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 […]

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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 […]

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Proud to be a Failure

I am proud to be a failure. You read that correctly:  I’m proud to be a failure at times.  If you have never failed, you have never truly challenged and pushed yourself. I certainly do fail sometimes, and I will describe why I’m proud of it. I need to experience failure so that I can […]