A. CEO of Clicquot, Inc., PR for the Champagne Bureau in New York, UN translator-interpreter
A. Frédéric Chopin
A. A balanced pursuit of joie de vivre
A. We don't work in a vacuum. Our work is part of the rest of our lives
A. More talent for and skill at performing music—as in singing and playing the piano.
A. Affinity for conviviality and laughter
A. Noise pollution
A. Stage actress
A. Honesty, integrity, humor
A. Dark chocolate
A. The Little Prince
A. Writers write and good writers edit then re-edit.
A. There is a relative paucity of books by women for women about business. And there is less help for women in terms of mentoring and shared experience from a seasoned, female business leader than the demand suggests. When I spoke at universities or at women’s conferences or simply at one-on-ones, there were a lot of women who wanted to know more about my professional life, were craving advice on both little and big business and personal issues, and who encouraged me to answer their request in a book. All of my books and writings are designed to help people, and I agreed that through a “holistic” book on women and work—from strategies for career advancement to principles for living a balanced work life—I could reach a broad audience and hopefully help some people. Et voilà. You spend a lifetime gaining knowledge and experience, sometimes the hard way, and then what do you do with it? I thought sharing it would be helpful to people at various stages of their professional and personal lives.