Hi, I'm Meg! I'm a Brooklyn-based career coach for women in tech. My clients work for companies like AirBnB, Pinterest, Etsy, The New York Times, and Mixpanel. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, running, reading, and snuggling with my corgi, Gary. Learn more about my work at www.megduffy.com.
street art, Brooklyn doughnut shops, '90s R & B, digging through the internet to find the right information.
meeting people in Seattle! I'm moving there with my partner this summer. He's from there, but NY is home for me. Looking forward to connecting with cool folks!
There are two types of people, askers and guessers. Askers will ask a favor without any expectation that you will say yes. Guessers will only ask a favor if they believe there is a high probability that you will say yes. I am a guesser, so I need to recognize that people don't always expect a "yes" and I have the power to exercise my "no." Shoutout to Jocelyn K. Glei for blowing my mind apart with this revelation.
In no particular order, my heroes are: Frida Kahlo, Tavi Gevinson, Sharon Jones, Tina Roth Eisenberg, Patti Smith, Janet Mock, Tatyana McFadden, Joan Didion, Georgia O’Keeffe, Solange. I love these women because they love to make things, are pioneers in their respective fields, and find ways to help people connect.
My emotional memory runs deep. While I am terrible with names, I can tell you about a conversation we had five years ago or rattle off details about my 6th birthday party (it was at a bowling alley.)
A cross country coach. My high school coach was one of the best, so I'd love the opportunity to empower the next generation of girls with a love for running.
A Tribe Called Quest lyrics
How to hand stitch. It's a simple skill but can really save you in a pinch! Once you know the basics, you can fix a rip or replace a button with ease.
This congratulatory lobster: https://media1.giphy.com/media/3o6gEbd93QQIt61us8/giphy.gif
Meg’s CreativeMornings activity
So often we want to look for the answer outside of ourselves. We hope that we can buy something or someone will tell us something that is going to be the magic words that we need to hear in order to be self-satisfied. But all of that is going to come from within ourselves and it all starts with the intention to be ourselves.
What I didn't realize is that every human being is dealing with so much emotional distress at all times. Every single one of us is carrying a story that is layered and has wounds that are often gaping open. And yoga, as a practice, allows us to be able to accept those wounds, to be able to see and love the trauma, to be able to sit in a space of compassion within the self so that we can then reflect that compassion to others.
Jessamyn Stanley Intention
Jon Lewis The Truth Will Set You Free
Ben Chestnut Do What You Love
Jennifer Armbrust Proposals for the Feminine Economy
Erin Kim Give Yourself Permission to Discover Your Genius
Maggie Doyne Write a Love Letter
Tyler Deeb Work Hard and Be Satisfied
Jocelyn Glei Working in the Age of Distraction