In a response to the book the Gracious Eloise team just read, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, Forbes’s Candida Brush argues that women must “Leap In” instead in order to be successful.
Recently, the Gracious Eloise team read the popular novel Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
Everyone gathered over lunch recently to discuss what they thought of the book. Although there were some strong opinions in the group, most reviews of the book were positive: the general consensus was that Sandberg sets a good example for ambitious young entrepreneurs, especially women, by leading by example.
Ben liked that she backed her statements up with statistics; Paul pointed out that Sandberg had a slew of mentors who helped her get where she is today; Doe said that maybe Sandberg’s advice is easier said than done.
To conclude our discussion, our CEO Eloise revealed that she identified with many of the obstacles Sandberg faced, but encouraged everyone to ignore negative thoughts, and to instead keep track of the things we are thankful for. For Sandberg and our own CEO, learning to ignore negativity coming from other people — or from within — is the key to success.
We’re featured in Peggy Post’s blog for Good Housekeeping magazine!
Thank You Notes
When you’ve just had a birthday or anniversary, got married, had a baby, or received a promotion, you’re faced with sending a lot of thank you notes. While emails or in-person thanks might be acceptable for birthday presents, according to Peggy, you should still hand write thank yous for wedding and shower gifts. Well, we all know from experience, both as givers and recipients, how long that can take!
Enter Gracious Eloise, a brilliant tool that can help you produce personalized, heartfelt notes in no time. After you spend about 10 minutes hand writing a sample, you upload it to the site, and its “Snowflake Algorithm” smartly learns your handwriting, down to the scrolls you make on your “y’s” and the way your cross your “t’s”. You can then type in your thank yous and it will print them out on a notecard in your own handwriting. Even if you prefer to write your notes long hand, try using technology to keep track of your gifts. In addition to jotting down the gift and giftgiver, I include a photo to use as a reference—-it sounds a lot more personal to say, I loved the lovely purple lace tablecloth than, thanks for your thoughtful gift. I also snap a photo of return addresses on envelopes and attach them to the list!
“There is a gap between men and women in science and technology fields, and the Girl Scouts have come up with a fun way to help fix this problem. The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) and Women in Games International (WIGI) joined together and created a brand new merit badge for video game developers.”
We love it!
Mother’s Day is May 12th!
Let Gracious Eloise help you celebrate the Mothers in your life by sending a handwritten note. You are sure to make her day!