Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month

From the early suffragettes to the hundreds of thousands who marched across the globe this year on January 21, to the women who perished in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York City in 1911, a tragedy that spawned protests worldwide and led to...
From Impostor to Author

From Impostor to Author

Leaders of the Pack Launches!  When I started writing about women’s leadership in veterinary medicine with Don Smith, the Dr. Donald F. Smith, Dean Emeritus of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, I felt like an impostor. What did I know about veterinary...
Five cookies, one jar, and a piece of cake

Five cookies, one jar, and a piece of cake

I know, I know, who’s thinking about leadership when you’re trying to figure out which last minute gifts to get (handmade from the local shop or stuff from Amazon Prime?) and what you can make in bulk for the five holiday parties this week?  And what about wrapping up...
Leaders of the Pack coming out soon!

Leaders of the Pack coming out soon!

How do you get to a book from writing blogs about a profession that you’re new to?  Back in 2012, I met Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Emeritus Dr. Donald F. Smith when visiting the campus.  We talked about leadership issues in society and...

The FBI and the veterinary profession share common ground

The F.B.I. and veterinary medicine don’t have a lot in common but in terms of women’s leadership, there are some striking parallels. Women at top levels, from politics to journalism, hold on average only 20 percent of top posts. The number is stubbornly entrenched,...
Hello, my name is Julie and I’m a recovering impostor

Hello, my name is Julie and I’m a recovering impostor

I have a secret to tell. I’m a recovering impostor. More accurately, I’m recovering from impostor syndrome. I’ve spent a lot of my life wondering if I could be in the same circles as real leaders, teachers, directors (fill in the blank). Over time, I’ve learned to...