109: The Self-Empowered Woman: Barbara Pym

Dear Followers, I've been asked so often about where I get ideas for The Self-Empowered Woman Blog. Often I read about high-achieving women in newspapers or magazines, and sometimes I'll learn about someone amazing on TV. Today's subject, however, came to me courtesy of my brother-in-law, David Yuratich, who was visiting from California. We were discussing "worthy" books and authors, and he told me about the amazing British writer, Barbara Pym … [Read more...]

108: The Self-Empowered Woman: Christine Lagarde

Dear Followers, Many of you may have heard about the scandal surrounding the former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn while he was staying at the Sofitel Hotel in Manhattan. As a result of his indictment, the important financial position is now open and may, for the first time ever, be awarded to a woman. Christine Lagarde is the stylish 55 year old French Finance Minister, and the first woman to ever become finance … [Read more...]