Posts By Dannielle Blumenthal

The Top 10 Mistakes DC Women Make When It Comes To Fashion

Yes, that’s me with my astounding “Washington, DC” neon-handwritten wallet bag. And headphones. I make no pretense to be stylish as I age. Frankly it’s getting worse every year. But if I’ve become somewhat slovenly, maybe even a bit of a shlep, I am pointing the finger straight at this policy-oriented city in which I’veRead… Read more »

If You Want To Succeed, Get Hungry

“There’s a line of other people who want your husband,” someone once said to me. “If you want to stay married, keep that in mind.” On the just-ended season of HBO’s Girls (Season 4), Hannah leaves her boyfriend Adam in Manhattan. A fancy job as well, writing words for a magazine that blur eradicate the line between journalismRead… Read more »

5 Ways To Unravel A Sexist System

This weekend in synagogue an elderly gentleman introduced himself to my husband. After a lengthy discussion about their respective careers, after talking about his daughter who is apparently highly sought-after by potential employers in a technical field, after asking my younger daughter where she planned to go to college and what she planned to study,Read… Read more »

“What’s Your Leadership Style?” “Basically Immature.”

Once in a job interview a senior executive leaned forward, and asked THE question. “So tell me, Dannielle…what would you say is your leadership style?” I looked at her. I looked at the group. I couldn’t take how serious they were. I mean for goodness sake, we weren’t negotiating Middle East peace here. “Basically immature,”Read… Read more »