We all know that men are viewed as passionate, while women are viewed as “emotional.” Men are thought to be aggressive (in a good way) and women are “bitchy.” Men are war time CEOs and women create “toxic work environments.” Men are competitive and women are “catty.”

But when it…


Who would go out of their way to bring you pickles on a shitty day?

“Jesus be a fence!” Adimika said when she realized she’d left her debit card at an airport Mexican restaurant, en route to a meetup, days before she had to leave again on an international trip.

“Wait, what did you just say?”

“Jesus be a fence! You’ve never heard that phrase?”


For decades, Lisa Cron has been the person authors and filmmakers turn to when they need their story to captivate an audience. Her books, Wired for Story and Story Genius, outline the framework that makes a story suck you in and smack you in the heart.

If you want an…


I should have known. Every time men tell women they’re inherently better at something, it’s always a con, isn’t it?

You are just better at cooking! Remember when I washed the strawberries with soap?

It was earlier today while I was writing this post, eating lunch, uploading a video for…


I take New Year’s Resolutions seriously.

In January, the Chairman Mom community always has interesting threads and accountability groups pop up, aimed at helping women be their best selves. (Here’s one for this year!)

This year I want to share a new tool to get your New Year’s resolution on…


The PR game has changed. The things that used to work are no longer scalable and repeatable, customers and employees are quick to call out brands on their mistakes, and it’s hard to know where to invest your time and resources in the crowded media landscape. …


We have a core value at Chairman Mom: We don’t want to play nice with the world as it is, we want to remake it so that it’s more fair. And, we believe, if it’s more fair it will also be better for everyone.

Today, we are introducing something that…


For the first twenty years of my career, I was mostly in male-dominated spaces. I’ve written for publications like BusinessWeek and TechCrunch. Even my own investigative journalism startup, Pando, had an 85% male audience.

It’s not that life in the patriarchy didn’t serve me. I had a great career, was…


Mama needs her coffee, y’all…

Even before COVID, working mothers were too-often trapped in a double bind.

Bind one: To be a “good employee” meant being 100% beholden to her boss at all times. Bind two: Being a “good mom” meant being 100% beholden to her kids.

The result: If you want to work and…


If you’ve joined the many Americans who have plunged themselves into anti-racism work this summer, you’ve likely learned a lot about the coded ways politicians began to talk about race after the violence in the Civil Rights movement was televised and the idea of being explicitly racist developed a social…

Sarah Lacy

I'm the founder of Pando and Chairman Mom.

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