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 […]

STEM

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 […]

Entrepreneurship

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]