` Bob Harris Shows How Your Legacy Can Be Impacted by Even the Smallest Things By Bob Harris There’s a corner of the Internet where more than 2,000 people call themselves “Friends of Bob Harris” (FoBH). They mean me, personally. Neat. Even better: the FoBHs have only one purpose — generosity — and have now…

SheStories Founder Anasa Troutman Supports, Encourages, and Trains Women to Flourish  By Timothy Hutchinson Beginnings As a child, Anasa describes herself as painfully shy. She gravitated to music, books, and movies. Her father loved the Star Trek saga, and they would binge watch the movies during Star Trek marathons. This lit an interest in science…

Laura Roser’s Q&A with Emily Oster, Professor, Brown University LR: Tell us about your work and where your passion lies related to your research. EO: My work focuses on health economics and, in particular, on understanding when people make choices that do not seem in their best interest with respect to their health. Much of my earlier…

By James E. Sullivan The Real-Life Inspirational Adventures of Michele Averill On October 17, 1989, a disaster struck California. The 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta Earthquake killed 63 people and collapsed a section of the upper deck of the Oakland freeway. The earthquake caused millions of dollars in damages, of which the effects are still being felt…

Why Valeri Bocage Believes that Borders Do Not Confine Women By Faith Coates Valeri Bocage believes that when women work together using their natural gifts of empathy, compassion, and altruism, they will shape and change their communities and the world. She believes that borders do not confine women’s philanthropy, either locally or globally, and that…

Laura Roser’s Q&A with Jan Ridgely, CEO of United Charitable Jan Ridgely, CEO of United Charitable, aligns mission and passion with sound financial and estate planning partners to create integrated, approachable plans for clients and donors who want to create their LegacyTODAY. I met Jan at a charity awards event in San Diego, California, last year….

How La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Makes a Difference    By Amanda Kelly   For over two decades, the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) has worked to strengthen the vision of founder and Major League Hall of Famer, Tony La Russa, to rescue animals from disadvantaged circumstances and give them a second chance at life. The…

By Laura A. Roser Ashley Nelson, SVP Americas at Fossil Group, on the Pursuit of Something More Ashley never thought she’d be the devoted yoga type. She was far too practical. Far too busy. After all, she had a family to care for, an intense travel schedule, and an Then something happened. It was gradual,…

The Future of Healthcare According to Dr. Joanne Conroy, M.D., CEO of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center by JBPravda   Paraphrasing notwithstanding, one cannot help but recall that “I Am Woman” paean to gender selfawareness by the great Helen Reddy.  Certainly that is likely the reaction of most women—and men—on witnessing the public speaking vitality…

Strategies for Wealth Advisors   Assumption #1: UHNW millennials have very little care for the world they live in. The Reality: They see wealth as a means to make a positive impact on society. Assumption #2: UHNW millennials are tech-savvy and therefore more likely to be attracted to robo-advisors. The Reality: They desire a more…

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