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  •   Meagan Hooper commented on this post about 2 weeks ago
    Hi bSmart ladies and women who are new to this community!

    I wanted to share my own follow-up to "Chapter 1: The Inner Critic" from 'Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead.'

    For years, my inner critic was:

    3. Ostensibly, the voice of reason.
    4. The voice of 'You aren't Ready Yet'

    And to be honest, I'm still not sure if I'm being strategic or with taking additional and thorough preparations with my goals. For example, with bSmart, I didn't go out and tell the world I created an online mentorship and networking community. Instead, I've spent 5-6 years getting feedback on the technology and programs to figure out the best way to offer this to women.

    In some respects, this aligns with Tara's (the author) chapter on leaping, but at times I wondered if I've held myself back. For example, should I be fundraising instead of self-funding? Should I be paying for PR and marketing?

    It's hard to know whether you're being strategic or holding yourself back by requiring more preparation, more education, more crossing of t's and dotting of i's.

    What do the women in this community think is an appropriate balance for leaping versus being prepared and strategic?

    Are women in particular holding themselves back either from nature or nurture by being over-prepared for their goals?

    What "Inner Critic" voice do you identify with the most?

    1. Harsh, rude, mean
    2. Binary
    3. Ostensible, the voice of reason.
    4. The voice of 'You aren't Ready Yet'
    5. The voice of 'You aren't good at math / negotiating / technical stuff."
    6. The voice of body-perfectionism
    7. The tape.
    8. A broken record.
    9. Irrational but persistent
    10 The one-two punch.
    11. The inner critic may take inspiration from critical people in your life.

    To get the conversation started, I'm tagging Michelle Hoppe-Long Amanda Mary Bemis Anna Silverman Jessica Li Ursula Choi Diane Im Angelina Eimannsberger Amanda Sannella Gwendolyn Crafts Amanda Wowk Anne Whiting Yirou Yu Tracy Kim Jacqui Gabriella Bower Nina Wanda Schell Gonzalez Courtnie Weber Lilly Pianin
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  •   Tracy Kim reacted to this post about 3 months ago
    Yirou Yu updated their profile picture
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  •   Tracy Kim reacted to this post about 4 months ago
    Hi women in finance!

    I wanted to introduce you to Stella Yang. Stella has a tremendous amount of expertise in the fintech space having worked for an algorithmic trading firm and now buy side asset manager with systematic trading approach.

    Should would be a great person for you to ask your fin-tech questions about trading, asset management, technology, and the future of finance!

    In particular, I'll introduce her to Jessica Li Yirou Yu Malavika Nair Ursula Choi Jennifer Zheng Hannah Young Diane Im Christine Rice Tracy Kim

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  • Yirou Yu will be attending bSmart Townhall + Founder Q&A - June 2018
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  •   Meagan Hooper commented on this post about 5 months ago
    Hi bSmart babes

    Have you joined Yirou Yu's quote and image challenge? It's a fun way to share inspiration and get to know each other.

    Her instructions are:
    "What is a quote that inspires you, represents your values, gets you through tough times? Let’s get creative and design an image for it!

    I used Canva(canva.com) to create this picture of my favorite quote by Albert Camus. It carried me through a time when I was transitioning and felt overwhelmed. For the background, I used a painting of one of my favorite artists - Claude Monet.

    Feel free to use canva, any other design tools, or even hand-draw a favorite quote of yours, post it here and tag 5 other bSmart women to post their favorite quote! You can also keep it somewhere you can see (I added it to stickies on my desktop ;P ) and let it give you a little inspiration whenever you need it!"

    Here's mine - a quote by Upenn founder Benjamin Franklin about bein openminded and trying new things, with a photo of his statue on campus.

    What's yours?
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  •   Sydney Taylor reacted to this post about 5 months ago
    Hi bSmart Women!

    What is a quote that inspires you, represents your values, gets you through tough times? Let’s get creative and design an image for it!
    I used Canva(canva.com) to create this picture of my favorite quote by Albert Camus. It carried me through a time when I was transitioning and felt overwhelmed. For the background, I used a painting of one of my favorite artists - Claude Monet.

    Feel free to use canva, any other design tools, or even hand-draw a favorite quote of yours, post it here and tag 5 other bSmart women to post their favorite quote! You can also keep it somewhere you can see (I added it to stickies on my desktop ;P ) and let it give you a little inspiration whenever you need it!

    I'm tagging - Angelina Eimannsberger Ashley Evans Meagan Hooper Tracy Kim Amanda Sannella

    Yours,

    Yirou
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  •   Angelina Eimannsberger commented on this post about 5 months ago
    Hi Lovely Ladies!

    Here is a fun discussion

    1) Who tagged you: Meagan Hooper
    2) What brings me a tremendous amount of personal joy right now? Being with friends and family.
    3) What brings me a tremendous amount of professional joy right now? Learning how different people think!
    4) I realize part of my personal purpose is: To be someone that others can talk to.
    5) I realize part of my professional purpose is: To be a role model!

    What are all of your answers? You can make a new post or comment on this one!


    ‏ — with Eleanor Hall , Bailee Irvine , Evyn DeSantis , Yirou Yu , Sydney Taylor , Angelina Eimannsberger and Sara Klimek
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