For the Ambitious Working Mother: Have the Right Partner or None at All

The context we live in plays a huge role in our personal and professional life. Our plans can move forward, backward, or stop depending on if we relocate, have the right life partner, or have the wrong manager.   Last year I conducted a Focus Group on the topic of Motherhood and Ambition. The goal […]


I love this word. Ambition. Why is that? Because it triggers so many emotions, especially conflicting ones. I recall suppressing laughter as my colleagues looked at me with confusion when I told them loud and clear that I’m an ambitious person. One colleague has even described me as ‘cold and calculated’, a judgment which says […]

What does ambition mean?

It is strange how this COVID-19 lockdown impacted our self-consciousness. Suddenly we had plenty of time to think about our-self, our lifestyle, and life objectives. Even for one of us overwhelmed with home office, house chores, and homeschooling, we found ourselves more often thinking about our professional choices.   Some weeks ago, I did a […]

Dealing with my imperfections as entrepreneur and working mother

Let’s face it: we only want to see success. We like to read articles about how that person managed to become a CEO, how that founder had the great idea and became rich, or watch on Instagram how people manage remain beautiful and healthy. We only see people under the spotlight, and usually the spotlights […]

Meet another working dad: Martin Grieder

Well, well. After more the 20 interviews with working mothers that I have conducted, here I’m finally interviewing a working dad.  The first time I met Martin was in 2018 when we invited him to a monthly Professional Women’s Group event. His speech about “Women empowering themselves” was very personal and inspiring. For the first time, […]

Christmas – The Time to Give

Christmas is the time of giving. If you’re blessed with the means to live a reasonably comfortable way of life, you have the ability to give. No matter how much or how little you can give, you have the power to make a major difference in the world with your money. This year I decided […]

6 things I learnt from publishing my first novel Next 9

As I said in my previous post, I wrote Next 9 by chance and out of necessity. My first novel is now available on Amazon as eBook and paperback and still I found it unbelievable that I was able to publish a book. This project took me 4 years to complete, and I wonder if […]

3 Books that inspired my novel Next 9

  Here are the three books that contributed, in one way or another, to the creation of my novel Next 9. Purists might frown at seeing such a mish mash of different titles bundled up in the same post. But I hope you’ll be curious enough to read on and understand how such different works […]

I’m not a writer and yet, here I am, publishing my first novel.

I never thought I’d publish a novel, let alone tell the tale of how I wrote it. And yet, here I am to tell you how I turned a Word file into a book. I’d like to preface this by saying that, back in high school, my teachers in Italian, languages, and History would often […]