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How to Build Self-Confidence. The 3 Most Important Skills!

Compassion is the essence of self-esteem. When we’re more compassionate of ourselves, when we’re more forgiving of ourselves, less judgmental – that’s really at the heart of feeling better and unconditional self-acceptance. ~ Kiomi Moore We’re not taking you down a career journey with this post and podcast, but introducing you 3 fundamental considerations that will make you pause and think about your current level of confidence – is there something holding us back or are we fearful about reaching…

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Unlocking Your Untapped Brilliance

Come listen to The Barb List!  Barbara Hardy, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at NetSuite delivers an inspirational speech full of positive energy. "When we actually focus on ourselves, amazing things happen - our roles change, our families change, our lives change, the atmosphere when we walk in the room, actually changes." ~ Barbara Hardy The MSHE Team was fortunate enough to hear this speech from Barbara in person at The WIT Network's innagural International Women's Day Conference…

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Confidence Starts Now

"You would never forget to brush your teeth before heading out for the day, right? Confidence carries the same importance. It may be hard to remember your self-worth and abilities day in and day out, but knowing you are in control to make your day worthwhile will allow you to be more productive and more assertive in your decision making abilities." ~ From the ARA Chicago blog site www.aramentors.com Nothing feels better then feeling confident.  Regardless  if you're entering a room,…

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Stressed at Work? Mentoring a Colleague Could Help

"Why does mentoring have this impact on mentors? We believe it offers a way to receive support that is often lacking. ... Mentoring offers a way to build trust within a relationship that lays a foundation for open and honest communication of sensitive topics." ~ From Michael Gill and Thomas Roulet's Harvard Business Review article about the benefits of mentorship (for the mentor that is) You get what you give...right?  Well Michael Gill and Thomas Roulet certainly think so.  While…

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Girls with Working Moms Get Better Jobs and Higher Pay

"Researchers dug through family and career data on more than 100,000 men and women, and found that children of working mothers do tend to lead different lives than those with stay-at-home moms, they found. But not bad different. " Oh the guilt!  You may not be home when your children get off the school bus, or may have to tend to email or an important proposal after dinner (somedays take out), but does this make you a bad mom or…

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Women in Tech and Compensation Parity – Educate Yourself and Drive Change

" Forbes reported that once women land jobs in the tech field, they leave at a 45% higher rate than men. There are lots of completely qualified, brilliant women who choose to take their talent and use it elsewhere. The reasons for the higher attrition in the tech industry for women are many, though data points to the unconscious bias that nudges women towards the door."  ~ From JoAnn Amato-Tuck's great post about financial balance and compensation in the tech…

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What My Mother Taught Me – MSHE’s first Facebook Post to Honor Mother’s Day

"Thanks to my mother, I knew that I had to set my own agenda — and that the women I met around the world deserved to set their own agendas, too." Melinda Gates tells an amazing story about the power and influence her mother had in defining her future.  In the spirit of MSHE and our focus on wanting to empower mom's everywhere who want to re-enter the workforce, I'm sharing these great words of wisdom and encouraging you share…

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The Blanket (A Christmas Story)

“I never thought it was such a bad little Christmas tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” ~ Linus You never know when inspiration is going to hit! Recently, it didn’t just hit me, it smacked me hard like a hammer hits a nail. It was a series of “coincidences” that moved me to tell this story, and maybe inspire others. Queue the Capax Christmas party two weeks ago; after a few hours…

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