Linda R. Carlozzi and Lisa Regnante reflect on their experience with Janice as a mentor and the ways it impacted their lives. Q. What was the most valuable from your mentoring experience? LISA: I came of age watching Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro nominated as the first woman Vice Presidential candidate in 1984. Her presence on the […]

Janice Talks About Mentoring

Mentoring: Is it time to Re-Evaluate and Re-Imagine? For over three-plus decades, I have mentored women and one male law student. My title, the authority it conveyed, and my experience, were all that it seemed I needed to develop a mutual relationship of respect. I loved mentoring and assumed that since my mentees stayed in […]

Sharing Ideas

Meeting and sharing ideas with multi-generational women leaders from all over the world are always a highlight of any International Women’s Forum World Leadership conference wherever in the world it takes place. I talked with dynamic Australian women conference attendees who shared the elements of a women’s leadership journey program taking place in Australia.  These […]

Leadership Skills

Stilettos and Sneakers always likes to share tips on leadership to advance the empowerment of women. Sharing the leadership skills needed to tackle difficult, complex problems, Harvard Business School Professor and the Director of Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, Rosabeth Moss Kanter shared: My favorite is “Everything can look like a failure in the middle” […]

International Women’s Forum Conference

Janice, recently attended the 2022 International Women’s Forum World Leadership Conference, Beating the Odds: The Search for New Solutions, in Las Vegas with over 500 women leaders and guests.  Outstanding speakers made presentations ranging from energy independence, the role of critical minerals, the decreasing supply of clean water, democracy vs. autocracy, addressing the global mental health crisis and so […]

Fall into Reading

About Reading JaniceI just don’t do fun or relationships.  I do work!  I am just an unapologetic workaholic baby boomer. My reading relates to improving my leadership skills by learning from other outstanding women leaders.  I confess I love millennials and zoomers (Gen Z) as I believe they are the hope for our future, especially […]

How Sports Shaped Me

My entire existence has revolved around sport. As a child I cried through my first dance class and intentionally lost my brownie socks all so that I could participate in sports. I started playing sports at age six. Soccer was the first, followed by softball and basketball. I jumped headfirst into travel soccer and softball, […]

Advancing the Next Generation of Women Leaders

University of Tampa Janice with her Suncoast International Women’s Forum colleagues, participated in Advancing the Next Generation of Women Leaders at the University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida. Her comment was “Listening and learning from these intelligent, savvy, articulate up and coming women leaders, gave me renewed inspiration and assurance for our future.” Janice met over […]

David Brooks Visits Sarasota Florida and asks “How Do We Rebuild Trust?”

Stilettos and Sneakers often explores from a baby boomer and millennial perspective the words vulnerability and trust. Those words just seem to continually pop up in my life these days, how about yours? Well, David Brooks, writer, bestselling author, commentator, op-ed columnist for the New York Times and a regular guest on PBS News Hour, […]

The Traveling Pack

As a child, I was fortunate to be exposed to family vacations. The locations would change from year to year, but it was always a guarantee that at least once a year our entire family would get together. Sometimes we would take trips to the local beach, while others we would travel to Disney World, […]

The Transition of Traditions

My Italian American Family The Transition of Traditions This holiday season, unlike every year I can remember, we didn’t gather in New Jersey. Mom and Dad have been gone for two decades but Nana and Poppy (my sister and brother-in-law) have always been the home where we gather to celebrate our holiday traditions. Not 2021! […]

2021 Colloquium on Global Diversity

Recently, Janice attended the 2021 Colloquium on Global Diversity in Washington D.C., hosted by United States based Corporate Women Directors International (CWDI). Her general comment is “Exciting, informative and diverse views from attendees on the future of the workforce.” More from Janice: Some of the questions asked include:· What the Re-Set Economy and Workplace Will […]