Awe.

The other night, my daughter pulled out her first two loose teeth. She grasped at the one that had been wiggly for weeeeeeks… and it came out. Emboldened by the painlessness of this process (I think), she messed with that tooth’s neighbor and out it came about 10 minutes later.

On a Mission, Episode 7: Dr. Kellie McElhaney

Dr. Kellie McElhaney is the founding director of the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She started her career in banking, which she calls a heavily masculine industry, where women were compelled to exercise leadership in a masculine way. She is fighting the good fight in the corporate world to insist that yes - welcoming different skill sets, different personalities, different genders, and different ethnicities into the board room is not just a nice thing to do, but that it’s in fact good for the bottom line. Something business types like to hear 🙂 She’s the author of a book called Just Good Business.

On a Mission, Episode 4: Xouhoa Bowen

Today it’s Xouhoa Bowen. She is an activist, former PeaceCorps volunteer, and the founder and CEO of Community Impact Lab, a nonprofit organization in my neighborhood dedicated to taking action and to expanding opportunities for everyone, especially women and children.

On a Mission : Episode 2, featuring Chase Tibbs

If you don’t know Chase Tibbs, host of the Faith + Capital podcast, I’m so excited to introduce him to you. He’s a pastor’s kid from Indiana, raised in a conservative White evangelical community… but he started asking questions. “Is there only one Christian interpretation of sexuality?” “What about the Bible? Is there only one …