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Tips from Maureen Francisco on Seizing Opportunities

January 22, 2013

There are opportunities for anyone who wants to take them. That’s the insight Maureen Francisco offers anyone who feels like they’re in a rut. Now, the opportunities might not be pretty, and you might have to make some sacrifices. But the opportunities are there. Maureen is a media figure, public speaker, producer and author who […]

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SAP Radio: Women in IT

August 29, 2012

A few weeks ago, I was talking with Bonnie D. Graham, the host at SAP Radio, and she told me the topic of women in business came up during a show with an all-male panel. They couldn’t really explore answers to all the questions because the men had to make guesses. In order to really […]

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VirtualU in the Startup Ecosystem

June 14, 2012

Educational institutions provide an incubator ecosystem for entrepreneurs. Would-be CEOs have access to technology and research, potential pots of funding, and cheap student labor. For students, the incubator has provided an accelerant not to getting involved in someone else’s startup, but an accelerant for students to start their own. VirtualU, a new firm near Virginia […]

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Girl Scouts CEO On Developing Women Leaders

March 14, 2012

Leadership is an important skill in today’s world. I once heard a supply chain executive from Elizabeth Arden tell me he used to always be encouraged when he would receive position applications from young candidates who could clearly articulate their experience and goals. He knew he could hire one and she would go far in her career because she […]

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MBA: Don’t Knock It ’til You Try It

October 25, 2010

When I announced I was going to go back to school full-time for my MBA, I was waiting for the fallout. Yep, I said fallout. I don’t think my fellow bloggers would have actually said anything to me directly, but everything I had been reading in my network included comments like, “Don’t go to grad […]

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