Keep Your Eye on the Prize in 2017!

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

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

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”

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

Leaders, Experts and Innovators Aren’t Born, They’re Mentored

How do young college graduates entering the workforce, professionals in transition or retirees looking for their “encore” career get a leg up on the competition?  It takes experience, foresight and confidence —and you don’t get any of these on your own until you have gone through the development process and have become a proven commodity. Mentors could be the answer.  … Read More

Stop With the Generational Stereotypes: Individualize!

What do you think about generational stereotypes? In the last several years I have seen more articles and talks about how to manage an intergenerational workforce than I care to count. I actually believe that these prescribed presentations have done more to damage intergenerational relations than help. It has given us free reign to slap labels on people and strip … Read More

Leveraging New Government Contracting Regulations to Benefit Your Small Business

Relationships between small businesses and the government aren’t always easy to form. In my case, I love my prime contractors is because I’ve been blessed to have great relationships with the contracting officers, program managers, and their small business representatives. Part of this is due to how I approach the relationship and part of it is due to the individuals … Read More

Stress is Not a Status Symbol

For a long time I had a picture of this quote pinned on a wall at my desk as a helpful reminder that stress doesn’t equal productivity or happiness. It is an idea that I believe is lost on too many people, especially women. We feel better the more we get “done,” the more tasks we can check off our … Read More

Finding Your Next Employee in a Job-Seeker’s Market

Today, with the unemployment rate for software developers  between 1-2 percent, we’ve had to come up with a whole new hiring process. These days there are many online options available to job seekers. Based on our budgetary and business requirements, my company selected LinkedIn, and the cost was less than $500 per month. We ran our ad for two months … Read More

The Emotional Impact of Uncertainty in Business

By Kristin Woodling Anxiety is the number one mental health issue for American women. The uncertainty faced by women in business can ignite this issue, even in the most experienced professionals. Our personality, genetics, past experiences, and current circumstances are factors that influence the degree of anxiety we feel when faced with uncertainty. Next time you feel heightened anxiety, find … Read More