The Women's Lounge 100

Naming Our Lifelines One Woman at a Time

Who matters to you, and what are you willing to do about it?

The 100

I’ll be writing and posting stories of amazing women here. I’ve learned it’s hard to get it right, and that patience is a virtue. And that 100 is a big number.

Show Up

The more I talk to women, the more I learn about how we show up for each other. How do you show up for your lifelines? Maybe these ideas can help.


This project continues to teach me a lot about people, the writing process, and what it means to create something new. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

The WL100 Back Story

My name is Karen and like you, I’ve seen some crazy times in my life. I’m astonished at how many wise and brilliant women helped me through the rough patches as they stood by like lifelines, stretched taught and unwilling to let me fall. I’m also astonished at how they’ve made the good times better, sometimes pointing out that hey, dummy, this is a good thing and we’re going to celebrate together! They didn’t call me dummy, but they could have.

They did call me friend, and then they put plenty of action behind it. I’m here to celebrate them, and to help you celebrate the lifelines that kept you afloat.

Pay it Forward

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