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Jan 31, 2018

“Have an objective when you go to events or enter a community. Know that you will have to offer reciprocity to feed those relationships.” -  Amanda Patterson

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We all know the challenge of networking.

But in male-dominated industries, it’s much more difficult. Last year, less than 3% of venture...


Jan 24, 2018

“The only way anyone is going to take you seriously is if you take yourself seriously and invest in yourself.” -  Amanda McCrossin

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Social media is the new resumé.

Today, many industries call for personal brands to demonstrate expertise over paper documents. In food and wine, a rich online presence...


Jan 17, 2018

“I thought, ‘If I can ever make this easier for someone, I’m going to do it.’ Because that’s what we sociologists do.” - Marika Lindholm

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Imagine being a solo mom living on $26,000/year.

With children to take care of and no spousal support, this reality is unimaginable for most of us. But for...


Jan 10, 2018

“We put great effort into denying our reality of what we experienced as kids.” - Dr. Jude Miller Burke

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We cannot control our upbringing.

But we can control what we do with it. So many of us were born into environments not conducive for fostering emotional or physical health. But as we grow older, we...


Jan 3, 2018

“A good coach is not someone who gives you what you want. A good coach is someone who asks you questions.” - Randi Levin

It’s that time of year again.

Early January has us joining gyms and buying kale without thinking about the sustainability of self-transformation efforts. New Year's resolutions are, for the most...