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Find Your Voice Using Storytelling

OMG - I just read this article by Amanda Hirsch and it was game changing!  I have been in a business development role for more than 30 years and have often thought about (and questioned) how I should/could be positioning my value prop or opinions.  It's been a difficult journey as I have questioned positioning myself, my work and accomplishments too often to count.  Amanda brings a beautiful new life to helping us realize and appreciate the importance and power…

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Women and Leadership: Looking Beyond the Global Health Crisis

It’s no surprise that when Covid hit women were majorly the ones leaving the workplace, cutting back hours, and adjusting schedules to care for kids that were now stuck at home. Women are the ones juggling remote learning and child care while working at home. Women are also the ones who dominate the nursing and caregiver fields putting them and their families more at risk. Everyone has been affected by the pandemic but it would be naive to believe women…

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Helping Stay-at-Home Parents Re-enter the Workforce

“…Parents who leave the workforce when their kids are young but later want to reenter it might be corporate America’s greatest untapped resource.” If you are feeling hopeless and defeated sending off resumes with never a response then this statement should fill you up with hope. Check out this article from the Harvard Business Review that details how some companies are working alongside stay at home parents to help them re-enter the workforce. By creating 'returnships', an extreme version of…

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Preparing to Present – It’s How You Say It

This post was inspired by the amazing picture from one of the women's marches the very first year they were held (January 2017), as the photo of this 3 year old girl...well - no spoiler alerts here, we'll let you read the article, warmed many heart and souls who saw it and could not join the march. It's Not Just What You Say But How You Say It - contains some key reminders for all who are getting ready to…

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Why Going Back to Work After Divorce Can be Great!

This inspiring (not to mention entertaining) piece from Jackie Pilossoph, the creator and Editor-In-Chief of Divorced Girl Smiling is just what the doc ordered if you're dealing with going back to work after divorce.  Typically viewed as a negitive and sad sack "thing" women have to deal with - you'll see how going to back to work can actually be a blessing in disquise and deliver benefits you didn't think were waiting for you.  Trust that this article has something…

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Finding the Right Work Life Balance

One of the best presentations our team ever saw was on Work, Life Balance - and what made this one of the best presentations is that the speaker (Ellen Blattner Zelent) shared that there is no such thing!  Amen!  At times your work life will prevail and then it will be time for home life to prevail.  Folks who strive to master both, find themselves in a stressful spiral that grows as time goes on. This article does a really…

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Life After 50, Derailed by the Mommy Track – 10 Tips to Get Back to Work

You don't have to be over 50 to appreciate insight and thoughtfulness in this article.  Compliments of the Huff Post, this wonderful summary does an excellent job of breaking down how to re-start  your entry to the workforce, in addition to including some pretty awesome and relatable stories to motivate and build your confidence to get started! CLICK HERE TO READ THE ARTICLE

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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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