Is your tech career over at 40? This 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix doesn’t think so

Lisa Shissler Smith Jumble and Flow

Throughout my tech career, my female colleagues and I have quietly questioned: What does a career in tech look like after kids? After 40? Lisa Shissler Smith, 51-year-old Engineering Manager at Netflix, sums it up this way: There are places where you don’t have to prove your existence every day. Find those.

Lisa Congdon’s 69 mantras to blaze your own path to success

Lisa Congdon Let's Move Forward Together

Want to carve out your own niche as an entrepreneur or successful creative? Artist Lisa Congdon’s “You Will Leave a Trail of Stars” book is for you.

How Carrie Maultsby-Lute balances the guilt of motherhood during COVID with leaning into her career

Retired professional figure skater, boy mom, wife, globe trotter, multi-passionate Oaklander, Carrie Maultsby-Lute talks about how she’s handling all of life’s big challenges.

Why “fake it til you make it” is bad advice and what to do instead

When you’re young, people tell you to “fake it till you make it.” But, follow that advice and you end up with a fake you. Read columnist Bonnie Ho’s advice on how to find a sturdy confidence that lasts.

How to find and maintain your happiness: 8 things I did to get my groove back

Amy Cuevas Schroeder colorful rug

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama

Always busy? 5 ways to stillness that you haven’t heard before

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Had enough of being crazy busy? Your inner stillness is waiting for you. A tech professional and mom of two kids shares her best advice.

No. 1 Spanish radio personality La Bronca on becoming a CEO and Instagram influencer during COVID

La Bronca Jumble and Flow

Sylvia Del Valle shares what it’s been like to hit 1 million Instagram followers and launch Dieta 911 during a pandemic that’s disproportionately impacted her Hispanic audience.

I could have tried harder, but what about happenstance?

Dixie Laite in New York during COVID

How did I plan to become a teacher-turned-weight lifter-turned-TV producer to writer? That’s the thing, I didn’t. Nothing was planned, but it all worked because I worked at it.

A title called You: Who are you without your job?

Dixie Laite bunny chair

Whether you’ve been laid off, nearing retirement, or just ready for a new life chapter, think about what makes you YOU.

We survived the first week of remote learning during the pandemic

The morning of our first day of remote kindergarten during the pandemic

This is what remote learning looks like for a special needs child and another in a dual language program.