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    Oct
    2016

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women

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    bobbiec-headshotYou founded Innovation Women, an online speakers bureau for entrepreneurial and technical women. What need did you seek to fill with your company?

    It’s 2016 and we’re still attending events where all (or at least most) of the speakers are “all-male, all-pale” or the same 5 women are on stage. The event managers pick up new speakers from each other’s events. This perpetuates the same voices, the same stories, the same content, and a lack of diverse opinions and viewpoints.

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    Sep
    2016

    What Stephen Covey taught me about prioritizing

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    I thought I was really good at prioritizing—until I read Stephen Covey’s perennial classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. As part of his Habit 3, “Put First Things First,” Covey lays out his Time Management Matrix along two dimensions, Urgency and Importance. The more urgent, the more time critical. The more important, the more results-oriented and high priority.

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    Sep
    2016

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Jennifer Gefsky, Co-Founder of Après — redefining women’s re-entry into the workforce

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    IMG_0019 (1)You recently founded Après. What need did you see that you are seeking to fill?

    We founded Après to connect women looking to reenter the workforce with companies seeking talent and diversity. There are more than 3 million college-educated women in the U.S. looking to reenter the workforce. But before we launched Après, it was difficult for women with resume gaps to get noticed. At the same time, it is proven that companies that enjoy gender diversity in mid- to senior-level positions will outperform less diverse competitors.

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    Aug
    2016

    Creating a Community for Caregivers: Carole’s Story

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    Screen Shot 2016-08-31 at 1.35.40 PMCaring for her mother in her final years helped Carole find her mission later in life. She is helping others in the Sandwich Generation cope with the challenges of caring for their loved ones, while celebrating the privilege of being a Caregiver to her elderly parents.

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    Aug
    2016

    Let’s Hear From an Expert: Marcia Kester Doyle, Author of Who Stole My Spandex?

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    Marcia-Kester-DoyleYou recently released your first book, Who Stole My Spandex?: Life in the Hot Flash Lane. Tell us more about this collection of stories and what inspired you to write it…

    Whenever I related a family story to friends or relatives about the strange antics occurring in my home, their first comment was usually, “Did you write it down? You have to share this!” I did record some of the funnier stories in a spiral notebook, but they remained neglected under my bed for years with a growing colony of dust bunnies. My parents and my sister were very supportive of my writing and urged me to put together a book, but I was too busy raising four children and running a business out of my home. I put off the project until eight years ago when I lost both my father and my sister unexpectedly. The best way to honor their memory was to complete the task I’d promised them. Spandex was written for them, and for my children, to help preserve the memories of our family for generations to come.

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