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A Season of Giving

The holiday season is right around the corner and I am reminded of Andy Williams’ song, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.”  Great food, good conversation, and spending much needed time with family and friends makes this time of year wonderful.  Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I […]

Let’s Show Them the Way

In looking at this month’s calendar, October has a lot of nationally recognized days. While they are all very important causes, I would like to talk about domestic violence awareness month. Historically, domestic violence was widely known to impact women and men, but we are seeing increased abuse against […]

Are you prepared?

Have you been in a situation where you’ve honed your craft for years and kept asking yourself, when will my time come?  Everyone else is being recognized while you wait silently for your chance. I think we’ve all experienced these feelings at some time in our lives. The […]

Benefits of Outdoor Activity

With summer right around the corner, I’m instantly reminded of my childhood and the endless hours I spent outdoors with friends.  We played all the traditional outdoor games like hopscotch, double dutch or jacks. We also were known to make up new games to pass the time.  We […]

Are you MISS Represented?

I recently had the pleasure of participating on a panel discussion about the documentary, MISS Representation. The documentary produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom talks about how women are portrayed in the media.  A secondary message in the movie talked about the lack of female leadership in key roles […]

The Leader Within

Have you ever thought about what makes a great leader? Do you believe in the philosophy that everyone can be a leader and that everyone has a leader within them? As I was thinking about the topic for this month’s blog I thought about people who I have […]

It’s Never Too Late to Dream

Over the Christmas holiday my family saw the movie, Rise of the Guardian and I was pleasantly reminded about the childhood characters that I grew up with. In the movie we met Jack Frost, Santa, Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman. Without spoiling the movie for those […]

Three Simple Words

The hustling and bustling of the holiday season is in full swing and so are the sales designed to entice us to purchase the latest and greatest or the new and improved!  Everyone likes a bargain. Just look at the lines outside of major retailers for Black Friday […]

Why STEM, Why Not STEM?

Lately I’ve noticed quite a few articles on women breaking barriers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. I think the progress being made in this direction is wonderful.  There are numerous benefits to having women in STEM careers. They are able to provide greater financial support […]