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Teaching Women to Lead [and a giveaway]: Sherry Surratt, CEO of MOPS International

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Be Informed, MCG Moms, Mom as Manager, Mom Profiles | 4 comments

Teaching Women to Lead [and a giveaway]: Sherry Surratt, CEO of MOPS International

I sat huddled in my desk chair, phone plastered to my ear, as I tried to focus on talking to Sherry Surratt, the CEO of MOPS International. The kids were yelling in the background, telling me “who hit who” and squawking for snacks while I attempted to convince them with hand gestures that I would only be a few minutes. Thankfully, as the...

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“Having it all?” I’m not drinking the kool-aid, Ann-Marie Slaughter.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 2 comments

“Having it all?” I’m not drinking the kool-aid, Ann-Marie Slaughter.

Along with thousands of others, I read Ann-Marie Slaughter’s piece, “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All” in The Atlantic this week, and it has been rattling around inside my head ever since. There have been a pile of responses written to her piece as well; I loved Megan Francis’ thoughts where she defends “the...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Where do we go from here?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Where do we go from here?

We have come to the end of our Career Re-Entry series, and with it comes a few of my reflections about where we go from here. My daughter Fiona even co-stars in the video, helping me clearly demonstrate the real-life challenges of keeping all of our jobs in focus!          So, let’s review… 1. Support is essential....

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Career Re-entry Series: Work – Life Balance

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-entry Series: Work – Life Balance

Sometimes I feel like this phrase, “work – life balance” is an oxymoron. Is that really even possible to get, and stay balanced? Well, I think managing the balance is possible, not easy, but possible. And creating balance is necessary for us to be our happiest. I created my very first video post for just this occasion! No laughing...

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Things We Love: Hot Yoga

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Be Inspired, Mom as Manager, Things We Love | 3 comments

Things We Love: Hot Yoga

For the last few years, I played on an indoor women’s soccer team during the winter. It was good exercise, but I would come home with bruised ankles from being kicked, over-charged adrenaline, and frequent frustration over how the game turned out. (We lost a lot) This year, with all of the extra change and stress going on in my life, I decided...

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Career Re-Entry Series: How to Dress Classy at Work

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 1 comment

Career Re-Entry Series: How to Dress Classy at Work

With so many clothes in our closets, sometimes it is hard to decide what is appropriate to wear to work. It is important to have some ground rules on the differences between work clothes and weekend clothes. Of course all workplaces are different but no matter where you work, there are a few things you should know about dressing professionally for...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Interviewing tips…

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 2 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Interviewing tips…

  We have hit the half-way mark of our Career Re-Entry series, and with it, we come to one of the most nerve-wracking parts…the interview! No matter how long it has been since your last interview, it is a great idea to get a refresher on what to do to before, during, and after the interview so that you can walk in with confidence and show...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Networking 101

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Networking 101

So far, Rachel has covered a number of important topics when considering heading back to “work” — work outside your home that is. Rachel and I have commiserated, er, discussed how daunting the thought of re-entry actually is. One of the things I have always thought I would definitely need to rely on when thinking about getting a...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Dusting Off Your Resume…

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Dusting Off Your Resume…

Our third installment in our Career Re-Entry series is all about updating our resumes. I don’t know about yours, but mine needed a serious overhaul, especially after I went through the “re-discovering your strengths” exercise last week. It clearly showed me what I wanted to highlight within my work experience to support the career...

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Career Re-Entry Series: Who am I again? Rediscovering Your Strengths

Posted by on Jan 26, 2012 in Be Informed, Career "Re-Entry" Series, Mom as Manager | 0 comments

Career Re-Entry Series: Who am I again? Rediscovering Your Strengths

The second installment in our Career Re-Entry Series takes us beyond making career choices to taking a peek under the hood to re-discover our strengths. We pick up plenty of new skills (multi-tasking, anyone?) and passions after we become moms, and before we jump into the “same old career path”, it is worthwhile to take the time to...

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