coast waters.

The goal is to make 1 million hair booms over the next three weeks–and don’t I hope it happens!