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Build Alignment between Mental Health and Startups

Mental health, depression and anxiety are a part of my everyday life. Startups, people ops, and culture are a part of my everyday life as well.

Whenever the topic of mental health and self care comes up in the startup realm, everyone is adamant that change needs to occur but it rarely does.

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How to Increase Female Tech Applicants by 26% in 4 Days

The TodayTix recruitment team did a 4 day push to increase underrepresented groups in our tech candidate pipeline — the results were impressive!

6 Key Takeaways from my first 90 days as Director of People & Culture

120 days ago I joined TodayTix as their inaugural Director of People & Culture. My 90-day review elicited self reflection and key takeaways applicable to anyone in a People Ops role.

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Research Survey on #InvisibleDisabilities for #WomenInBusiness

I’m not a researcher, sociologist, or graduate student. I am an HR professional with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion with expertise in coaching, mentoring and tech recruiting. I am also a professional who has worked my entire career with two Invisible Disabilities (ID): depression and anxiety.

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Mother-Daughter Relationship Redefined In The Face Of Disability

My mother has suffered from migraines for the better part of 40 years. The general population associates ‘migraine’ with ‘just a bad headache’; those who’ve experienced or have been around someone experiencing a migraine know better. This past year she took a short-term and subsequent long-term disability from her job as a Nutrition & Wellness professor. It took her a year to even consider taking disability due to the stigma associated with the term. She feared it would redefine who she was as a working professional, mother, and person.

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Metrics for Meaningful Change

A data driven approach to bolster inclusion, engagement, & retention of Women. How TodayTix’s first-ever Employee Resource Group is taking a data driven approach to set the stage for bolstering inclusion, engagement, and retention of Women.

Invisible Disabilities: Women in the Workforce

Invisible Disabilities (ID) have been explored by researchers on a limited basis with literature reviews in psychology, medicine, education, business and other areas revealing scarce study and insight. IDs are “both mental and physical conditions that are not immediately noticeable by an observer…”. Regarding IDs in the workplace, as recently as 2014, [it was] noted that, “Workers with IDs encounter unique challenges compared to [all] workers…and even workers with visible disabilities.”

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HACKATHON WISDOM FOR A NON-CODER

In late April I volunteered for an all female hackathon--#SheHacksNYC**-- sponsored by Monarq at Trello's lofty offices in the Financial District, NYC. Over 30 women had submitted project ideas, teams were created, and by Friday evening the women were grouped and talking shop.

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HOW TOILET TRAINING MY CAT MADE ME A BETTER PERSON

Life lessons from toilet training a cat.

AN UNEXPECTEDLY EMPOWERING CONVERSATION WITH AN INTERN.

HOW A BROADWAY MUSICAL CAN GET YOU A JOB!

9 WAYS TO IMPRESS ON YOUR FIRST DAY AS AN INTERN

LISTS, BULLET POINTS & THE RULE OF THREE

5 SIMPLE STEPS TO GO FROM A CHATTY TO EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR

DO I HAVE TO PAY INTERNS? (YOU SHOULD.)

SALARY IS MORE THAN JUST YOUR PAYCHECK