Mentoring

Sometimes I wish I had had the knowledge, expertise and wisdom I have today when I was early in my career.
These posts are for the younger myself – as well as for you, my young reader, who want inspiration, power, as well as some insight to my imperfect but beautiful “mompreneur” life.

Guilt Management

Guilt Management for Mothers

In the last few days, I was reading Sheryl Sandberg’s book: Lean In – Women, Work, and the Will to Lead. (Thank you my friend, Vanessa for the recommendation!) I am planning to write a separate post about the book itself, but one sentence of Sheryl resonated me a lot. She writes: “Guilt management can […]

Women helping Women #IStandByYou

#IStandByYou – My Pledge to Mentor Young Women in Technology

When I read Cathy’s story first, my very first impression was: “This is so much me!” I kept following her and the #IStandByYou campaign, and as soon as it got officially announced, I decided to make my own pledge here. You already know my story of How I Got Started in IT. I am a […]

How I Got Started in IT

Everyone has his/her own story of life, and I’d like to share mine here. I was born as the first child of a very poor family, living in Eastern Hungary. My mother is a seamstress, my father is a metal worker. I inherited my father’s skills at problem solving; he had been always good in […]

Ditch and Delegate

This is what I am doing! And it feels great 🙂 I make no apology for writing quite often about being a working mom – it’s a big part of my life, and the same for many of you I know. On that note, I’d like to share this piece 25 Things Every Working Mom […]

Stop Comparing!

Today I want to share a couple thoughts about making comparisons. I recently shared an article on my Aghy’s World Facebook page by Wendy Redden. If you missed it and want to read it, it’s here: Ms Redden’s #9 tip is ‘Stop Comparing’. I want to add to this a little because I think that […]

Kate Winslet L'Oreal

It’s Never too Early to Start

One of my favourite Facebook pages, A Mighty Girl, posted a great article recently which really resonated with me as a mom and as a mentor: I’ve mentioned their page before and the reason I especially like it is that it is specifically for our young girls and young women. Their messages are always positive […]

It Takes a Global Village to Raise a Child

  There’s a great deal written about education and what’s best for our children.You know me – I strongly embrace anything which broadens the mind, builds experience and promotes inquisitiveness, above and beyond what is offered in the school system. I’m fortunate to be an entrepreneur who has designed my professional life around my personal […]

Mentoring Generation-Z

  The value of a mentor is immense. Mentors come in many guises, but generally are of a different generation to the mentoree, in order to be able to provide the depth and breadth of experience, knowledge and expertise needed to contribute effectively to the development of each mentoree. This is one reason why, as […]

Agility with Children – Tools and Techniques

  Making a plan vital in order to be able to meet all the children’s needs.  If you have to drive the kids to school as well as  afternoon activities like we do, it needs to be feasible. First, because you cannot be in two places at the same time. Second, because driving always needs […]

Agility with Children – Decisions and Dedication

Some of you might know that I’ve been a Certified Scrum Master for several years. Being passionate about agile techniques has its own benefits in my professional work, but also in my everyday life. Sure, we don’t live our family life in sprints, and don’t start our days with stand-up meetings. But we definitely have […]

Sharing Shows Caring

  The brilliant thing about so many social and professional media platforms is that it’s so easy for anyone to access up-to-the-minute developments, news and updates in any given field which may interest us, from any number of contributors. Sure, we can complain about being bombarded with information overload – if you’ve ever visited one […]

Nichelle Nichols - NASA

Role Model Series – Look to the Stars!

I’ve been writing a bit about the big boys of business recently and some of the lessons I’m taking from them; today it’s the girls’ turn.   One woman in particular I have found truly inspirational, on many different levels, is Nichelle Nichols.   I shared a post about her earlier this month, from the A Mighty […]

All Roads Lead to Success

Like any journey, attaining professional success can take a round-about route. In my mentoring work, it is not uncommon to hear of frustration when dealing with this reality. We all tend to imagine, (especially when we are young), that the point from which we start out, to the point of reaching our professional goal(s), is […]