The Joys of Working Parents

After a couple months of maternity leave, I cautiously dipped my toes back into the working world at Commerce Kitchen earlier this month… Who am I kidding?! I let out my war cry and sprinted back to the office as fast as my feet could take me. Even though my...

Parenthood and Prioritization

At countless conferences in the past, I’ve heard women in executive leadership positions discuss how motherhood forced them to fundamentally reassess their careers and their individual management styles. Delegate more. Trust your team. Ask for help. Find...

Get Away From Your Computer

A couple weeks ago Commerce Kitchen took a philanthropy field trip to a horse rescue ranch, where we shoveled horse shit, stuffed bags with hay, tried to fix a baler, took rides on a tractor, and groomed horses. It was freaking awesome. Jamie, one of the CK owners,...

Something There Is That Loves a Wall

Ah, open offices. They’re the preferred layout for startups and hip companies showing off their space to potential hires. They foster creativity. They create a culture of openness and collaboration. And they make a lot of us miserable. We’ve written quite...