Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day Depending on where you live, today is Equal Pay Day.  The actual date differs by country each year because it symbolized how far into the year a woman must work to earn what a man earned the previous year. I can personally say that I have never experienced a 20-25% pay gap […]

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Easy Networking Tips

How can networking boost your career? In your career, you will often find that it’s not what you know but who you know. Making important connections and relationships can only be done with a viable networking strategy. You don’t want that to be the sole focus of your day, so I have put together some […]

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Inspiration From My Family

Find Inspiration Everywhere… My grandmother “Nana” is turning 90 this year. That is a huge accomplishment! As I reflect on her life, I realize just how important she is to who I became. My grandmother faced multiple personal challenges in her early life. Her father was murder in a case of mistaken identity, her older […]

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How to Manage Your Time

Time management doesn’t have to be a mystery Regardless of if you are in the C-Suite or just starting out your career as an associate, time management is critical.  You have to be able to prioritize everything that has to get done while juggling the daily demands that are unexpected.  It is critical to do […]

A Wish for 2017

To better days! 2016 was a rough year all around.  Politically it was exhausting, famous celebrities that were admired seemed to pass away each week. It was just a really rough 12 months, and many of us faced personal trials as well. As I had been thinking about the darkness of it all, I came […]

Women in Power

Female leadership in the power industry First let me state that this is a personal opinion that is in no way related to the company.I’m just proud of where I work, and I want to let everyone know. Siemens has two talented women in leadership positions. Lisa Davis, Chair and CEO of Siemens Corporation, and […]

Work Life Integration

Revisiting work-life balance

Normal work-life balance is a thing of the past Work-life balance is gone. Instead, companies should help employees with work–life integration. This means you take your personal life with you to work, and you take your work home with you to your personal life. Gone are the days where you have to compromise between family and career. Companies […]

An Open Letter to a STEM Girl

Encouragement from someone who’s been there My daughter decided early on to commit to being successful in a STEM related career.  I told her it would not be easy,  and that did not deter her resolve one bit! She’s kind of like her mom that way. I decided to write her a brief e-mail just […]

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Did Sheryl Sandberg Have it Wrong?

Does the Lean In movement need to be redefined? On May 8, 2016 a CBS News headline reads, “Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg admits parts of “Lean In” are wrong.” Did Sheryl Sandberg have it wrong? As a working mother, I wanted to celebrate at first.  After all, I never felt she faced the same challenges and […]