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Smashing the Glass Ceiling in Politics

July 29, 2016

No matter how you feel about Hillary Clinton, you have to step back and observe this historical moment. The women’s rights movement wasn’t just about having the right to vote, shedding the demands of home, or being more like men. It was about having the same choices. Today, we have to acknowledge there is an […]

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Revisit: What Would Michelle Obama Do?

July 26, 2016
Michelle Obama DNC 2016

After last night’s DNC speech, Michelle Obama’s message, “Live your best life”, takes on a new perspective of hope and community. In 2012, Michelle spoke at the Virginia Tech graduation ceremony. I had tried to compartmentalize my frustration with how campaigning seems to permit public servants put their jobs on pause so that I could […]

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Going Back to the Beginning

July 20, 2016

“If I could turn back time…” “Yes, there were times, I’m sure you knew/When I bit off more than I could chew…” “Oh the movie never ends/it goes on and on and on and on…” Yes, I just quoted some song lyrics. There’s nothing like meeting a new colleague who’s already checked out your blog. […]

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Seven Years…

March 13, 2015

LinkedIn reminded me that it’s been seven years since I started this little blog. What’s crazy is that I’m not even focused on writing about tips, tricks, and perspectives — I’m focused on applying it. But with a little reminder comes a nudge to revisit the blog that started it all and reflect. Yep, this is […]

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#NEXTCHAT: Creating a Groundswell in HR

January 14, 2014

This post is featured on SHRM’s We Know Next blog. Join me January 15 at 3:00E for a #Nextchat on creating a groundswell in HR.  Much like a groundswell where a massive storm can create huge waves and a rise in the sea level, a groundswell among large groups of individuals — using the power […]

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Give a Damn about Globalization

August 15, 2012

Tomorrow, I will be one of three panelists on SAP Radio’s show: In the Cloud with Game-Changers. We’re going to talk about globalization, and I think you’ll be interested in the discussion. It’s a free, one-hour event that requires no registration. The show starts at 4:00pm Eastern/1:00pm Pacific, and all you have to do is […]

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Acting on What You Want (Even Dreams)

July 3, 2012

When I was interviewing for jobs as I finished up  my MBA, one of the main interview questions was, “What is something you want to do in your career?” Being in business school, my answer should have been something like, “I want to develop an international marketing campaign for a B2C company that is targeting […]

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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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What Would Michelle Obama Do?

May 15, 2012

A few weeks ago, someone sent me the book “What Would Michelle Do?” since they thought I might be interested in a collection of tips about life from the First Lady. I read the book, but not so it could stand on its own. Instead, I read it as I prepared to graduate from my […]

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