Achieving Dreams Later in Your Career

Whitmore1565HighResolution

Being at the tail end of the Baby Boom generation, I should be winding down my career and preparing for retirement. After all, I have been a flight attendant for 36 years. But somewhere along the way, my childhood dream of owning a small boutique became a reality…and without too much thought or preparation I might add! What started out … Read More

Better This Year

B9322209316Z.1_20160523095042_000_G17EDFV3G.1-0

Have you ever had a book change your life? “Younger Next Year for Women” did that for me. In this book, authors Chris Crowley and Dr. Henry Lodge use scientific data to entice us to live the rest of our lives biologically younger and emotionally happier. “Decay is optional,” the authors write, if you choose to grow instead of to … Read More

Chart Your Course With Purpose As Your Rudder! A Navy Wife’s Tale

dee dee sheffield

What characteristics do you think a leader should posses? When I think about it, leaders need to think with vision and no preconceived notions. Leaders are fearless. As a young submarine commander’s wife, my leadership skills were put to the test. I had the unpaid, but expected job of being liaison to the ship’s families. Later, I became president of the … Read More

Intentional Corporate Community Engagement: How Reaching Out Brings Success

anne headshot 2 (1) (1)

What’s your equation for the success of your business or organization? For Junior Achievement, money for operations and materials plus volunteers to deliver our programs equals more students served. Easy, right? Well, not so easy. I liken it to a perpetual treasure hunt. As a result, I put a lot of time and thought into the motivations behind community engagement … Read More

It Is 2017, Women Have Options!

madison_conradis_3845-1-1

The hustle and bustle from the holiday season is finally over and we all survived yet another year of turkey, presents, and awkward family questions that feel more like interrogations and passive aggressive statements about whether or not you have hit life’s benchmarks. The constant questions about “real” jobs, kids, marriage and “settling down” seem to be the topics of … Read More

2017 – A Year for Empathy

Beth Gitlin
Executive Director, weVENTURE
Team Captain, Heart & Soul Dragonboat Team

Is it possible for us all to agree that 2017 could be the year of empathy? I wonder…. the media says that we’re a divided country, our friends on Facebook have difficulty holding fruitful and enlightening discussions about politics without calling each other names, the word “selfie” is used so much it makes me want to be sick, and many … Read More

Keep Your Eye on the Prize in 2017!

why-hrss-1

Women tend to spend most of their time focusing on others, especially during the holiday season. Did I get my holiday cards out to all of the people I care about? Did I get all the gifts for everyone on my list? Is the tree up with the lights and presents all stacked neatly underneath? I believe we as women … Read More

Four Companies Graduate from weVENTURE Mentoring Program

pathways

Pathway Lending, Rock, Paper, Simple, Strategic Ink PR and Z-Corp Complete IGNITE 360®                   Strategic Ink PR & Z-Corp                              Pathway Lending                                   Rock, Paper, … Read More

Navigating Through a Sea of Leadership Feedback

636173181127995053-jarin1

This year has been the most professionally exciting year of my life – which is probably why it has also been the most challenging. Like most executive directors or individuals in leadership positions, I receive a lot of feedback. Learning how to successfully navigate that feedback, both personally and professionally is a task I am still learning to master. The … Read More

Business Partnership – Akin to Saying “I Do”

tina_croptighter-1

Have you ever thought about merging your business with another and creating a partnership? I have thought about it on several occasions, and even come close a few times, but it never seemed like the right fit until recently. A little over a year ago, I got a call from a colleague who I’d worked with on some client projects … Read More