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Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:57

Does the Work/Life Balance Exist?

"Work hard, play hard."

"Living for the weekend."

"Life in the fast lane."

These common phrases have all been used to describe how we approach life and view the intersection of personal and professional.

None of these statements represent my opinion of these topics.

Published in Blog
Wednesday, 03 January 2018 10:52

Amazing Things Are Happening in Healthcare

Women in healthcare: It's time to invest in yourself, so you may better serve others.

Whether you're connected to healthcare through law, finance, insurance or clinical experience, the Western Michigan Healthcare Financial Management Association invites you to attend the second annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Event, January 18, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Grand Valley State University's Eberhard Center.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 06 December 2017 04:30

Matt Lauer Had to Go. Here's Why.

For as long as I can remember, my mornings started with Matt Lauer on the screen. One morning, when my boys were young, one looked at the screen and thought Matt was my husband. (They have the same haircut. We giggled for days over that one.) For years, Matt was a staple in our home bringing us news and events.

Published in Blog
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:48

Knock On Wood

Going into business with your friend? Sounds risky!

But the women from Rustic City Living will tell you otherwise.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 05:21

How To Be Social Online

Business used to be conducted at a conference table, on the golf course or over drinks. Though this is still commonplace, more and more business is being done online.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 08 November 2017 06:33

The Gender Gap in Leadership: Action Required

Data doesn't lie. The Inforum 2017 Michigan Women's Leadership Report released this week shows that while women are making strides, the gender gap at the highest levels of leadership in Michigan's largest public companies is long-lived and persistent.

Published in Career

Karen Smoots—founder, president, CEO and inventor of TheGreenGloveDryer—is on a mission to keep kids healthy.

By drying gloves.

Published in Wellness

"Unconditional love is what drew me to this ministry," said Marge Palmerlee, Executive Director of Dégagé Ministries, an organization that offers help—and hope—to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in Grand Rapids' Heartside Neighborhood.

Published in Profile
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:13

Be Your Best Advocate

"Sometimes, women are their own worst enemy," said Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss. "We think about all the things we can't do, the things we're not good enough at, and all the reasons we shouldn't go for it; we need to go big and support other women who are doing the same."

Published in Career
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 14:38

Problems Female STEM Students Face

Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) encounter a variety of challenges—some related to gender, some not. While half of all Bachelor's degrees in STEM fields are earned by women, women earn fewer STEM doctoral degrees than men, and most of the leadership positions in the industry and academia are still held by men.

Published in Career
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