I'm a journalist, author, and editorial consultant who has been writing about entrepreneurship and small business for more than thirty years. My books, Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack (Collins 2005) and Upstarts: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business (McGraw-Hill 2009) are reflections of my deep respect and admiration for entrepreneurs and all they do for our society and our economy. I was affiliated with Inc. Magazine for 25+ years and managed its 30 Under 30 list for ten years. I've recently started an editorial services practice, which allows me to work directly with entrepreneurs on articles, blog posts, white papers, books, and other projects that require skilled and thoughtful writing and editing. I've also got a sweet little side gig that keeps the maker in me happy, and my grandmother's vintage Singer sewing machine in use.
I've traveled globally as a public speaker to share my observations and analysis with audiences in Brazil, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Uganda, South Africa, and elsewhere. I was a recipient of the Women’s Economic Round Table Entrepreneurship Prize, a member of Golden Seeds, one of the largest angel investor networks in the U.S., and a mentor to inner city high school girls through Step Up Women's Network. From 1988 to 1992, I lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where I was a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering a variety of issues including business, culture, the economy, and the first Gulf War. My work has appeared in Inc., Fortune.com, Glamour, The New York Times, Newsweek, and Readers Digest, among other publications. I divide my time between Pelham, NY and the Berkshires in Massachusetts, where I live with my husband and three reasonably well-behaved dogs.