My Meeting With Satya Nadella

Thursday, October 9, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 15

A few months before Satya Nadella became the CEO of Microsoft, I got the chance to not only meet him but pitch him on my startup, matchist. With the recent news about Nadella's controversial remarks about women not asking for raises, I wanted to share the story of my meeting with him, not because it's ...

Can You Imagine A World Without Email?

Thursday, September 4, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

No, seriously....can you? A lot of publications have recently published articles about either the demise of email or its great staying power. I must admit, I was an addict until recently. Running a company means you get A LOT of emails. It seems like for the last few years, all I was doing was writing ...

Big News! My New Gig at Trello (and Tough Choices)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 1 No tags Permalink 4

  I’ve got some exciting news to share: I’ll be running marketing at one of my favorite startups: Trello. Have you heard of Trello? If not, then you’re missing out on a simple, highly visual collaboration tool that will change the way you work with others. A few years ago when I was at FeeFighters, we started using Trello ...

Why I’m Changing My Last Name

Monday, April 28, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 1

Those who know me well can attest to the fact that I'm an ardent feminist. So much so that I used to be Director of the College Feminists at Northwestern University. In fact, on our very first date, one of the things that initially attracted me to my fiance was his blunt affirmation that he ...

An Entrepreneur’s Tips To Planning A Wedding

Friday, January 31, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

I’m going to take a break from my usual topic of entrepreneurship to talk about an unlikely comparison: wedding planning. As entrepreneurs, we have to learn to balance being obsessed with our businesses and dealing with all the other stuff (life). With limited time, we must make sacrifices and learn to make do whether it’s ...

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Lie To Themselves

Monday, September 30, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

(This article was originally posted in Forbes) There’s a learning curve in the entrepreneurial world, and sometimes, it’s easy to tell where someone is in their  journey just by the way they talk. Both of my companies (matchist andEntrepreneurs Unpluggd) targetentrepreneurs, so I tend to hear the same few phrases and ideas over and over again.  Here are ...

How Honesty Can Save Your Startup

Thursday, August 29, 2013 0 No tags Permalink 0

(This was originally posted in Built in Chicago) Yesterday, former Chicago entrepreneurs (they moved out west) Jessica and Erin of Dabblemade a bold pledge: for the next 30 days, they would chronicle their thoughts in full honesty as they decided what to do with their company, which is on the brink. Failure? Honesty? These are not things you ...