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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:27

Are You a Phubber?

July is National Cellphone Courtesy Month.

Why not all year long? We sure need it.

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Have you heard of "Summer Slide?" You probably have if you're a parent—and you most definitely have if you work in education.

"Summer Slide" refers to the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. As a mom to three school-age boys, it's something I try to be mindful of. I attempt heading into each summer break with a plan: summer reading logs, book clubs, math apps and camps. Of course, these initiatives are often received with eye rolls and complaints ... but I know if I don't push it, my boys will inevitably fall behind.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:26

Q&A: Sandra Gaddy

On March 22, 2017, Sandra Gaddy began her new role as CEO of Women's Resource Center (WRC)—a nonprofit organization that advocates for women to achieve economic independence through meaningful employment. Sandra brings over 20 years of experience in strategic planning and fund development to the position, as well as a talent for developing teams and building collaborative relationships.

Published in Profile
Wednesday, 07 June 2017 07:21

Soaking Up Summer: 3 Ways to Boost Morale

It can be difficult feeling "stuck" inside during the beautiful sunshine-filled summer months. Worse yet, many of us experience the additional stress of having kids home from school, celebrations and holidays, and other conflicts that seem to pop up over the summer. Less structure and more events to fit in can be stressful for families. It's a great time to ramp up your wellness culture by promoting activity and healthy eating, which help with stress reduction and our ability to cope.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 31 May 2017 10:04

A Bold Leader for a Bold Initiative

"A lot of who I am today has to do with the role my parents played in providing a family environment that is loving and focuses on supporting one another," said Erica Bills, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen Michigan.

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West Michigan is shining a bit brighter, thanks to the dynamic talent, spirit and intellect of local women (and men) honored at West Michigan Woman's first-ever Brilliance Awards.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 07:44

Run As You Are

Have you considered running for office? Maybe in a few years or decades? Don't wait. There's no definition outlining who can aspire to leadership—and most women today already have the experience, talent and networks to achieve political ambition.

Published in Career
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:10

Q&A: Author Hope Alcocer

Entrepreneur Hope Alcocer recently published her debut novel, Where Hope Lies—a story that follows the journey of Chloe Repaco, a 20-something college graduate in love with a soldier stationed overseas. It's a story of love, heartache and pain. And it's inspired by Alcocer's own emotional journey.

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017 08:07

Let's Talk About the Capstone Wardrobe

A take on the capsule wardrobe of coordinating staple pieces that every woman should own, the capstone wardrobe takes the same approach—but is geared toward the recent college graduate, with the interview process in mind.

Published in Style
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:14

2017 Dolphin Tank: Call for Papers

It's that time of year again—time to apply for the Michigan Women's Foundation Dolphin Tank Business Plan and Pitch Competitions. Established in 2012 as a gentler version of the hit TV show Shark Tank, Dolphink Tank showcases the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southeast and Western Michigan.

Published in Career
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