Emira Mears

Entrepreneur, Principal @raisedeyebrow, Author of The Boss of You, Speaker & Mamma. Passionate about women entrepreneurs, non-profits, technology & food.


Why Women Only?

Are Women Only Business Events Still Relevant?


A women’s only business conference is blessedly not a rare thing these days, but as a producer of one and a speaker who often attends them, I frequently find myself in conversations about whether or not they are still relevant. Conversations, which I alternate between enjoying engaging in and feeling…


Why Women Only?

Are Women Only Business Events Still Relevant?


A women’s only business conference is blessedly not a rare thing these days, but as a producer of one and a speaker who often attends them, I frequently find myself in conversations about whether or not they are still relevant. Conversations, which I alternate between enjoying engaging in and feeling…


Failure To Celebrate

My ongoing struggles with celebrating success


In 2008, a book that I co-wrote was published with a chapter about how celebrating success should be a vital part of any entrepreneurs regular practice. In subsequent years I developed a talk, which I’ve given to wide praise to packed rooms, on why celebrating success can actually have a positive…


Giving Social Media A Rest

Could it really be that simple?


I’ve been riding a (tidal) wave of burnout lately. I’m know that I am not alone in this, nor does it somehow make me special or more important. It just is.

While I’m not sure that I even want to achieve so-called work-life balance, I do know that for the last few years the scales have been…