Author: helen

Ballooning Nest Eggs

By helen / On June 5, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope

Update: As of July, 2012, I moved from being the active GM to a role on the advisory board when I accepted my position at Touchstorm.  See later posts. When I returned from BlogHer Entrepreneurs, I felt bitten by the entrepreneur bug. I had a taste of the excitement of creating a digital product from […]

Alliance for Women in Media

By helen / On June 3, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope

Professional organizations offer opportunity to connect in a casual manner and build lasting relationships. Opportunities to learn and network abound. Currently, I belong to the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) and Advertising Women of New York (AWNY) which celebrates it’s 100 anniversary this year (2012). Funny, my other membership is also 100 this year: […]

The Seven Pearls of Wisdom

By helen / On May 1, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope

If only I was an expert in all seven pearls offered up in The Seven Pearls of Financial Wisdom: A Woman’s Guide to Enjoying Wealth and Power by Carol Pepper and Camilla Webster.  Instead, I am just one expert in “Crisis.” But it’s an important one which explains how health shocks and major life changes can […]

Hope & Heroes: Helping Kids with Cancer

By helen / On April 27, 2012 / In HJ Media News, Social Good

Instead of me posting about this wonderful cause, I am reposting a blog written by my friend, The Mother Geek, Jeanne Garbarino, who is a  passionate scientist/communicator, a Metro-North commuter (that’s how we met) and working mom. She writes at Double X Science. Good Deeds, Good Science: Hope & Heroes Children’s Cancer Fund A few […]

“A Powerful U” Online Radio

By helen / On April 11, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope, Need a Speaker?

On the day to day, we get up in the morning and plan our day around work, interests, family and food. Maybe not in the order. But depending on how we go about our day and our lives, we also have the opportunity to empower those around us by the things we do and the […]

How Good is Your Social IQ?

By helen / On March 29, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope

As social media rages around us, clients from the consumer space and B2B are pushing their agencies and marketers to find the latest and the greatest, most creative and targeted social media program ever!  For content providers, like publishers, television and radio creators, social media has become part of the content offering, not just a […]

Diving in with Women in Tech

By helen / On March 26, 2012 / In Media Kaleidoscope

I spent two days immersed in the business side of new media with the deep thinkers who come up with the ideas to create apps and web-based businesses, and the content that goes with them, who change and affect our lives, most of them women. I attended the BlogHer Entrepreneurs conference in the heart of […]

Introducing the “The Broad Side”

By helen / On February 29, 2012 / In Helen's Bylines

Helen blogged as editor of and as such wrote posts that were a mix of “letters from the editor” discussing topics on the site, issues on work-life topics and very working mom foci. Sometimes the posts were more about women’s leadership, the economy and a little about business. Some were family rants, others focused […]

Helen on PBS’ To the Contrary

By helen / On February 17, 2012 / In Video Clips

PBS’ To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe is an smart, sassy current affairs program that brings diverse women’s views to the roundtable at the WETA studios outside Washington, DC. I was a recent panelist on diverse topics such as Newt Gingrich’s marital status (ugh!) along with the ongoing Republican rivalries, the Defense Department’s new guidelines […]

The Economy. Jobs. Housing. Help?

By helen / On February 13, 2012 / In HJ Media News

This is the final post I wrote at Jan. 25, 2012–It’s the day after President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The pundits had their say. The Republicans in Congress and the candidates have had theirs. And today the Federal Reserve chimed in acknowledging that theeconomy is expanding “moderately” and because of that interest […]