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Why am I creating Brain Snacks Co?

Why am I creating Brain Snacks Co?

I was deep in a passion project at work, and I could not imagine leaving it to start my family. The dilemma caused me to wonder, why must everything be put on hold leading up to pregnancy, during pregnancy and afterward? 

This conversation with myself was the start to Brain Snacks Co.

Negotiate or stagnate

Negotiate or stagnate

Women are less likely to negotiate, period. This can have far-reaching impacts in our families, our social circles and our professional lives. Everything from the division of duties in the home, teamwork, boundaries in relationships, stretch opportunities, promotions, salary, hours of work, vacation, benefits and title. And what about the negotiation that goes on in our heads? These are the negotiations we have with ourselves. It's narrative that shapes our self-esteem and our confidence. 

Are good ideas flame retardant?

Are good ideas flame retardant?

Are good ideas flame retardant? If not, why don't they catch and spread like wildfire? Being a 30-ish woman, working to change the world, there is always the inevitable encounter of resistance to change. Some of this is the double bind women face in the workplace -- too much confidence, ambition or success correlates to dislike and rejection. But some of this is something else. As if one insurmountable, giant, harry gnarly barrier wasn't enough!