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Marie Claire: How to Fix a Social Media Snafu

On a timeline long enough (no pun!), mistakes are bound to happen on social media.

From personal Tweets to corporate and celebrity accounts, no one is immune to digital slip-ups. Some mishaps have even made headlines!

Fortunately, there are ways to minimize and even prevent those mistakes, and this week, alongside Marie Claire's Brittney Levine, I headed to IBM to share some of my top tips.

From avoidance tips (Exercise judgment and restraint!) to correcting tips (Assess the damage and come clean!) we hope our session helped viewers be their best selves on social. 

Check out the full Facebook live video from Marie Claire, and learn about how social media plays a role in the workplace in my article for Forbes.

Rebecca Minkoff Talks Shop

Photo: Grant Friedman

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing designer Rebecca Minkoff at her Soho boutique in front of an intimate group of bloggers, editors and fellow entrepreneurs.

Check out the video of Rebecca and I talking shop (pun intended) to watch her discuss everything from how she started her business to the instrumental role that social media has played in building her brand. As a small business owner - who turned my 2008 layoff into a business opportunity (more in Marie Claire) - I took away tons of helpful advice - from tips about funding to exuding confidence to managing a team. 

Read my story in Forbes for more, and check out this LinkedIn story about how Rebecca Minkoff uniquely reimagines the customer experience.

Motivate Design x Room for Design

There are few things more important to me than education and innovation. I had the opportunity to incorporate both last month during a Take Your Child to Work Day event I hosted in partnership with UX company Motivate Design

On April 28, we invited students, aged 8-13, to re-imagine the classroom during a five-hour workshop, Room for Design. 

Classroom features – including air quality, natural light, and even wall color – play a significant role in a students’ academic performance. And since kids spend 50+ hours per week in the classroom, who would we be to not let them re-design it? 

Check out this video to see some of the innovative ideas the kids came up with, and head to Marie Claire for a full run-down of my week in events.