Tina Fey’s Improv Guide for Female Success In the Office

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Don & Peggy & Jack & Liz: Lessons in Sponsorship from TV

My last piece on sponsorship highlighted the collegial and confident role that Daily Show showrunner and host John Stewart has played in elevating the profile of his protegees. Because of his high expectations and equally high level of faith in his correspondents, people like Stephen Colbert are moving into prime-time television roles, as well as … Continue reading Don & Peggy & Jack & Liz: Lessons in Sponsorship from TV

Cine-Spiration: Beyond Mean Girls, Magnolia, and Ms. Dunham

This week, the Summer 2014 Virtual Reciprocity Ring kicked off with its first pitch released to a group of over sixty women. I'm excited by the enthusiasm and genuine care that have been shown by the group, even to women they've only just "met" via introductions online. It's easily among the strongest examples of female … Continue reading Cine-Spiration: Beyond Mean Girls, Magnolia, and Ms. Dunham

Cine-Spiration: Helping Your Students Collect Their Millions

Of the many movies I saw over winter break, only one was a viewing experience for the whole Marfo clan- myself, my sister, and my mother and father. Family movie outings are always notoriously difficult in our household. My mother is the stickler, indicated by the fact that she only likes about six movies in … Continue reading Cine-Spiration: Helping Your Students Collect Their Millions