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Millennials…a key part of our future

In 2015 the millennial generation surpassed the number of all other generations in the workforce.  In addition, in the United States alone, millennials have $1.3 trillion in annual buying power.  So without a doubt, millennials are important to consider when you are marketing your brand or attempting to attract them to your organization or to […]

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Lady Lawyer, Can You Soar in a Man’s World?

I recently spent a weekend by the beach with some friends, absorbing the sunshine and enjoying the beginning of summer.  A friend of mine invited one of his friends, who happens to be a ninth-year associate at a law firm.  We chatted a great deal over the weekend, and one thing was prevalent in her […]

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Why Having a Sponsor is Integral to Career Growth

Everyone looks for a mentor, but what you don’t know is that having an internal sponsor as well is a very important key to having a prosperous career. Whether you’re in an entry-level role or a higher position, a great combination of both mentors and sponsors positions you for career growth and success. Who is […]

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Taking the Big Risk: Career Changing Decisions

Years ago the COO of my company came into my office and said, “I need you to do me a favor.” By the look on his face I knew he was serious. I was running a fairly small marketing and communications department at the time, a job that I loved and that had allowed me […]

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7 Business Lessons Learned from Mom

My mother wasn’t a businesswoman.  In fact, she did not even graduate from high school.  Given her lack of business acumen, one might think she didn’t have much to offer in terms of business wisdom. I beg to differ! My mother was a fireball with great common sense. Her advice has served me well throughout […]

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He Said, She Said

Within our personal lives, the concept that men and women communicate differently is widely accepted.  In John Gray’s famous book, he goes as far as to say that men and women are so different they don’t even come from the same planet! There has been a considerable amount of research done to study these differences […]

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Stand Up to Move Out

Career mobility is a subject we all talk and think about in our workplace.  It’s human nature that we desire to grow in our careers, to be noticed, to earn that promotion or land a new job. The question we need to be asking ourselves is what am I doing to stand out amongst my […]

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Into or Out of the Woods

Do you ever wonder whether you are going into or coming out of the woods? In this metaphor about our busy lives, the woods represent complicated areas that may be entangled with conflict and fear. Two women in entertainment unleashed powerful messages relating to the woods they deal with in their careers where they face unfair biases and obstacles.

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Bringing Talent to Our Industry

Many leaders in the risk management industry are aware of the difficulty we are currently experiencing with regards to attracting new talent. It’s evident to me that there are not enough collegiate programs set in place to funnel qualified graduates into our industry let alone expose students to the many outstanding careers that are available.

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I Could Never Work for a Woman

If there was a single phrase I could eradicate in the workplace, it would be this one: I could never work for a woman. Gasp.

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