The South China Morning Post Appreciates That After 20 Years, There are no Divas in The Hong Kong Women’s Club

By On September 29, 2016

I’ve been doing pro-bono PR work for The Hong Kong Women’s Club, as both a singing member and board member, and I’m thrilled to have achieved some great full-page profile coverage in… Read More

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My Boozy Valentine – Hong Kong Style

By On February 16, 2016

My sweet 11-year old daughter always gives us gifts for any holiday and Valentine’s Day is no exception. I got a chocolate rose. And her Dad got…. well… …a can of beer.… Read More


Salamat, Cebu

By On September 11, 2015

Gorgeous Cebu in the Philippines, with its crystal clear waters, perfect weather and warm, friendly, welcoming people. We loved our time there… but were also struck by the stark and unsettling contrasts.… Read More

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French Etiquette Faux Pas

By On August 14, 2015

A French executive invites his American counterpart to a business dinner at his home in the center of Paris. The American executive reciprocates several months later in the suburbs of New York.… Read More

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Coaching Upwards in Asia

By On March 7, 2015

Essentially, this concept of  “Coaching Up” traditionally does not exist in this region of the world and comes across as supremely counter-cultural. I was recently leading a workshop on Doing Business in… Read More


Curiosities of Amber Alerts

By On February 15, 2015

“How could people be so callous?”, thought Susan, a lovely American girl just starting out at an international school in Hong Kong after moving over from the Midwest. “What’s up with the… Read More


Vietnam à la française

By On November 16, 2014

Having spent 8 wonderful years as an expat in Paris, I’m often on the lookout for French cultural influences wherever my travels may take me. Vietnam is no exception and it certainly… Read More

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WE Magazine for Women – Helen Bannigan in Top 100

By On November 11, 2014

Special thanks to WE Magazine for Women for including me in the Class of 2014 Top 100 Women in Ecommerce. “From the boardroom to design room, Wall Street to Main Street, women… Read More