be brave

Hello and welcome

I designed AKO Collective to support women who want live, work and lead bravely. A teacher at heart, I bring my work to women through in-person workshops, online learning experiences and social media. I care deeply about women and girls. I care about you. And just like you, I have to challenge myself to be brave.

It is not easy, but neither is living in fear. Below is my latest adventure in bravery, a TEDx talk on “The Science of Women’s Leadership” that I delivered last year. (PS – I was terrified.)

As a writer, I share whatever is present for me at the moment. Life as a mother, my identity as a newly-hatched activist, and reflections on my past experiences.

With my husband of 20 years, I try really hard to raise two children to be amazing humans. I’d like to say we’re doing a good job of this, but they definitely watch too much television, bathe infrequently and hear me drop a few swear words here and there. 

I am a lover of books, Beyoncé, journals and really sharp #2 pencils. Women entrepreneurs fascinate me, so you’ll often find me wandering around locally-owned businesses for inspiration. 

I don’t have any hobbies per se, unless you count trying to change the world. If I could be anyone, I would be Wonder Woman, just with a lot more clothes on.


For more info, check out LinkedIn for the professional version. You can also find me on Facebook and Instagram.

And be sure to join AKO Collective for monthly updates and random acts of bravery.