Mentoring Benefits All Who are Involved

Sheryl Sandberg said in her book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead”: “I realized that searching for a mentor has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. We all grew up on the fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty,’ which instructs young women that if they just wait for their prince to arrive, they will be kissed … Read More

Success: It Looks Different for Everyone

Success. It’s such a small word with big consequences. An Internet search on Dictionary.com defined success as, “The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.” Success can also mean accomplishing one’s goals, or attaining wealth, position or honors you have striven to attain. Success looks different for everyone. Of course being successful is what everyone strives for, but not the outcome … Read More

Male “Allyship”

I recently attended a women’s networking event sponsored by weVENTURE’s “League of Extraordinary Women.” These women, high level leaders in our community, are stepping up and setting great examples as mentors, leaders and cheerleaders for each other in addition to lending financial support to train and develop women entrepreneurs in our region. They are passionate about community and economic development, … Read More

Creating a Special Buying Experience

I’ve had my hat in the “retail-ring” for a long time. Gone are the days of opening your door, selling your product, and closing the door at the end of the day. Personal touches such as hand written thank you notes went a long way. Although they are still relevant today, there is a plethora of tools to promote your … Read More

Defining Your Value & Expectations, Prevents Disappointment

Every entrepreneur has experienced the blood sweat and tears that go into getting a business beyond the start-up phase. You have a vision and people are just starting to notice. Momentum is picking up and you can finally feel the hard work starting to pay off. The day has come… you landed this amazing opportunity to sign a contract with … Read More

Why You NEED a Vacation

I was sitting at my desk pondering a topic for this week’s weVENTURE EDGE article, watching the dolphins frolicking in the bay, and I was reminded how important it is to relax, unwind and take time off. I believe vacations energize the soul, educate the mind and expand one’s horizons. Clichés to be sure, but so true. Those who know … Read More

The Power of Self Talk Tied to Business Success

I am a firm believer that success in any capacity is tied to how we react to what life throws at us. None of us are in control over the challenges we will face, and there is no way to predict what will happen in our careers, but we certainly can control how we respond. Starting out in any career … Read More

Achieving Dreams Later in Your Career

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

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

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