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A Few Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2012 by Lauren · 5 Comments

As we’ve blogged about in the past, one of the first traditions we instituted when we started Raised Eyebrow was honouring International Women’s Day, March 8, as a statutory holiday. It felt consistent with our feminist principles as well as just a fun thing to do (hello, mid-week day off in March!). Over the years, […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Our Story · Thoughts

Lovenomics: Does Getting Married Tax Women Unfairly?

February 14th, 2012 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I was intrigued by a piece in Saturday’s New York Times about academic “power couple” Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers – economists, partners & parents of a 2-1/2 year-old, who have been collaborating on research into the economics of family life. Or, as the Times calls it, “Lovenomics.” (Sidebar: I actually heard these two speak […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Motherhood & Business · Thoughts

Breaking Bad Work Habits

January 9th, 2012 by Emira · 5 Comments

LIke most humans, I’m riddled with habits I’d like to change. And like many folks, who follow the good ol’Gregorian calendar, I’ve been thinking about changing some of them with the turning over of the new year. I’ve got a bunch of small personal changes I’m trying to make, things like stretching every day, remembering […]

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An Easier Way to Form New Habits

July 4th, 2011 by Lauren · Comments Off

The long, long list of things I love would have two things right up near the top: striving for self-improvement(*), and the elegant use of technology to help humans do better. When the two come together, I get really, really excited. I discovered a lovely and incredibly useful tool a while ago, but was recently […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Business Tools & Calculators · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

Women Count: Where do we go from here?

February 28th, 2011 by Lauren · 4 Comments

As I gain more experience as an entrepreneur, and a richer perspective on women in leadership, I’m more and more drawn to the stories of the women who came before me. Whether they’re great dames of history – Cleopatra, Elizabeth I, Sojourner Truth, Nellie McClung, and Grace Hopper come instantly to mind – or more […]

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Tags: Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

Pushing out into the deep water

January 14th, 2011 by Lauren · 12 Comments

If you haven’t read Bill Murray’s marvelous toast to Sofia Coppola at the NBR awards, I highly recommend it. (Go on, it’s short – just remember to come back here when you’re done.) Isn’t it lovely? I mean, of course it’s charming and wry and witty, as you’d expect from Bill Murray (whom I love […]

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What 2010 taught me

December 14th, 2010 by Lauren · 4 Comments

I’m dipping my toe into this Reverb 10 thing. Not sure I can devote 31 posts to it, and December’s already halfway gone, but as I understand it, the spirit of the project is to inspire and catalyze reflection and transformation, not to create heavy homework – so if one post is all I manage, […]

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Making Light Work

October 27th, 2010 by Lauren · 4 Comments

I’m slightly uncomfortable writing this post. I am a typical Gen X-er who’s deeply skeptical of anything that smacks too much of what my friend Nancy calls “woo-woo” stuff: that is, anything that might fall under the umbrella of “New Age.” On the other hand, I’m also a West Coaster who grew up around first- […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Entrepreneurial Inspiration · Resources for Women in Business · Thoughts

The Future of Graphic Design Careers

October 18th, 2010 by Lauren · 7 Comments

This is a bit of a departure from our usual Boss of You fare, but I found myself wondering the other day what the future holds for print designers, and I thought I’d put down some thoughts here in case they’re of interest to some of you. At this historical moment, there’s still work out […]

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Tags: Business Advice · HR for the Self-Employed · Thoughts

Stepping (Gingerly) Into Sales: Tales from a Reluctant Salesperson

March 17th, 2010 by Lauren · 8 Comments

When my business partner Emira announced that she was expecting a baby, my delight at her good news was accompanied by a creeping feeling of dread about taking on some of her key responsibilities at work while she went on maternity leave. See, we’d always divided the workload between us so that while I handled […]

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Tags: HR for the Self-Employed · Our Story · Thoughts