The High Cost Of HyperCompetence & Its Cure

Professionals are under tremendous stress, and it’s affecting them personally in health, relationships, and business. According to the American Institute of Stress:Debra Woog

  • 48% of Americans feel their stress has increased over the past five years
  • Stress is the basic cause of 60% of all human illness and disease
  • 54% of Americans say stress has caused them to fight with people close to them

Stress-related healthcare and missed work time cost US companies a whopping $300B annually.  Leaders, especially women professionals, need a new way to be in the work world. Typically they try to do everything they expect of themselves and most of what they imagine others expect. They are too good, for their own good, at getting things done. Many are HyperCompetent: overdoing beyond what’s healthy. They are burning out at an alarming rate. At this talk, participants learn to lead from their unique definitions of success, so that their lives become easier, they achieve satisfying goals, and their energy becomes more of a naturally renewable resource.

Join Debra Woog, a career coach with 25 years of experience leading clients to find new roles and create more fulfilling work life balance; in a discussion on this very relevant topic.

For more information on Brilliant Communications, visit Debra’s website – Connect Two

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Leigh Hafrey Presents: Heroes and Villains, Leading Business, Politics and Civil Society in the 21st Century

Leigh Hafrey“How must we lead in the 21st century, in politics, business, and civil society?  From human nature to global systems, financial services in ancient Greece to the current economic downturn, endangered-peoples movements and extreme sports to Thoreau and social media, the seminar ‘Heroes and Villains’ aims to capture the challenges and solutions we have already articulated for the new century.  Over the past several years, I have taught H&V in various configurations, on three continents, and to a wide range of professional audiences; I look forward to sharing and discussing the seminar, and the leadership principles that shape it, with WLGO.
– Leigh Hafrey, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management

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Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
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WLGO Webinar Mar 24



Please join us for a special webinar hosted by Rachel Sheinbein, Co Founder and Director of Makeda Capital.  Makeda is investing in public companies with female CEOs. Rachel is also an active angel investor in companies such as Goldieblox, Social Imprints and PV Evolution Labs (recently acquired).   Before starting Makeda, Rachel was a Partner at CMEA Capital, a private equity firm with over $1.2 billion under management. She was formerly a board member for Arcadia Biosciences and Solaria.  


Before CMEA, Ms. Sheinbein was a consultant for start-ups in the areas of bio-plastics, solar and water. For nine years prior, Ms. Sheinbein worked at Intel, in wastewater systems, environmental health & safety, and supply chain IT. Rachel is the President of the board of Expanding Your Horizons Network, a non-profit that encourages girls in math, science, engineering and technology. In addition, Ms. Sheinbein is on the board of the Hadassah Foundation. Ms. Sheinbein holds a Chemical Engineering degree with a concentration in Environmental Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. She was also a sponsored fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she received an MBA and a Masters in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a focus on operations and supply chain.


– WLGO Team

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WLGO Presents: Rachel Scheinbein
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
12:00 pm  |  Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)  |  1 hr


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WLGO Newsletter – Q2 2014

Dear WLGO members,

Happy 2014!  After an excruciatingly long winter for those of us not blessed to live in temperate climes, spring is finally around the corner.  And with it, our first newsletter of the year.  Please check out all the upcoming WLGO events, find out more about some of our members, and laugh a little (cry a little) reading “Recline, don’t lean in (why I hate Sheryl Sandberg).”

Thank you so much to our 2014 newsletter volunteers – Grace Overlander, Emily Chang, Charlie Lieu, Michele Parrish, and Cindy Closkey.

As always, if you would like to dedicate a teensy part of your life to helping out with this, let me know!

This letters topics:

Shafali & the 2014 Newsletter team

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Final 2013 Newsletter

As 2013 rushes to its inevitable end, this is the final newsletter for the year.   Thank you to Michele Parrish, Emily Edwards, Mary Anito, Stacey Bergman, Wini Hebalkar, and Cindy Closkey who spent time to reach out to our community and make the newsletter possible.  Thank you, also to everyone who took the time to share something about themselves with us.  

If you have enjoyed this newsletter, we would love to have a few more volunteers.  Please contact me at

Happy Holidays!
Michele & Shafali

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Q1 2013 WLGO Newsletter

WLGO NewsLetter March 2013


Happy 2013!  Welcome to the second edition of the WLGO newsletter.  Each quarter, we will be focusing on updating the WLGO community on a group of graduating classes cycling through all classes each year.  This newsletter focuses on alumnae graduating in 2010 and onwards.

Mary Anito ’12, Emily Chang ’11, & Shafali Hill ‘99

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