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.
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 month. (Yes, 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 18 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.
It’s a busy and meaningful life, but not a perfect life. I get through with soy lattes and a glass of wine every night.
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.
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