Entrepreneurs and Depression

My heart breaks today. This year has seen the loss of Scott Hutchison, singer/songwriter of Frightened Rabbit; Kate Spade, fashion designer; and now Anthony Bourdain, chef and travel host. Each one of them were successful and recognized in their respective fields, but depression and alcohol plagued their lives. For reasons we cannot understand, they decided to […]

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Top 5 Tips From a Current Woman in STEM

Top 5 tips for females entering STEM careers While everyone at every stage of their career should never stop learning, young female engineers should focus on a few basics during their first few years after graduation that will benefit them the rest of their career. Below are my top five recommendations. 1. I hope you […]

You know you're a female, right?

You Know You’re A Female, Right?

“You know you’re a female, right?” I’m currently writing a series of articles about starting my own business. This is about one of the conversations I had with a mentor. A conversation with a mentor. That question, coming from a female mentor, struck me as a surprise. I sat up in my seat and emphatically […]

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3 ESSENTIALS TO TURN GIRLS ONTO STEM

Valuable insights Stephanie Espy, author of STEM Gems, talks about several ways to interest girls in STEM at an early age. (This article originally appeared at women2.com.) The benefits of early exposure to foreign languages, music, travel, and sports on a child’s developing brain are well studied. The early years become the architecture of future learning. […]

Build the Plane as You Are Going Down The Runway

Taking Flight! Recently, I resigned from my position as director of engineering for a global company. Several people thought I was crazy because I decided to open my own engineering firm. However, I have been encouraged and helped by some great friends. Several of them have been wonderful enough to go out of their way […]

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Free Falling Into Entrepreneurship

A brand new start! I’m running off the cliff, pulling the cord, and free falling into entrepreneurship. I’m exhilarated, thrilled, and frightened to death. I can only pray that I hit the ground with my feet under me. I’ve made the decision to start my own company. After all, I’ve been designing and constructing for […]

Advice for New Engineers

Advice for the next generation of engineers I’m passionate about helping young engineers, especially women, navigate their career path. I do this several different ways: mentoring, hiring interns and co-ops, and blogging. I’m often asked, “What is most important thing I should do?” The answer is always getting a good technical base. Think about your […]