Took my Long Beach principal's advice and became a middle school principal in Torrance USD. Loved every minute of it.
Earned my doctorate, researched the gender divide and wrote
a book for women. Convinced more than ever that I could become a school CEO.
After six grueling job interviews I became the first woman superintendent for Central Unified School District. Loved the job.
Worked so hard at being a school superintendent, the city awarded me Top Ten Women of the Year.
Retired and wrote a book to help others get a job in educational leadership. Was an Amazon Best Seller!
Accepted a faculty position in the doctoral program for Brandman University. Awarded Faculty of the Year! Nice.
Began speaking at Women's conferences on how to gain a position of leadership in a male driven society.
Coauthored a book with a university colleague on how to keep your job once you get it!
Began speaking professionally on the topic of women in leadership and the gender divide.
Privileged to work with strong women on their dissertations related to women and leadership.
Partner in Crime-My co-author and sister, Jessica Thompson. Together we interviewed hundreds of women on self confidence and personal power.
Began researching women and aging and coauthored a book with my sister to navigate the topic of ageism.
Researched women and self-confidence and wrote another Sister Book with my Sister Jessica.
Excited to be interviewed for our Lipstick Book by the LA Times.