It’s been awhile and I’m fresh off the Beyonce and Jay Z concert in Houston this weekend. A lovely ladies weekend that has me feeling a little cooler, and perfecting my formation when no one is watching.
For those of you that are new here, Pink Granite is a little corner of the internet dedicated to encouraging and building up women working in and around the Texas Capitol. Politics, policy, journalism, event managers, fundraisers - we take all comers here as long as everyone is civil and promotes real discussion of how to get ahead and stay ahead. The goal is to post regular interviews with successful women with something to say. I learn something from each interview I post - and I myself have been doing this government affairs business for a little bit.
Here is some homework for us to all consider - I’d like to interview some men. Yes men. Men who encourage women who work for them, promote them, include them in the real work. Send your suggestions ladies! And as always send your suggestions for the women as well. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
In recent news:
Why one powerful banking executive doesn’t look back. Can you lean in too far? Via the Wall Street Journal.
Stop Blaming Motherhood for a problem created by fathers. Wow. But as a mom, it’s for real yal. If I am asked one more time where my kid is when I’m traveling for business… *** Full disclosure my husband is very supportive, but I know many who are not. AND fuller disclosure - he didn’t start out that way. I had to help clear the path for him and get out of his and my own way.
A new form of backroom muscle in female campaign managers.
The New Miss America and ladylike expectations. PS Would you let your daughter compete in pageants. My inner Alabamian is so curious?!