Category : Women

It was more than just a race

I began my training on June 6, 2014 for the NYC Marathon, which was on November 2, 2014. Calculated, I ran 345 miles in training, cross trained 3x a week, which consisted of light weight lifting, elliptical, stationary bike, or some form of water cardio. I incorporated yoga, healthy eating (I cut out adult beverages,

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The Emily Post Guide to Executive Presence

Executive Presence. Those two words alone had me intrigued and so I decided borrow this book from my library. I read Sylvia Ann Hewlett’s first book: Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor, and enjoyed reading about the new trend in building your awesomeness. Executive Presence begins like her previous book. Hewlett focuses on her own

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Celebrating Singledom or why I don’t have to shave my legs every day

“There are other steps we can take to help families make ends meet, and few are more effective at reducing inequality and helping families pull themselves up through hard work than the Earned Income Tax Credit.  Right now, it helps about half of all parents at some point.  But I agree with Republicans like Senator

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Women’s Leadership: A Journey Through Books

This is the first post in a series of book reviews. Enjoy! 2013 brought us the book “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. It was a struggle for me to get through, and although very well written, it wasn’t without its faults. Sheryl grew up and currently lives in a state of privilege,

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The power of your voice

A few weeks ago, I wrote what was, in my opinion, the hardest post I’ve ever written. Vulnerability is not my thing, and as I continue to read  Daring Greatly by Berne Brown, I realize more that shame was holding me back from being vulnerable. In fact, I think growing up, it was something that

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Breaking Through Supervisor Stereotypes

Being a supervisor is tough stuff. Even with years and years of supervision experience, it’s still tough. With every year comes new obstacles of supervision. In fact, you might say that every day comes with a new obstacle of supervision, whether it is a student, paraprofessional, or professional, we still face some sort of supervision

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I have ….

Confidence. And you should too. There’s been a lot of chatter on various social media platforms that happen around this time of year. What’s so special about this year? Well, as many of you know, it’s job search season for those 2nd year grads in Higher Ed programs or people who are just looking for

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Taking the Reigns

When most people think professional development, they mostly associate it with conferences, webinars, and guest speakers/lecturers. While those are all awesome ways to professionally develop yourself  and gain valuable knowledge that will help you advance in your position, I am afforded a different opportunity. As I sit in the office during mega snow-storm (yikes), I am also

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The Mean Girls Syndrome

I think most of us would much rather forget, than to relive, our high school days. For me, it wasn’t exactly rainbows and sunshine, rather, it was kind of miserable. I didn’t really enjoy high school and was very happy when graduation day came and I got to say Adios to good ol’ Edison High. The

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